Steps to create point feature using a 1 point offset and a rangefinder
- Make the point layer editable using the Start/Stop Editing tool.
- Tap the drop-down arrow below the Offset Point button to display the drop-down list. By default, the Offset Point button is displayed on the Edit toolbar.
- Tap the Offset Point button.
- Tap Set Reference Point A.
A red box around the Offset Point and Set Reference Point A buttons indicates that they are active.
- Tap the screen to set reference point A.
To use a GPS to set the reference point, refer to the following TipTip:
Using a GPS to set the reference points: If you have a GPS activated, you can set the reference point using the incoming GPS coordinates. Tap the Survey button to display the Vertex dialog box. Tap the GPS button on the Vertex dialog box to capture the incoming GPS coordinates as your reference point.
- With your rangefinder activated, shoot your target
The Point/Vertex dialog box opens on the Offset page with the bearing and slope distance information displayed from the rangefinder.
- Tap OK.
The Feature Properties dialog box is displayed with an edit form, if it exists. Enter the information for the new feature.
- Tap OK.
Your new feature is created.Tip:
Using the snapping options to set the reference point at an existing feature: You can set the reference point to be at the location of an existing point or vertex by selecting snap to vertex or point for that layer on the Snapping page in the Table of Contents.