Many times in AutoCAD, users will enter an angle in Degrees. Maybe even in Degree/Minutes/Seconds. If you are a surveyor or are working with a survey drawing, you will see angles (or bearings) written something like this:
N45d20'6"E (where d is the degree symbol)
This means the angle is North 45 degrees, 20 minutes, 6 seconds, East.Users can input angles just like this if we need to. When drawing a line, pick your first point, then type in:
Make sure to start with the '@' symbol. Then enter the distance, (here it is 200) then the less than sign (I would type it in but my blog thinks I am trying to type in an HTML tag!!) then N (for north or S for South) the angle number (45) d to let AutoCAD know it is the degree, then the minutes and seconds if any. Don't forget to type in the symbols ' for minutes and " for seconds. Finish up with your last direction e (E for east and W for west.)
This will draw a line 200 units long at 45d20'6" to the "right" (or east) of north (straight up)
It's that simple.