Joined: 28 Oct 2003 Posts: 71 Location: Collegeville PA USA
Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:01 pm Post subject: Re: Surveyor's Unit
No....I meant it just as you wrote it. The line appears with the 'direction' or angle bearing 180 degrees from the direction I'm going. So if the line bears N 61d E, I simply input it as S 61d W.
It's like ArchiCAD jumps ahead and then 'looks back' from the finishing point in the line as opposed to the starting point.
I learned to input my points using hotspots instead of lines. It's more like actual land surveying. I draw the line to connect the dots & then manually dimension the bearing. I also use a 'circular' arrow for a symbol similar to a pin or monument as drafted on surveyor plat plans.
Setbacks are copied in a parallel distance from the boundary line and line style changed.
It's also very interesting when a deed doesn't close and you can demonstrate it directly from ArchiCAD.
Been doing it this way for years....honest.
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