Creating construction lines using angle and length

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

    To create construction lines that are deflected off an existing line at a specified angle and length, follow these steps:
  1. In an edit session in ArcMap, click the Parcel Editor arrow on the Parcel Editor toolbar and click Plan Directory to open the Plan Directory dialog box.
  2. If you're working in manual mode using fabric jobs, open the Plan Directory dialog box in an open fabric job.
  3. On the Plan Directory dialog box, right-click the plan in which you want to digitize construction lines and click Construction.
  4. The Parcel Details dialog box becomes visible, with the Construction grid active.
    If you are working with parcels in a local coordinate system, the data frame switches to a local data frame.

    If you are not working with plans, right-click the system default plan named <map>.


    If you are working in manual mode using fabric jobs, you can right-click the plan listed in the Parcel Explorer window, if the plan is part of the open job.

  5. Using the Construction tool located on the Parcel Details dialog box, click the starting or from-point of the construction line.
  6. Right-click a construction or parcel line and click Angle/Distance.
  7. Right-click a construction line or a parcel line and click Angle/Length.
  8. On the Angle/Distance dialog box, enter an angle and a distance and choose whether to deflect the line clockwise or counterclockwise.
  9. TipTip:

    The units of the angle are in the units set for the current, working plan.

  10. Press ENTER to create the construction line.