I'm helping bring CAD people into ArcGIS so that everyone throughout the company is on the same page and there is one database for everything. Right now, one of the biggest hurdles is making sure all of the functionality that they have with GIS is available and as easy to use as it is in what they're using now. I want this transition to be easy and with as little hesitation/bitterness as possible.
I cannot find a measurement tool that snaps at a 90 degree angle.
The minimum distance tool doesn't work, because it will find the minimum for the whole line segment, instead of taking in a piece of a line. I want to calculate the minimum at a specific point or in a very localized area. Also, I would prefer a button, similar to the measure tool. I don't want them to have to load data into the toolbox dialogs in order to do a simple measurement.
The measure tool doesn't snap perpendicular. We're wanting to minimize the amount of possible error.
I want to check this Q&A site before I do one of two things--create a custom button or create a feature class that I can use as a temporary measurement--they snap perpendicular to one side of the right of way line to the other side and then after they finish, they delete the line.
We are currently using 9.3, but are upgrading to 10 soon.