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johng0927
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DIMENSIONS & BEARINGS

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10-25-2012 12:21 PM

I draw property plats for a surveyor and looking for a way to add the bearings (for example: N 56 15' 32" E) along the property lines.  Right now, I use the Distance command to find out the bearing, write it down, and then add it to the aligned linear dimension text.  I'm guessing there's a faster way to get a bearing along with the distance without typing it in.  Thanks

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AllenJessup
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Re: DIMENSIONS & BEARINGS

10-25-2012 01:41 PM in reply to: johng0927

Start with the Labels and Tables Tutorials.  Then add a single segment label with a style that shows bearing and distance.

 

I know this sound short. But if you're not familiar with Labels and Label Styles. It would take pages to type out all you need to know.

 

Allen

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owenmull
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Registered: ‎09-06-2011
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Re: DIMENSIONS & BEARINGS

10-26-2012 09:31 AM in reply to: johng0927

johng0927 wrote:

I draw property plats for a surveyor and looking for a way to add the bearings (for example: N 56 15' 32" E) along the property lines.  Right now, I use the Distance command to find out the bearing, write it down, and then add it to the aligned linear dimension text.  I'm guessing there's a faster way to get a bearing along with the distance without typing it in.  Thanks


Attached is a video demonstrating how to label a line with Bearing & Distance.

 

(Simply change the extension from .txt to .swf and open with Windows Media Player or your web browser)

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