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

To specify a point using bearing and distance

  1. Click Home tabDraw panelCOGO drop-downCOGO Input.At the Command prompt, enter mapcogo.
    • To use the Bearing/Distance routine transparently, start a command, such as PLINE or ARC, then enter ‘mapcogo.
  2. In the COGO Input dialog box, select the Bearing/Distance routine.
  3. For the first point of an object, specify a starting point. For a later point in the object, the previous point for the object is the starting point. Click to select the point on the map.
  4. Enter the quadrant (NE, SE, SW, NW). If you are entering surveyor’s units, quadrant entry will be disabled.
  5. Enter the angle. Click to specify the angle on the map.

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

  6. Enter the distance from the starting point. Click to select the distance on the map.
  7. 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.
  8. Click Create Point.