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How to draw bearings in AutoCAD?

A - answer You can enter bearings data in any AutoCAD version. Specialized AutoCAD versions like AutoCAD Map and AutoCAD Civil 3D offer also other methods for bearings, coordinate entry and COGO.

You can use bearings format to enter angle data in standard AutoCAD relative coordinates data entry. So e.g. to draw a line 123' long, with the bearing S12°34'56"E, use:

You can enter this on any AutoCAD prompt expecting coordinate entry (Next point:, Pick point:, etc.).
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15.3.2010    65629×  
applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT · Civil 3D · AutoCAD Map 3D ·

See also:
Tip 10412:How to enter angles in survey units?
Tip 9320:Export of Inventor 3D sketch coordinates to Excel.
Tip 9006:Elevation label with automatic text of Level and Elevation relative to UCS.
Tip 7329:Draw 3D polyline by length, azimuth, slope.
Tip 6558:Entering angles always in degrees.

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