TPC can compute the area of any closed loop traverse. It uses a coordinate method, subtracting the easting of the first area point from the easting of all the other area points to eliminate potential floating-point errors that could result from using State-Plane type easting values.
The program reports and uses areas in a number of places in the program. Most of these compute the area of a traverse as needed.
The Closure View displays the area of any closed loop traverse in square units (feet or meters) and area units (acres or hectares). The area of a closed loop is computed from the Initial Point to the Closing Point. If these points do not have the same coordinates (the loop doesn't close), TPC connects the two points with an imaginary line and computes the resulting area of the loop.
Each time you open the Closure View and also when you choose View | Refresh, TPC recomputes the area of the traverse.
Area is not computed for Closed-Point-To-Point and Open traverses.
Within the Drawing View Drawing and Traverse Settings, you can turn on lot labels that include the area of the traverses and display it as a lot label, either in square units (feet or meters) or area units (acres or hectares).
These lot areas can be computed automatically (slows down the regen process) or manually. To turn on automatic area computations choose Edit | Drawing Settings, Miscellaneous and turn on the [X] Compute Area toggle.
When you create a legal description from a closed loop traverse, you can include the area of the traverse in square feet, square meters, acres or hectares at the end of the description. In the Legal Description dialog, turn on the [X] SqFt or [X] SqMeters toggle or the [X] Acres or [X] Hectares toggle.
TPC includes the area of a closed loop traverse in the report heading as in the following example.
[[ Traverse: Example Traverse Area: 54154.32 SqFt 1.24 Acres Distance Factor: 1.000000000 ]]
TPC can create a traverse of some specified area from any closed loop traverse. You use the Predetermined Area dialog to specify the area you want and the method to use. TPC creates a new traverse of the area specified and can place the reminding area in another traverse.
By default, Drawing View uses the last area computed for a traverse. If a traverse area has not yet been computed, Drawing View will compute it, then display it.
If you are editing the area of a traverse frequently and want Drawing View to compute the current area,
Several user defined area settings are available in the Program Settings dialog on the Units page. You can specify what text to use for square units (FT2, SqFt, SF, etc) and Area (Acres, AC, etc).
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Working with Survey Files
Searching for Points
Using Scale Factors
Changing Units Using Coordinate Conversion
Working with Areas
Setting the Default Direction
Starting a Survey
Working with Units
Choosing a Survey Grid