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This example creates and inserts a Block, Notes with parameters, and sketch entities that display a compass with an arrow pointing in the selected direction in a DraftSight drawing. 
  1. Start DraftSight.
  2. Using the following form, select the direction of the arrow and create the compass:
  1. Select the direction in which to point the arrow (e.g., N, NE, E, etc.) in Direction of arrow.
  2. Specify where to create the compass:
  1. Select Coordinates.
  2. Type x, y, and z coordinates.
  3. Click Insert.
    • - or -
  1. Select Point in drawing.
  2. Click Insert.
  3. Click anywhere in the drawing to insert the compass at that point.
  1. Examine the drawing.


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Direction of arrow:
    X:     Y:       Z:
Point in drawing


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