Ideally this would be in the clear view, where you could get a good “Sub-Inch” RTK point on. It would also be good if it was a physical location already in you or your client’s GIS. This would help tie the new drawings into their existing system.
Click on the ACTIONS button and then the GRID button to access Grid View of the previously collected locations.
Once in Grid View select the RECALCULATE button in the top right corner of Orbitas. This features does require internet but will automatically determine the exact angle of the line you are creating “IN A STATE PLANE ZONE”!
If not already there, physically walk back to the 2nd location ( The flagged location) and collect a 3rd location using the OFFSET button at the bottom of the collection form.
In this example our bearing was calculated as 297.73 (Yours may differ- this value is derived from the calculations Orbitas performed in the previous step)
So in this example we would enter these values into the offset form:
Click SAVE on the offset form, then SAVE in the collection form.
The conclusion of this concept is that the resultant point would be the exact location of the “Origin” point in the drawing!
Without having to collect the building footprint!
If you wanted to collect the footprint as a double check, you could.