Setting Coordinate Geometry Options
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

To set coordinate geometry options

  1. In the Tool-based Ribbon Workspace, click Home tabDraw panelCOGO drop-downCOGO Options.
  2. In the Coordinate Geometry Setup dialog box, set any of the following options.
    • To change the setting for North, under Set North Direction, specify the direction from the Y axis to North on your map. Enter a number that represents the angular distance measured clockwise from the Y axis.
    • To have AutoCAD Map 3D always prompt for elevation, grade, or slope, select Prompt For 3D Data Input.
    • Specify units of measure for Linear Units and Angle Format.
    • Specify whether bearings in your map are relative to North or South.
    • To have AutoCAD Map 3D write a text log for coordinate geometry entered through the COGO Input dialog box to the AutoCAD Text Window, check Create Text Log.
  3. Click OK to save your settings.

To change the azimuth bearing quickly

  1. At the command prompt, enter mapcgazbase.
  2. Enter n for North or s for South and press Enter.