Linear and Angular dimensions can be displayed in surveyor format. For linear dimensions, surveyor format is angle (degree-minutes-seconds) and length. For angles, surveyor format is degree-minutes-seconds. Before creating surveyor dimensions, open the Properties for any dimension tool. On the Units / Tolerance page, set the Format to Surveyor.
In this example, surveyor dimensions will be placed using Parallel Dimensions, on three segments of this Multi Line Polyline.
- After setting Surveyor in the dimension tools' Properties, activate the dimension tool you want to use (in this case, Parallel, but you can use any linear dimension). Click the segment you want to dimension. (Only segment dimensioning is available when creating surveyor dimensions; you cannot click two points.) The red arrow indicates the direction in which the segment is measured.
- If you want the segment measured from the other side, select Invert from the Inspector Bar or local menu.
- Click a second time to place the dimension.
- Dimension additional segments the same way.
You can dimension an angle using surveyor dimensions as well.