Creating an Observation Using an Azimuth
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Create an observation from an occupied traverse station by entering a recorded azimuth and distance.

Additionally, you can also use a vertical angle or vertical distance to locate the point.

Creating an Observation Using an Azimuth
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Survey Command Window Syntax

ZD (point) [azimuth] [distance] (description)


ZD VA (point) [azimuth] [distance] [vertical angle] (description)


ZD VD (point) [azimuth] [distance] [vertical distance] (description)

Parameter Definition
point The new point identifier. You do not need to assign a point number if auto point numbering is on.
azimuth The measured azimuth from the traverse station to the point being located. Type this value in the current angular units (DMS, grads, decimal degrees, mils, or radians).
distance The distance from the instrument point to the point being located. It is measured in the current distance units. The distance is assumed to be a horizontal distance unless VA is used. When VA is used, the distance is recognized as a slope distance.
vertical angle The direction of the vertical angle (zenith, horizontal, or nadir). Type this angle in the current angular units.
vertical distance The elevation difference from the instrument to the prism. If the prism is higher than the instrument, then this is a positive value.
description An optional description associated with the point.