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Drawing Control Points

 

 

 

 

Control Point Settings are part of the Traverse Drawing Settings TPC uses to draw your survey for you.  They are used to draw all occupied points, backsights, foresights and Points-of-Intersection. Side shots and offsets are drawn with the Side Shot Settings.

 

Control point and side shot settings draw the lines for you (3:58) - In TPC, you don't draw lines like you do in CAD. TPC's lines are generated by the Traverse Drawing Settings.


Control Points do the Line Work in a Drawing

One way to think about Control Point Settings is that they do most of the line work in a typical drawing. If you want to draw the centerline of a road, create a traverse for it and set the Control Point Settings for the traverse the way you want the centerline drawn. Choose the line type, symbol, color and labels you want to include for the alignment in the drawing and let the Control Point Settings draw them for you.

As you create drawings, you will use Control Point Settings to draw lines like fences, buildings and boundaries. Pick the line type and symbol you want and TPC will 'connect the dots' using the sequence of points in the traverse. Insert a Gap to create spaces in the line work like when a ditch line going through a driveway culvert.

You will also use them to draw features like trees and power poles that aren't connected by lines in the drawing.


Changing Control Point Settings From a Drawing

Right click any object drawn by a traverse and choose Traverse Drawing Settings then left click the Control Points tab.

Choose the point symbol, line type and annotations you want. To turn off lines or point symbols, choose None from the pick list.

Choose OK. TPC redraws the traverse with the new settings.

Changing Control Point Settings From the Traverses Manager

Right click the traverse you want to change and choose Traverse Drawing Settings then left click the Control Points tab.

Choose the point symbol, line type and annotations you want. To turn off lines or point symbols, choose None from the pick list.

Choose OK. TPC redraws the traverse with the new settings.


Changing Control Point Settings for Multiple Traverses in the Traverses Manager

You can select multiple traverses in the Traverses Manager then change the Traverse Drawing Settings for just one of the selected traverses and TPC will apply the settings to all of the selected traverses.


Related Topics

Traverse Drawing Settings
Side Shot Settings
Control Point Settings dialog

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