We are starting a new blog post called "TBC Tip of the Week" where a new feature or trick that is not commonly known is highlighted. Feel free to comment on this post for any suggestions you would like to see.
Tip of the Week #1 - Coordinate Controls
This week's tip is on using Coordinate Controls to perform on the fly calculations. The coordinate controls are located in various commands and you can tell by the symbol next to the field (see image below).
There is a large selection of commands available when using these coordinate controls. Simply select the field and right-click. You will see a drop down list of commands such as bearing-bearing intersections, offsets, center of arc, tangent, and many others.
These are great tools for performing on the fly calculations and basic point creation. Bearing Bearing, Bearing Distance, and Distance Distance are great for performing calculations for boundary surveys, while the Intersection, Perpendicular, and Offset options streamline the creation of construction stake points.
Until next week...Happy Surveying!