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You find the Plot Deed option under the

You will notice that a couple things have now appeared on your screen.

The small popup is where you enter the call information.

The "Plot Deed" panel on the right will serve as a history of the placed points once they have been added.

The first thing that we need to do after clicking on "Plot Deed" is to place a starting point on the map. The example that I am using tells me to begin at the southwest corner of the section. I will then left click once to place the starting point on the map.

The first drop-down is going to need to be N for North then type in the coordinates like this into the first blank.

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Then I need to enter E for East and 614.11 in the second field. I am already using feet so that can stay the same.

Now click apply

The line will be drawn on the map and the coordinate will be added to the history panel on the right.

Keep typing in coordinates and hitting apply to add boundaries lines to the map, you can see that it will keep listing all of the calls that have been placed.

A new window will open allowing you to enter the curve information.

Enter the Chord, Bearing, Distance, Radius, and Central Angle as desired.

To determine if the arc side is left or right, look at the point that you are starting at and ask "does the line curve to the left or to the right in the direction of the next point." In our example, the direction of the line heading is west and the line is curving out toward the south so the Arc Side would be set as "left".

Click apply.

If you need to enter another curve you can do so again, otherwise click x to exit the Add Curved points window.

The Plot Deed drawing tool can also be used to draw curves that are calculated with

Tangent Deflection example |

Additionally, if a bearing, Radius, and Central Angle are all provided, then the length is not necessary to enter since it can be determined from the other information. You can see that in this example, I removed the length value and the curve was still able to calculate correctly.

Now continue entering the lines and curves until you get to the last point.

If you are satisfied with the border then you can tell the Plot Deed tool to automatically close the polygon by clicking the "Close Polygon" link.

Now if you find that the last point is very far away from the first point you set, double check all of the entered points, if you find a mistake you can edit it in the right hand panel in it's respective call line. Then click the save icon (computer disk). Everything after that point will recalculate on the map.

If you see that you have repeated a line, you can delete it by clicking the delete icon (trashcan), everything after that point will recalculate.

To account for a magnetic declination. Click on the link in the Add Linear Point window.

The number you put in will rotate the lines around the starting point by that many degrees. Depending if you set it to east and west will determine what direction it will rotate.

To remove the declination, simply type in a zero and hit apply.

Lines turn yellow when they cross one another. |

Once the Polygon has been closed, use the

You can also find an Export link in the list of forms in the right hand panel.

The Export dialog box will open giving you 5 options for exporting (saving to your computer) the current borders.

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Example 2:

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