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Angular Equation
Steve Rauenbuehler Sep 5, 2007 1:27 PM (in response to Martin Stevens)I've never used that dms format, but maybe you could try +0deg7'50"
Just guessing.....
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Michael Kramer Sep 5, 2007 1:47 PM (in response to Steve Rauenbuehler)you could try the decimal degree equivilant, which I believe is .1305555 degrees


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Charles Culp Sep 5, 2007 2:37 PM (in response to Martin Stevens)My first suggestion is to create three dimensions. The firstone is D1, same as you have it now. The second one is theangle between the two lines, which is 0 degrees, 7 min, 50 sec. The third dimension will be between the second line, and thehorizontal. When you create this third line, it will promptyou, asking if you want to make it a Driven dimension. Sayyes. Then if you need that dimension in laterequations, or for your drawing, you can still use it.
If you insist on using the equation to drive the value (I almostnever find it necessary to use equations, there are normallygeometric "tricks" you can do which always work easier),then just use "D2@Sketch1" = "D1@Sketch1"(plus) (7/60) (plus) (50/60/60)... thus showing thedecimal equivalent for DMS.
* the plus symbol has problems in HTML... so replace (plus)accordingly. 
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John Burrill Sep 5, 2007 5:03 PM (in response to Martin Stevens)Out of curiosity, what did you seT the angular unit measure control to in the equation editor?
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Martin Stevens Sep 6, 2007 5:47 AM (in response to John Burrill)Funny, when one adds a new dimension to a line, dms can beadded/subtracted in the dimension input box in dms format.(e.g. 2deg7min50sec+1deg7min21sec)  or in the format2deg7'50". But in an equation it won't work. The only way Iget to the correct answer is to set my document units todecimal, and then do the math in the equation also indecimal.
Until someone comes up with a better idea, I have at least a way toovercome my problem. Thanks for everyone's input.
