How do I draw a line at a distance and or direction. Similar what one would do in CAD? Instead of picking coordinates.
It's the simple things......
You use the Right Click Snap Functionality like
Bearing Bearing (pick two locations and type in the Bearings from each location
Bearing Distance (Pick one location and then enter the Bearing and Distance)
Distance Distance (Pick two locations and enter the two distances to compute the possible intersections and then select the correct Intersection)
XY (Take the X of one point / end point etc in the model and the Y of another point in the model)
Each of the snaps will do a different activity.
You can also access all of these in the Create Point Command if you click the pull down arrow you will get a large dialog showing all of the snap methods
You can also use the Create COGO command (and this is not specifically my thing, but in there you can create points using many different methods (this is a Surveyors Tool to create a drawing from data on a plat sheet or from a cadastral drawing etc. and I understand it works pretty well and has many options.
Hope that this helps
You can also use the Create Line String command and use the deflection mode after selecting a base point.
1. Select 'Create Line String' Choose your layer etc.
2. Select base point either by snapping or entering co-ordinates.
3. Select 'Deflection' from the type drop down.
4. Enter your specified angle and length and save.
This is generally how I work it, and you can choose whether your angle to be from backsight or using the base line as 0 degrees.
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