Use the dynamic block in this post:
It's just like randomly labeling two points without the overhead of managing
a line and label.
"chasethewind" wrote in message news:email@example.com...
> So what you are telling me is there is NO way to label a bearing and
> distance from two random points, only label a line.
> If this is the case Please add to wish list. Gett'r done ASAP for the
> sake of all Surveyors.
Write a lisp program to do that, that's what I did. You can look at lisp sites to see if if there is a program all ready written to do that. I worked at an engineerig company where AutoCAD and not LDD was the dominant software and they had only 3 licenses for about 40 people and the survey department took one of those licenses. Very frustrating to someone who is used to being in LDD all day and getting stuff done, so I did something about it.
We shouldn't have to know LISP to write a routine for a command that Autodesk chose to remove. This was one of the most useful labeling commands. Why did they choose to remove this command? Most surveyors DO NOT want tp have to draw lines, hidden, frozen or otherwise, just to label a bearing and distance. It does not work well with standard survey drawing preparation.
Yes, I am aware of the block that someone posted about above. It's a functional work around but it would be much better if they just brought back the old command.
Again, its hard to disagree, AUTODESK, please give us a Subscription Tool Box application to resurect all of the old Land Desktop Companion tools that existed. I don't understand how they can "retire" LDC while leaving some of the great to features behind.
I agree with you that AutoDESK shouldn't have removed such a feature but they did what they did, just like permanently archiving LDD. And it won't be coming back. You do what you have to do to get the work done or sit back and whine about it. And I am the one that's currently unemployed.