This options lets you decide how miscellaneous Drawing View features are handled.
Adds distance units like FT/M/CH to line distances.
You may want to use ‘ instead of Ft or chs instead of CH. You can change the distance units by choosing Tools | Program Settings | Units.
Normally, bearings are displayed as N45º30'30"E. This toggle displays them as N 45º30'30" E, separating the quadrant letters from the actual bearing.
Normally, zero degree bearings are displayed as N 0º30'30" E. This toggle displays them as N 00º30'30" E.
This option forces TPC to recompute the area of any closed loop traverse during a Regen. This option slows down the speed of Drawing View regen, but insures that traverse areas are always current. If you turn this option off, you can update any traverse area by opening the Closure View for that traverse. See Working With Areas for more information.
This option has been moved to the Save As dialog, where you can choose ‘Share File With Others’.
See Storing Blocks in a Drawing for more information.
Plots Resection Points on the drawing.
Plots Backsights on the drawing.
You can set the drawing scale to whatever you choose.
Specify a drawing rotation in degrees (+ = CW, - = CCW). TPC will rotate the survey objects on the page. Paper Space objects are not rotated. You can also set the Apply Drawing Rotation toggle when saving a block so that the block rotates automatically to the drawing rotation. This is useful for north arrow blocks. See Rotating the Survey on the Page.
Enter the line label offset (space between the text and line) in inches/mm.
Select the distance units to display in the drawing.
Select a distance type to display in the drawing. When TPC labels a survey line, it computes the distance based on your selection.
The drawing variable $DISTANCETYPE can be used in any drawing text to display a comlete description of the distance type being used for the drawing. If you enter a manul distance factor, you can use the variable $DISTANCEFACTOR to display it.
Select a direction option to display in the drawing. When TPC labels survey lines, it computes the direction based on your selection.
The drawing variable $DIRECTIONTYPE can be used in any drawing text to display a description of the direction type you selected. If you enter a manual convergence angle, you can use the variable $THETA to display it.
These are the leaders drawn from line labels to survey lines. They are turned on in the Traverse Settings dialog.
Use these option to set how these leaders are drawn. You can set line type, width, end arrow and end arrow size. The default leader arrow is None.
Defines how the point labels are arranged. Enter the following letters in the sequence you want the point label information, using a \ to start a new line and “” to include any additional text you want like “Z=”Z.
You must still turn the individual items like Description on in the Control and Side Shot dialogs to include them in the label. This format just determines how to display them if you do turn them on.
P = Label
D = Description
Y, X, Z = Northing, Easting, Elevation
N = Station
\ = Line Break
The format P D\Y/X/Z\N will produce the following:
Defines how curve labels are arranged. Include a \ to start a new line and single quotes “” to include any additional text you want like ‘Delta=’D.
R = Radius
A = Arc Length
T = Tangent
D = Central Angle
C = Chord Length
B = Chord Bearing
\ = Line Break
You will return to the Drawing View and your new settings will be in use when you click OK.
Returns you to the Drawing View without applying any changes.
This option saves the Miscellaneous Settings as the program default settings. These settings will apply to all new surveys and traverses.
This option recalls the default settings stored in the Registry by the Save command.
Drawing Settings vs. Traverse Settings
Changing Control Point Settings
Changing Side Shot Settings
Labeling Traverse Lines
Scaling the Survey
Control Point Settings Dialog
Side Shot Settings Dialog
Lot Labels Dialog
Object Labels Dialog
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