This page explains the Place Flag option of the Station-Offset macro. For details of other sections, follow one of the links below.
- Plotting bound text
- Plotting property or easement corner flags
- Placing a cell at a station and offset
- Reporting the station & offset of a point
PrerequisitesBefore attempting to use any of these routines, be sure to read the Introduction page.
By default, the macro will place ± symbols at all dimensions. When you select the Place Flag command, you will be expected to identify the point that is to be referenced. This will typically be the corner of a property line, intersection of property line and right-of-way line or a corner of an easement. Identify this point with a tentative snap (middle button) and confirm the selection by using a left-click on an unoccupied section of the drawing.
The macro will place a cell representing the flag text on your cursor. Place this cell at a location on the drawing. At this time the cell will be edited to display the proper station and offset values for the previously selected location. The values will show the number of decimal places selected above the Place Flag button.
Note: It ahs been discovered that having the Default Tool set to None will cause the Place Flag operation to end the Station-offset program after a flag is placed. To avoid this, set the Default Tool to Selection or Power Selector. Workspace > Preferences > Look and Feel.
Use a right-click to exit the Place Flag section of the macro and return to the main menu.
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