Creating degree tic marks for a circle

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12-09-2020 12:21 PM
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ldslattery_OEMA
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Does anyone have an easy way to create degree tic marks for a circle? I have a convoluted way to do it using the Bearing Distance to Line tool, where I create 360 lines coming off of a point, then I have to split those lines using a two slightly different sized circles I draw so I can get a 360 tic marks. This is a pain when I have multiple distances, and was wondering if there is a more straightforward way to do this.

Thanks!

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Scott_Harris
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Hi,

I'm not too clear on what your goal is, but have you looked into using an m-enabled feature class. With it, you can enable hatching and label the M values: https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/mapping/layer-properties/linear-referencing-hatch-symbols.htm

After enabling the hatch labels at measured units, I would roughly follow this workflow with the line feature class:

ticmarks.gif

 

  1. In the GIF above, I create a temporary 2-point line directly north that represent the center point and radius of the circle.
  2. I then create a circle (must enable the circle tool in the line template) that snaps to the temporary line.
  3. I then use Edit Vertices to set the From and To of the m-values for new circular line: https://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/editing/edit-vertex-m-values.htm

I didn't spend too much on styling the labels, but there are plenty of options for that.

Does this help?

Thanks,
Scott

 

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