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Decimal DMS

Before you get working in a drawing, whether it’s new or not, you might want to check your angular settings.

Go to your settings and right click on the drawing header at the top of the list.

TOOLSPACE->SETTINGS TAB->DRAWING NAME at the top->Right click and select EDIT DRAWING SETTINGS

Select the Ambient Settings tab, and scroll down to Angle, and to Direction.    


In the Format field for both, select (decimal dms).

This is where you can format the input of the prompts. After you change these settings you should pay close attention to the command prompt during input. The system will indicate what input format it expects. You should see Decimal DMS come up.

 
 

 While you are in there, you might want to check your Units tab as well. Make sure that drawing is set to US Survey Foot. When you start seeing XML transfers go bad, this may be why.


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October 16, 2008 - Posted by | AutoCAD Civil 3D | , , , , , , ,

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