AutoCAD LT General Discussion

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*Hamm, Bob
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Degrees, minutes, seconds

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12-16-1999 06:10 AM
Can anyone tell me how to set line direction by N,E,S,W by degrees, minutes
and seconds.

i.e.. drawing a plot plan laid out by a surveyor.

Must I convert to degrees for polar coordinates or is there a way to
directly insert these angles?
*Support, Autodesk
Message 2 of 9 (9,078 Views)

Re: Degrees, minutes, seconds

12-16-1999 09:48 AM in reply to: *Hamm, Bob
Bob,

You should be able to use these by selecting Format>Units and changing the
Angle Type to Surveyor Units or Deg/Min/Sec.

--
Keith Sibbert
PSG Product Support, Americas
WW Support & Services, Autodesk
Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion

Bob Hamm wrote:

> Can anyone tell me how to set line direction by N,E,S,W by degrees, minutes
> and seconds.
>
> i.e.. drawing a plot plan laid out by a surveyor.
>
> Must I convert to degrees for polar coordinates or is there a way to
> directly insert these angles?
*Texidor, José C.
Message 3 of 9 (9,078 Views)

Re:

12-16-1999 10:53 AM in reply to: *Hamm, Bob
Use command DDUNITS and change to Surveyor Units as indicated by Keith.

To draw line, select a starting point and use something like this:
@12
@12 = distance


I hope my memory is still working ok...
Joe

Keith Sibbert (Autodesk Support) wrote in
message news:385925E1.3D545076@autodesk.com...
> Bob,
>
> You should be able to use these by selecting Format>Units and changing the
> Angle Type to Surveyor Units or Deg/Min/Sec.
>
> --
> Keith Sibbert
> PSG Product Support, Americas
> WW Support & Services, Autodesk
> Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/discussion
>
>
>
> Bob Hamm wrote:
>
> > Can anyone tell me how to set line direction by N,E,S,W by degrees,
minutes
> > and seconds.
> >
> > i.e.. drawing a plot plan laid out by a surveyor.
> >
> > Must I convert to degrees for polar coordinates or is there a way to
> > directly insert these angles?
>
>
>
*Rudolph, Dietmar
Message 4 of 9 (9,078 Views)

Re: Degrees, minutes, seconds

12-17-1999 08:53 AM in reply to: *Hamm, Bob
>Can anyone tell me how to set line direction by N,E,S,W by degrees, minutes
>and seconds.
>i.e.. drawing a plot plan laid out by a surveyor.
>Must I convert to degrees for polar coordinates or is there a way to
>directly insert these angles?

While you can have LT display angles and direction using degrees,
minutes, and seconds (via Format->Units), you have to enter angles and
directions using decimal degrees.

Dietmar Rudolph

President, CR/LF GmbH, http://www.crlf.de
Vice-President Europe, CADLock, Inc. http://www.cadlock.com
Webmaster, AutoCAD Developers Group Europe, http://www.adge.org
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program

Author, "Mastering AutoCAD 2000 Objects", http://www.crlf.de/Verlag/PublishingServices.html
*Texidor, José C.
Message 5 of 9 (9,078 Views)

Re:

12-17-1999 10:18 AM in reply to: *Hamm, Bob
To draw line, select a starting point and use something like this ie:
line from 0,0 to @12
@12 = distance


Joe

Dietmar Rudolph wrote in message
news:tWBaOBP6E16YTVPcmM3=8DRfbofP@4ax.com...
> >Can anyone tell me how to set line direction by N,E,S,W by degrees,
minutes
> >and seconds.
> >i.e.. drawing a plot plan laid out by a surveyor.
> >Must I convert to degrees for polar coordinates or is there a way to
> >directly insert these angles?
>
> While you can have LT display angles and direction using degrees,
> minutes, and seconds (via Format->Units), you have to enter angles and
> directions using decimal degrees.
>
>
> Dietmar Rudolph
>
> President, CR/LF GmbH, http://www.crlf.de
> Vice-President Europe, CADLock, Inc. http://www.cadlock.com
> Webmaster, AutoCAD Developers Group Europe, http://www.adge.org
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
> Author, "Mastering AutoCAD 2000 Objects",
http://www.crlf.de/Verlag/PublishingServices.html
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Tcastricone
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Registered: ‎09-10-2010
Message 6 of 9 (5,996 Views)

Re: Degrees, minutes, seconds

04-15-2013 02:32 PM in reply to: *Hamm, Bob

from the autocad help button on the program. I am not sure why this wouldn't be the first thing that came up on the autodesk "help" on their website, but this is how you do it and it works.

 

You can specify the measurement conventions for angles so that positive values of angles are measured either clockwise or counterclockwise, and angle 0 can be set to any position. You can enter angles using grads, radians, or surveyor's units or using degrees, minutes, and seconds.

If you use surveyor's angles when specifying polar coordinates, indicate whether the surveyor's angles are in the north, south, east, or west direction. For example, to enter a coordinate relative to the current coordinate for a property line that is 72 feet, 8 inches long with a bearing of 45 degrees north, 20 minutes, 6 seconds east, enter

@72'8"<n45d20'6"e

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sthompson1021
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Message 7 of 9 (5,990 Views)

Re: Degrees, minutes, seconds

04-15-2013 04:36 PM in reply to: Tcastricone

Hi, while most people on this forum would agree with your assement of autocad help, the OP may be retired by now:smileywink:

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Charles_Shade
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Registered: ‎04-10-2005
Message 8 of 9 (5,976 Views)

Re: Degrees, minutes, seconds

04-16-2013 05:00 AM in reply to: sthompson1021
Funny thing is back then there may not have even been online Help and it has only been the last four years that a simple query in Help would not yield
results.
Only a perfect query now of the exact phrase will work - maybe
Regards, Charles Shade            Win8 FAQ
CSHADEDESIGN|AUTOCAD LT|LT-KB|DYNAMIC BLOCKS

 
Please mark Accept as Solution if your question is answered. Kudos gladly accepted.
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Bob_Zurunkle
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Re: Degrees, minutes, seconds

04-16-2013 08:38 AM in reply to: Charles_Shade

Wasn't Kudo that mutant dog that did Kung Fu?

If by some odd chance my nattering was useful -- that's great, glad to help. But if it actually solved your issue, then please mark my solution as accepted :smileyhappy:
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