Lot Labels and Area

You can label each traverse with the name of the traverse and the area in square feet/meters/chains and acres/hectares. You pick the options you want, the size, color, and TPC does the rest. You can even use this feature to label open-ended traverses like centerlines and fences.

If the traverse is a “Closed Loop” traverse (you choose this setting in the Closure View with Edit | Closure Settings | Closure Type), the labels will be placed in the middle of the traverse. If the traverse is a “Closed Point-to-Point” or “Open” traverse, TPC will draw the label above and parallel to the middle course of the traverse.

To move a lot label, move the cursor over it, press the left mouse button, drag the label to the desired location and release the mouse button.

To edit a lot label, move the cursor over it, right click and choose Properties.

For closed loop traverses, Drawing View will put the square feet or meters directly under the lot label and the acres or hectares under the square feet or meters.

Updating Area Automatically

By default, TPC computes the area of each lot when the drawing is regenerated. If you have a large number of lots that are not being edited, you can tell TPC not to recompute the lot areas on regen. This will speed up the regen process and make the Drawing View appear faster.

Related Topics

Drawing Settings, Traverse Drawing Settings and Object Settings
Copying Traverse Drawing Settings
Using Drawing View
Smart Drawing Objects
Working with Drawing Objects
Drawing Commands


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