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hay my name is john and im in the middle of an electrical drafting apprenticeship, i have a drawing where there are radiation waves for a tower, i have to put in certain new bearings but the north point is in a different direction (angle) ive went into units and changed the diection of 0 degrees, and teh bearings still won;t change and also what is the best way to write the bearings in autocad i forgot how to???

ANY IDEAS
CHEERS

2. Sounds like you need to rotate your UCS, to match your north
try UCS , 3 (for 3 points, origin, x-axis, y-axis) also the notation should be degrees/minutes/seconds, something like this....
You civil guys feel free to correct me..

3. Couldn't open your image, Paul.

Bearings are written as follows: 325%%d42'38"

4. Originally Posted by Alan Cullen

Bearings are written as follows: 325%%d42'38"

That %%d doesn't work here Alan.

Yes, you need to rotate the UCS. You might find using the UCS Object handy.

5. Once you changed your angle type to surveyor's units, you can enter a bearing like this...

N03d14'16"E

6. Ok ive got the 0 point, but i need to copy a pannel from bearing to bearing to bearing , hw should i do that?

7. Ok you've lost me on that one, by pannel do you mean a line or an object of some sort,
and are you copying from base point to another point, when you say bearing to bearing this implies to me, you are rotating maybe?

Cheers Paul.

Maybe try Copy-> then type @distance<bearing e.g. @1000<58d30'30" (1000 being mm for me you might be in m)

8. ## ..

ok lets asy line lol i need to copy it 10 times to 10 different areas (e.g. these areas are set like 35 degree 10' 10'' etc)

9. I'll do my best, If I have made any wrong assumptions on your question
then feel free to disregard this response.
see pic.
You have an original line/object etc. (green line) and you want to copy it to other (multiple) positions (blue) `1,2,3' which the bearing `X,Y,Z' are known,
you will also need to know the distance of `X,Y,Z'.
Start the copy command , select line, enter, type `M' for multiple
Then type distance<bearing (as stated in previous post) for point 1,bearing X then enter,
and repeat this process for (Y,2) (Z,3).....

hope this helps. sorry for the rushed explanation but my boss wants to drag me to the pub.. so better g

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Once you changed your angle type to surveyor's units, you can enter a bearing like this...

N03d14'16"E
That's the way I do it.

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