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Entering angles always in degrees.

A - answer If you combine work in different angle units (e.g. degrees and grades), you will probably need to setup your macros and LISP applications so that they use angles in a common, consistent format - in degrees, or alternatively in degrees, minutes and seconds.

By default, relative coordinates are entered as:

@length< angle
which counts with the angle value in the currently set angle units - if you switch to grades or radians, this format will no longer work.

Therefore use a special coordinate format:

@length<< angle
which always uses angles entered in degrees (even when you have e.g. grades as current angle units).

Another option - allowing to enter angles also in surveying minutes and seconds - is the format:

@length< angledminutes'seconds"
giving e.g.:
@500<45d15'25"
@500<45d
This format interprets the angles always in degrees. Similarly you can force entering grades (100g) or radians (1.5r) wherever AutoCAD prompts for angles.
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See also:
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Tip 10412:How to enter angles in survey units?
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