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    Default Penn Foster Student Suffering with Oleson Village Map!!!

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    I see lots of posts on this project but I'm getting no where. I completed all of the book tests and got no less than a 95 on every single one but when it came time to do the project at the end, it might as well be written in another language.

    I’ve gotten absolutely no where with this project. I’ve tried to enter just the first simple line coordinates probably 100 times and it just goes away as soon as I hit enter. When I try to enter the second point it says “Point or option keyword required” or the box will have a red outline and it won’t do anything. The line feature is the most basic function in autocad and I can’t even do that.

    If someone can get me past just the FIRST LINE, maybe there is a glimmer of hope I will be able to complete this course.

    Thanks!!!! You are my only hope.

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    Obi-Wan Kenobi has left the building but I would be willing to assist you.

    Have you set up the drawing environment as per the P-F instructions?

    Do you know how to enter coordinates at the command line?
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    Start a new drawing using the acad.dwt template file. It should be the default.

    Set your units. Do this via the command line by typing UNITS then press Enter.

    Under Length > Precision set it to 0.00. Under Angle select Surveyor's Units and set the precision to be N0d00'00"E. Click the OK button.

    Now I want you to draw a rectangle. Start the Rectangle command and when asked for the first corner point type, at the command line, 0,0. When asked to specify the other corner point type, at the command line, 2000000,2000000 (note that we do not use commas). Then press Enter. Now do a Zoom > Extents. The entire rectangle should now be visible on your screen.

    Why did I have you do this? Because the whole Oleson Village subdivision including all roads in/around it should fit inside this rectangle. Use it as a visual reference. If you draw a line, or insert a block, and it falls outside the rectangle then you have done something wrong.

    Comment. I still do not understand why P-F insists on telling the student to establish limits of 0,0 and 10000000,10000000.
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    Next: drawing a reference line to what will be the center of our benchmark.

    Make sure Orthomode (F8 key) is toggled Off.

    Start the Line command.

    When prompted for the first point pick on the lower left hand corner of the rectangle using the Intersection or Endpoint OSnap.

    Let go of your mouse.

    When prompted for the next point type, at the command line, the following coordinates (do not use commas except to separate X/Y coordinates) 1421334.93,783207.62 then press Enter. AutoCAD continues to prompt for the next point. To cancel the command press Enter a second time or press your Esc key. The end of this reference line marks the centerpoint of your benchmark. The first line, referred to in the instructions on page 5 as POB, starts at this point and will extend up and slightly to the left which is equivalent to a direction of northwest.

    Using your mouse scroll wheel zoom in to the end of this line so you have a better view.
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    Drawing the POB line.

    Orthomode should still be disabled (off).

    Start the Line command. Pick the endpoint of the reference line.

    Let go of the mouse.

    For the next point type, at the command line, @113.66<n5d27'23"w then press Enter. Can you see the line? If you are having trouble seeing the line use your mouse wheel to zoom in a little closer.

    Assuming the line is there how do we verify the length and distance? Answer: we use the List command (one of a couple of options).

    Type List at the command line then press Enter. When asked to select object pick the line that was just drawn. Press Enter.

    A text window should appear listing all the information about the line. Check that the length and angle are correct.
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    [QUOTE=ReMark;511118]Obi-Wan Kenobi has left the building but I would be willing to assist you.

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    A freebie.

    Download this block to your desktop. It is a tree I'd like you to use in your drawing. It is saved in AutoCAD 2000 file format so you should have no problem with it. The block came from www.draftsperson.net and was originally done in metric units. I converted it to imperial units. It is already setup to have a diameter of 15 which is what is called for in the Oleson Village instructions.

    This does not absolve you from the task of creating your own tree block but I thought it might spruce up your drawing just a bit.

    Tree-Oleson.dwg

    By the way, can you attach a copy of the PDF file you are working from to your next post? I'd like to check and see if there have been any changes. The one I am working from dates back a few years. Thanks.
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    How to construct the benchmark symbol (block).

    See post #75 of this thread. http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showth...ghlight=OLESON
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