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Stake circle

Postby Alex Leonard » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:54 pm

OK - I must be loosing it, because this HAS to be easier than I'm making it...
In FG, how to stake out a circle of known center point and radial distance?


Thanks guys!
Alex
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Stake a Circle

Postby wflux » Sat Aug 15, 2009 10:42 am

Hi Alex
One way is to go to Calculations, Traverse/Intersection, and scroll the Method box to Traverse. At this point you fill in the Questions, Known Center Point, Bearing to 1st Stake,Radius Distance, Do this for as many point as you require making sure the Point Number is always the Known Center and then use the Stake a Point Routine to place stakes. Probably someone will know an easier trick.

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Stake a Circle

Postby Alex Leonard » Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:05 pm

Walt,
thanks for the reply.
Your solution will certainly work better than what I was doing!
Am still hoping someone will have a way to stake a line, rather than to have define discreet points.

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Stake a Circle

Postby wflux » Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:12 pm

Hi Alex
I,ve been playing with this and what I think might work is Creating a large Arc. using the method previously discribed I called point 1 center point 2 was at 5 deg and 20 meters, point 3 was at 355 deg 20 meters. Have all zooms and Pans off. Pick on Pnt 2 Pick the Pencil symbol, Pick the 4th box on the bottom showing a large arc, then pick point 1 and 3 this draws an almost complete circle. You may be able close it to within 1 deg. Then I think the stake a line routine will work, it asks starting point (2) Ending point (3) Rad (1) and starting at Station 0+00 point (2) you can select station points or possibly the line it's self. I think this will work, I haven't tried it in the field.

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Stake a Circle

Postby Alex Leonard » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:41 am

Walt,
I do believe you have found a solution - very cool.
Will test in the field today.
Thank you.

Alex

PS: MS-developers - maybe a slightly more intuitive approach would be in order?
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