- Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:14 pm
Andrew has very nicely diagrammed what I've often attempted to describe in words based on similar discoveries about the way ArchiCAD works.
I also now use the method Stuart describes as well.
The truly amazing thing about ArchiCAD's abilities here is; Until these recent programs were developed - doing a survey traverse required a lot of trig calculations and careful plotting (by hand). Demonstrating the Closure Error really meant, was an abstract impossibilty especially if the error was 'within the tolerances of 1st order work.'
All sorts of cumbersome analogue computers (resembling adding machines) had been devised costing hundreds, even thousands of $$'s. The better engineering & surveying firms had them.
Based on experience, and carefully developed skills decades ago, plotting deeds and similar data in ArchiCAD is Easy!
I've shown these features to a couple of retired surveyors who winced, then smiled with envy; epecially after demonstrating & dimensioning in real time; the Closure Error.
Surveying and property description is not attractive work, but it's part of what we do in design.
Thanks for the added info....
Mark R. Wallace AIA
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