If I have a point with known coordinates and I need to calculate another point using the slope distance instead of the horizontal distance, what command should I be using?
What software are you using? You would of course need to have the vertical angle and in most cases it would probably be easier just to use trig to calculate the horizontal and vertical distances.
I'm using TBC. I was looking for a function like from point 1 go N45dE, 50' @ 3:1
I guess you could use the Total Station editor to enter the a point using HA, VA, and SD. However you would need to define a station setup on your reference point. Probably not the sort of thing you do for entering a single point but could be useful if you had a number of the points to enter all from the same reference point. There is a CAD option to create a point from bearing and distance, however you need a horizontal distance plus you would need to compute and key in the elevation.
That's all I would know how to do also. I heard tale from a guy that I know that saw a guy... Someone told me they saw this done somehow and asked me if I could figure it out. I can't find any reference of that function.
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