New COGO Commands

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Some new COGO commands have been added to Autodesk Map and Land Desktop 2004.  This includes the capability to enter information in a more traditional Civil/Survey format during standard AutoCAD commands like the PLINE or LINE command.  Options include entering information by Angle and Distance, Bearing and Distance, Deflection and Distance, or Azimuth and Distance.

As an example, start the LINE command and pick a starting point on the screen.  Then when asked to “specify the next point” type in ‘bd (Bearing and Distance) and ENTER.  Your command prompt now changes asking you to enter a Quadrant and your cursor also changes to allow you to see and graphically select a Quadrant, followed by prompts for the Bearing and Distance.  These transparent commands can also be accessed through the Coordinate Geometry toolbar in Map.

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