I have a very frequent need to draw lines that radiate out from a point on different bearings and distances. I think of this as a sideshot.
Civil 3D’s sideshot command acts differently. It draws lines between the radial end points.
Do you know what command is needed to do what I want? It is not the Create Line by Side Shot command.
Can't you do Line by Bearing and have the starting point of your line be the Node of the point?
I have not had success in entering bearings and distances one right after the other as I want the station point to stay the same. I have to re-start the Line by Bearing command each time, hitting return doesn't re-start this command. I have to go back up to the ribbon and drill down all over again.
In Land Desktop you could do radial sideshots, Eagle Point too. I thought I was missing something in Civil 3D.
When drawing a plat it is common to have several lot lines of different bearings and lengths radiating from the end of another lot line.
While I cant say I have had the need to do this and if I did I would simply start over each time by drawing a line by brg and dist from the main point.
That said, I do see what you mean in Civil3d with the Sideshot command and as near as I can tell there is no one command in Civil3d that would meet your expectations.
If line by bearing and distance works for you, you can simply type LINE or L to start, pick the start point and then enter 'BD to enter bearing and distance input. That is what I do instead of drilling down the menu/ribbon.