Add a vector

There are 2 types of vector: 

  • right line 
  • arc. 

You can enter vectors sequentially or radially. Right line vectors can also be entered as bearing-only vectors or distance-only vectors. 

What to do 

To add a vector, first select the Vectors icon from the Workflow toolbar

Toolbar with Vector icon highlighted

This will bring up the Vectors panel

Screenshot of vectors panel

If you adopted any existing vectors for your survey, they are listed in this panel. 

  1. When you click the + Add vector button at the bottom of the Vector panel a new row is added to the Vector panel. The Mark From and Mark To references default to a number (such as 1000 and 1001), and other fields also display default values. Change these values if required. 
    If an existing vector has been captured, clicking the + Add vector button will add a new row at the bottom of the vector list, with most fields automatically populated from the last captured row. The Mark From field will be populated with the Mark To reference from the row above, and the Mark To reference will be populated with the next available default number. 
    Highlighted add vector button
  2. Complete the details of the vector. 
  3. Complete other details as needed. 
  4. If the Mark To mark is a new mark or if it is an adopted mark requiring more information, complete the details of the mark in the appropriate field. Use the Marks panel to edit other mark details.  

When adding new vectors in the Vector panel, you can use Enter, Tab or the arrow keys to move between fields.  

To bring an adopted survey into terms with a new survey, you may need to apply an adjustment to some bearings. You can edit a vector by double clicking on the bearing field and then making changes. Your changes are saved automatically. 

Vectors panel with 'bearing' field highlighted

If adopted vectors have been captured with no bearing correction, the correction will show as 0° 00’. If you change the bearing correction in the Survey Details panel, any adopted vectors you add after this will apply the new bearing correction. The correction is not automatically applied to adopted vectors that were captured before you entered the bearing correction, however. To apply it you need to manually reselect the CSD Bearing Source.  

If you have manually captured vectors from the spatial view, you need to edit these bearings in the Vector panel.