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Plotting deed description

Postby B. K. Lemons » Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:02 pm

How do I plot a deed metes and bounds description in MSCAD?
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Postby Glen Cameron » Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:34 am

Can I get a clarification of what you are asking please?

Do you mean:
1) How do I plot the plan to paper?
2) How do I enter in the data to draw the plan on the screen?
3) How do I print out the Legal Description of the property?
4) Something Else.

I need more details on exactly what you need to do.

Cheers,
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City of North Bay, Ontario
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Entering deed description.

Postby B. K. Lemons » Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:55 am

Clarification:

1. Take deed with metes and bounds description in hand.

2. Read metes and bounds description with eyes.

3. In MSCAD, select process to enter metes and bounds descriptoin one "call" at a time.

4. For each call, enter distance, direction, point number, point description, etc.

5. Such entries "plotting" or "platting" the deed descripition or metes and bounds description in the window.

6. Come back later and add an adjoining decription, or subdivide the existing plotting.


In other words, same process that in Carlson Survey 2006 would be Tools > Enter Deed Description .
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COGO

Postby Glen Cameron » Fri Nov 18, 2005 6:32 am

Thank you for clarifying things. Surveyors from different parts of the country and world will use the same terms to actually mean different things, so I just wanted to be as clear as I could to help the best I can.

To manually enter in the direction and distance to set a point with a description, one of the easiest ways would be to use COGO. COGO starts at a point (if no point number is found it allows you to enter in a starting coordinate) then give the direction (bearing or azimuth depending upon how the job was setup at the start) then a distance to solve a new point number, for which you can provide a description. Then the next leg can be entered, etc. Curve entry is also permitted in a similar fashion via COGO.

If you have the MSCAD2005 program installed with our movies, you may find it usefull to watch the movies relating to COGO, via the help file.

Any future work can then be added to the job using COGO, and if there is a difference in reference bearing, there is the ability to apply a bearing correction to each bearing entered, by setting this up in the System Toggles.

I hope this helps,

Cheers,
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Postby B. K. Lemons » Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:22 am

This answered my question.

Thanks.
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Plotting metes and bounds

Postby surveysmith » Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:35 am

From the MSTools pulldown, choose "Lot Closure/Legal Description", then choose "New Lot Closure" it works really well. You can assign points or not. It is easy to edit lines (for those deeds that are nearly unreadable). You can apply the input scale if you are working in chains and links.
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