I try to draw a sloped line with AccuDraw. I tried this tutorial but it didn't work as expected: https://envisioncad.com/accudraw-with-popup-calculator
For example I input 1000, 1000, 1300 coordinates for the first point, second point will be 40 meters away with %5 slope. In distance, direction mode, I input dist: 40 m, direction: 40 degree, Z: pressed * and input 0.5. Elevation didn't change. I expect that it calculates 40- (40*0.5) How can it be calculated from the first elevation?
Edit: corrected (Z * slope) to (distance * slope)
Your Z would be 40(hit)*(type)-0.05
That is "40 feet at 5% down"5% on it's own doesn't mean anything - it can only be applied to a distance.
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Answer Verified By: Edip Ahmet TAŞKIN
Edip Ahmet TAŞKIN said:I input 1000, 1000, 1300 coordinates for the first point
are you trying to do this in 3d?
It's pretty easy in 2d but you have to use the trigonometric options for accudraw to calculate the angle and use a length of 40 see help for that to use trig calculator to draw the 40 long with the tangent of 5 in 100 for the angle or get your window scientific calculator out and calculate the angle for a 5 rise in 100 run the angle then in accudraw 40 long and the calculated angle
or a much simpler way without calculator or trigonometry draw a line 100 long in x and 5 in the y at the end of 100 long this establishes the angle without trig ( or draw a triangle with placeline x=100, then up or y 5 then back to start point...
now place a circle radius 40 from start point and extend the sloping or hypotenuse of your triangle to intersect the edge of your circle
Sorry I cant figure it out in 3d .. 3d trigonometry is really hard..
There are several FREE macros available from many DoTs to draw sloped lines, annotate sloped lines and even allow for vertical exaggeration and input as percentage or 1 in X for V :H etc... but depends on what version of Mstn your using and you have not told us your version..
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Thank you, When I try, it works for positive direction like 40(hit)*(type) 0.05. When I do 40(hit)*(type)-0.05 it doesn't. When I type -0.05, multiplication symbol is subtraction symbol so it subtracts the distance from 0.05. It may be about AccuDraw settings, I will check it and I will try again.
Positive slope is ok:
Negative slope changes multiplication to subtraction:
Thanks Lorys, it is just simple math like distance * slope. Now I learnt it with AccuDraw. I don't know about Dots standards, I downloaded some. I will take a look if there are useful scripts.
Thank you Mary, About negative slope, when I type (-0.05) it worked!