# Thread: Penn Foster Oleson Village

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ok great, i didnt realize i didn't need the bench"mark" till later. starting to make a little sense. I draw my first line from 142....to 113.66 yellow reference, but the bearing are not right. I click the mouse, change to the boundary lines, type the next bearings and the bearings are wrong when I LIST the two lines do not relate to the inputted bearings.

2. OlesonVillageBoundary.jpg

Constructing the boundary.
You start at the Point-of-Beginning (POB) as circled in red. This is located 113.66 feet from your benchmark at a bearing of N5d27'23"W. (the letter 'd' is used to tell AutoCAD you mean degrees).

You are given the first three boundary lines. Start the line command, pick the endpoint of the POB line and go counter-clockwise entering the distance and bearing as called for in your instructions. This can be done consecutively to avoid restarting the line command each time.

The last boundary line you draw in on your own as it merely goes from the end of the third boundary line back to the POB. To check your work (using LIST) this line should have a length of 352.97 and a bearing or angle of N88d46'03"E.

3. OlesonVillageLots123.PNG

The next task is to construct lots 1, 2 and 3. This is relatively easy since all that is required is the offsetting (Offset command) of boundary line number two a distance of 60.00 to the south. Offset the resultant line 60.00 again and repeat one more time. Then offset boundary line number three 120.00 to the east. Use the Trim command to trim away any unnecessary linework so the result looks like the above image.

4. so I was thinking and visualizing it the same way you have it, but one of my tabs is on or off. When I put in the first bearing the line shows up, but I am able to move it around the whole screen which in turn changes the bearings and coordinates. its like ortho is on, because I dont get the rubber band effect

5. when I move the crosshair you can actually see the coordinates changes in the lower left hand corner

6. There is no reason to be drawing any lines while looking at the coordinate display in the bottom left hand corner of your screen.

If you can move your line in any direction then Orthomode has been disabled. Otherwise your line would be restricted to vertical or horizontal (no angled lines).

7. OlesonVillageCuldesac1.PNG

After constructing lots 1, 2 and 3 the student creates two additional streetlines. Both are done using the Offset command and a distance of 50.00. Note that I have also offset one streetline half the distance or 25.00 to create a "centerline".

Next comes the cul-de-sac. The student locates its centerpoint by inputting the coordinates as called for in the instructions. The line command can provide a visual reference. After the first endpoint goes in (at the coordinates) you can terminate the line any way you want. Now draw a circle with a radius of 50.00.

You do not have to draw the reference line. You can start the circle command and when prompted for the center point input the coordinates.

8. OlesonVillageCuldesac2.PNG

Here is a demonstration on how I went about putting some of the finishing touches on the cul-de-sac. I used the Extend command to extend a couple of the lines and the Trim command to trim away linework that is no longer needed. And I used the Fillet command, with a radius of 20.00, to round off the intersection of two of the lines where they meet what remains of the circle that represents our cul-de-sac.

9. OlesonVillageCuldesac3.PNG

Sorry, but I did not like how that right hand end of the previous image looked. You just couldn't see the results of using the Fillet command very well. Hope this image shows it better.

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Alright, that's it for me tonight. I hope things go smoother for you. Have a good evening.

Time out = 7:08 PM.