AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

Reply
Valued Contributor
kevms
Posts: 99
Registered: ‎06-20-2006
Message 1 of 8 (378 Views)

problem with entering surveyor units

378 Views, 7 Replies
08-30-2011 05:51 PM

Hello All

 

I haven't done a site plan in a very long time and after doing some reading thru some help files and other websites, I am having trouble entering coordinates for a site plan. As you will see in the attached jpg, I am getting an error while trying to enter the following and other coordinates. My units is set to surveyor units (the unusually large command line is just show you what I have tried to enter. north is to the top of the screen.)

 

what I did

 

Line: pick point (enter)

Specify next point or [Undo]: @34.13<s179d57'00"w

Point or option keyword required.

cancelled command.

 

I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but if I remove the "@" symbol and "n" or "e" directions, the lines go what ever which way.

 

Can anyone help me.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Kevin

Kevin
Using Revit Structure 2012, 2013, 2014
I think I am getting the hang of this revit stuff
*Expert Elite*
Patchy
Posts: 6,325
Registered: ‎09-16-2009
Message 2 of 8 (372 Views)

Re: problem with entering surveyor units

08-30-2011 06:15 PM in reply to: kevms

Why you keyed in more than 90 degrees ?????????????????

Never gonna work.

 

Valued Contributor
kevms
Posts: 99
Registered: ‎06-20-2006
Message 3 of 8 (369 Views)

Re: problem with entering surveyor units

08-30-2011 06:25 PM in reply to: Patchy

so what do i do?

Kevin
Using Revit Structure 2012, 2013, 2014
I think I am getting the hang of this revit stuff
*Expert Elite*
Patchy
Posts: 6,325
Registered: ‎09-16-2009
Message 4 of 8 (362 Views)

Re: problem with entering surveyor units

08-30-2011 07:24 PM in reply to: kevms

Where did the descriptions come from? Are you sure this isn't azimuth?

Valued Contributor
kevms
Posts: 99
Registered: ‎06-20-2006
Message 5 of 8 (354 Views)

Re: problem with entering surveyor units

08-30-2011 08:08 PM in reply to: Patchy

A pdf file was sent to me by our PM, who received it from the developer. I am not sure if the info is azimuth as you mentioned. how can I tell?

 

On a separate note, I was given the I believe the following info

 

A=21.55 (This is arc length correct)

R=13.72 (this is obvious radius)

 

Thanks for you help so far.

 

Kevin

Kevin
Using Revit Structure 2012, 2013, 2014
I think I am getting the hang of this revit stuff
*Expert Elite*
Patchy
Posts: 6,325
Registered: ‎09-16-2009
Message 6 of 8 (352 Views)

Re: problem with entering surveyor units

08-30-2011 08:20 PM in reply to: kevms

Azimuth is measurement from assumed north, measure clockwise in degrees and no direction given such as NW, NE,SW,SE.

No surveyor would give you direction more than 90 degrees in one quadrant.

Valued Contributor
kevms
Posts: 99
Registered: ‎06-20-2006
Message 7 of 8 (348 Views)

Re: problem with entering surveyor units

08-30-2011 08:36 PM in reply to: Patchy

okay i think i understand,

 

well some of the bearing measurements that I have been given are shown below. (no direction info was given) i know it is hard to do a site plan without the direction, but this is the only information that was available from what I've been told.

 

179d57'00"

179d'54'50"

 

I see what i can do

 

thanks

Kevin
Using Revit Structure 2012, 2013, 2014
I think I am getting the hang of this revit stuff
*Expert Elite*
Patchy
Posts: 6,325
Registered: ‎09-16-2009
Message 8 of 8 (339 Views)

Re: problem with entering surveyor units

08-30-2011 09:00 PM in reply to: kevms

 

Draw a vertical line, then rotate from the south end of the line to that degrees (use negative degrees, because autocad works that way)

Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Announcements
Do you have 60 seconds to spare? The Autodesk Community Team is revamping our site ranking system and we want your feedback! Please click here to launch the 5 question survey. As always your input is greatly appreciated.