Using It! - Setting Active Angle From Existing Graphics

Here are a couple of golden oldies. While AccuDraw has the RE shortcut to temporarily rotate the compass to an element, in some cases you might want to set the Active angle to a specific angle from an element, perhaps on a on a survey drawing or other existing source material.

We have two key-ins:

active angle pt2 prompts for two points along an element or multiple element or just in space, then sets the Active Angle by the resulting vector.

active angle pt3 prompts for three points, the first angle leg endpoint, vertex and second angle leg endpoint, then sets the active angle to match that between the two legs.

Note: hold down Shift + Ctrl during the operation to enable AccuDraw to snap to points.

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