AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Map 3D General Discussion

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Registered: ‎02-22-2012
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Auto Annotate Angles

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05-29-2012 09:56 AM

I've been looking for a solution to my problem for a couple of days.  Some backstory, when I started at my current position we had a bunch of building footprints that were generated by a contractor from spotty As-Builts and aerial images (not too thrilled about their methodology).  We need more accurate footrprints for our CAD and GIS integration, and I need to go through and compare the footprint to the As-Builts so we can determine which buildings we need to be resurveyed.  I figured out how to auto annotate the dimensions of the existing footprints that we have using the "QDIM" command.  However, the more I look at the buildings I'm noticing that a number of them aren't square (who would have thought that most buildings are square?), and what I would like to do is automatically annotate all the polyline angles  because currently I'm going through and manually annotating each footprint, but there are hundreds.  Is there a command for this? or am I doomed to days of clicking?


Thanks in advance,


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Re: Auto Annotate Angles

05-29-2012 10:05 AM in reply to: Peter_NDNG

seems like it should be possible by a running routine between each line segment of a polyline and then compare first and last segments - the gurus in the lisp discussion forum are more likely to answer on this one.... I can do it with alignments in C3D & have it as a default lable set for our waterline alignments, so it can be done.  just haven't done it in Map/ACAD.


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Re: Auto Annotate Angles

05-29-2012 06:01 PM in reply to: thepworth

are you looking for the angle of the line as in s67 degreese or the interior angle between two lines with a common vertex?



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Re: Auto Annotate Angles

05-30-2012 01:17 PM in reply to: parkr4st

The interior angles from lines with a shared vertex.  I normally work in ArcGIS and there are 3rd party tools to do this, but I work for an organization that has to certify plugins and software, so that's not an option.  Even manually adding in the angle annotation is easier in Map3d.

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