Is there a way to draw with bearing and distance within QGIS? I need to draw easements in QGIS and they are provided to us in the following format.

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I've come across a plugin called "Azimuth and Distance" but it seems a bit clunky and doesn't seem to work properly (I could be using it wrong). The other option I have is draw it in CAD but that adds extra steps.

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In QGIS (3.28 used here) the Advanced Digitizing Tools this is built-in (no plugin required).

set your CRS Projection correctly first!

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Shortcuts Ctrl + or Alt + Shift +


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    I wasn't to sure how that tool worked with DMS but i am seeing that you convert the DMS to DD. Thank you for your help.
    – Mow
    Dec 7, 2022 at 23:26

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