Adding point symbols in cogo plotting of prop. description.

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Adding point symbols in cogo plotting of prop. description.

Postby B. K. Lemons » Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:01 am

I've plotted a metes and bounds description using cogo. My map shows lines with distances and bearings, point numbers (1 to 6) at each point for corner, and point descriptions (3/8" I.R., etc.) at each point for corner.

How do I show or add monument symbols at each corner point (circle, square, triangle, etc.)

I know this is easy but just can't seem to find it.

Thanks in advance,
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Postby Glen Cameron » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:11 pm

One way would be to go to the MsAnnotate menu -> Add Symbols -> Quick Posts Set#1 or Set#2. Pick the symbol you desire and then pick the survey point to palce it on. If there is no descirption then it will trim the COGO lines coming into the point. If there is already a description, then the lines do not trim (this is a bug that we are working on).

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Postby B. K. Lemons » Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:30 pm

Thanks, Glen.

Is there a way to specify a symbol for each point as the cogo data (bearing, distance, description, etc.) is being entered? I don't think there is, but thought I would ask just in case.

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Can't change style of symbol placed on a point.

Postby B. K. Lemons » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:30 pm

Glen, using the MsAnnotate menu -> Add Symbols -> Quick Posts Set#1 or Set#2 method worked great.

Once a symbol has been placed on a point, I've had no trouble going back and deleting it.

However, when I've tried to replace the deleted symbol with a different style of symbol, the first symbol reappears instead of the new symbol.

Any tips?

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Postby Brian Sloman » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:22 am

When you erase the unwanted symbol, also make sure to edit the point's description and remove the portion that looks like "-Bici_abc" as this instructs the Automap library to draw symbol ici_abc on that point.
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Postby Glen Cameron » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:54 am

To have symbols automatically appear on points as they are generated via COGO or any other routine, you can setup AutoMAP. AutoMAP uses the description on the point to place symbols (and do other things like automatic layering). AutoMAP is found under the MsTraverse menu -> AutoMAP System -> AutoMAP Library.

The Quick Posts mentioned above actually use AutoMAP as well.

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Postby B. K. Lemons » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:56 am

Brian, where does one go to edit the point description and remove those parts that you described?

Thanks to you and Glen, both.

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Postby Glen Cameron » Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:08 am

With your GRIPS turned OFF - simply place the crosshair over the desciption or point number of elevation or node of the point and pick - you should get either a Point Editing dialog box or an Active Drawing Technology window spread sheet. You can edit the description of the point from either location.

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Postby B. K. Lemons » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:06 am

Glen, I did that and it happened just as you said.

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