Bearings - Annotated Plan
The Bearings tab is used to display set the font, colour and style of the Bearing text to be
generated for string lines.
To compute the annotated plot, follow these steps:
1. Turn on or off any required options for Lots, areas, bearings, distances etc
2. Press APPLY or OK to generate the annotated text.
This check box allows the user to turn on or off the Bearings.
Note that the Bearings text is generated and inserted into the job just like any other piece of text.
It can then be edited and altered at will.
This can also be turned on/off from the ‘Annotated Plot’ tab.
Note: When the lot string is changed the Bearings text will NOT be updated. You must select the
Annotated Plan option and re-generate the bearings text.
Select the target layer on which the Bearings text will be placed. Press the [...] button to create a new layer.
Note that the Bearings text may be generated using the font, text size and colour of the layer it is
placed on. This allow you to easily change the size, font or colour of all the bearing text by
directly changing the layer attributes.
Select the colour of the Bearings text, select ‘*ByLayer’ if you want the bearing text to use the same colour as the layer text.
Select the font of the Bearings text, select ‘*ByLayer’ if you want the bearing text to use the same font as the layer text.
Select the text size in mm for the Bearings text, leave this field blank if you want the Bearings
text to use the same text size as the layer text.
Tick the bock if you want Bold text.
Tick the box if you want Italic text.
Tick the box if you want Underlined text.
Select the truncation option:
No Truncation - bearings are not truncated at all. (Note: LTO plan bearings may still be rounded)
Truncate 00”, if the bearing ends in 00”, the 00” will be removed from the text.
Round to 1min, will round the bearing value to the nearest minute.
Truncate 00’00”, if the bearing ends in 00’00”, the 00’00” will be removed from the text. e.g. 90 00’00” is truncated to 90.
90°00'00" becomes 90°
90°05'00" becomes 90°5'
90°05'05" becomes 90°5'5"
90°00'05" becomes 90°0'5"
180°00'00" No angle shown
True Mid Bearings
Tick the box if you want True Mid Bearings instead of Grid bearings.
The True Mid Bearing is the angle at the mid point of the line to True North.