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Rotating Coordinates - Curves left behind

Postby Ron Mak » Wed Mar 26, 2003 5:12 am

I have just rotated all the coordinates in a project using the Rotate Points command from the MS - Coordinate Points Utilities menu and the curves were "highlighted and removed from the Microsurvey database". Sure enough, now the curves are floating out in space! How do I avoid this?
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Rotating Curves

Postby Glen Cameron » Wed Mar 26, 2003 5:51 am

In MSCAD2002, we supplied 3 movies on rotating points and the benifits and drawbacks that each of the methods had. I might suggest that you go back and view them to see which method would be best for your situation.

They can be found under the Help menu -> Movies -> Misc MSCAD Commands #2. This assumes that you have installed the movies to your hard drive. If not then you would need to install them to view them.

Cheers,
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Negative rotations <1d

Postby Ron Mak » Wed Mar 26, 2003 7:33 am

Thanks for the quick reply.

I have tried the used the Cad method before and had problems that I only just figured out. When applying a small negative rotation (< 1°) the rotation actualy goes the wrong way if -0d30'30" is entered. I got it to work by using -30'30" instead (i.e., leaving out the degrees).

Also a small note on the movies - when I tried to play the third menu, Microsurvey couldnt find the movie becuase it was looking for play_movie "Rotate_Points_Graphic_Editor_Method.scm when the actual movie name is Rotate_Points_GE_Method.scm (i obviously found it in the movies folder and played from there).
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Thanks!

Postby Glen Cameron » Wed Mar 26, 2003 8:40 am

Thanks for the reminder to rename the movie for the next version.

As you mentioned, when working with angles less than a degree, don't enter in the degree.

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