Using Azimuth and Distance to Specify a Point
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

To specify a point using azimuth and distance

  1. Click Home tabDraw panelCOGO drop-downCOGO Input.At the Command prompt, enter mapcogo.
    • To use the Azimuth/Distance routine transparently, start a command, such as PLINE or ARC, then enter ‘mapcogo.
  2. In the COGO Input dialog box, select the Azimuth/Distance routine.
  3. For the first point of an object, specify a starting point for the measurement. For a later point in the object, the previous point you specified for the object is the starting point. Click to select a point on the map.
  4. Enter the azimuth, which is the clockwise angle from the North (or South) meridian to the line of the new direction. Click to specify the angle on the map.

    Enter the angle using the current angular units setting, decimal values, such as 45.1111, or surveyor’s units, such as N 45d3'55" E.

  5. Enter the distance from the starting point to the new point. Click to select the distance on the map.
  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.
    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. Click Create Point.