Using Distances from Two Points to Specify a Point
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

To specify a point using distances from two existing points

  1. Click Home tabDraw panelCOGO drop-downCOGO Input.At the Command prompt, enter mapcogo.
    • To use the Distance/Distance routine transparently, start a command, such as PLINE or ARC, then enter ‘mapcogo.
  2. In the COGO Input dialog box, select the Distance/Distance routine.
  3. Enter the coordinates for the first point, or click to select the point on the map or in the data table.
  4. Select the distance from the first point. Click to specify the distance on the map.
  5. Repeat steps 3-5 for the second point and distance.
  6. Click Calculate. AutoCAD Map 3D calculates the new point, and previews it on your map. Click the Pan button to pan to the new point. If there is no intersection, the Result box will be shaded, and will display “No intersection found!”
    NoteIf you turn on the Prompt For 3D Data Input option in the Coordinate Geometry Setup dialog box, you can enter an elevation value in the Result section of the COGO Input dialog box.
  7. Select the intersection you want, then click Create Point.