Explaining Multiple Tracts

Multiple Tracts Icon

Multi-Tracts Example:

Net Deed Plotter has the ability to accept more than one tract. We refer to these as multi-tracts, and this example shows you basically how it is done.

You would have two or more descriptions that are to be displayed simultaneously.  For the purpose of this example we will have two tracts.  The first tract is the same description as shown on the homepage.  The second tract is a four sided tract that is supposedly a tract conveyed from the first (parent) tract.

The first step would be to enter the deed calls for both tracts into the deed call editor.  As can be seen, the six deed calls of the first tract were entered, then an ‘@’ symbol with a ‘0’ (zero) immediately followed.  The result is “@0” (without the quotes) on a line.  The use of “@0” and other options are discussed in Help and the manual.  Where possible, we recommend ‘@0’ because it allows the tracts to moved in the manner we are demonstrating here; however, you should never assume, that tracts are initially in their proper location relative to other tracts.

The four deed calls that describe the second tract follow the line that has the “@0”.  Now both tract have been entered as shown below.
We then draw the tracts on the screen.  The result is seen below.  (After drawing, we returned to the deed call editor so you can see both the deed calls and the tracts.)

Multiple tracts (Multi-Tracts) in editor, but not moved into place.

We now see the second tract has attached itself to a lower left corner of the first tract. The problem is that, this is an “out-sale”, and is supposed to be properly located in the parent tract. It is not. We need to move it to the place we know it belongs.
Both of these tracts were, by default, black on the screen, but the image below shows a red circle on a corner of the parent tract, and the out sale has been made “active” so it can be moved with the mouse.
After making the second tract (out sale) active, we can select the “Move Tract” icon. This icon can be seen in the image below. It is the one that has two squares wherein one overlaps the other. (it is the third icon from the right.)

Second tract selected (made active) so it can be moved.

After selecting the “Move Tract” icon, a special mouse symbol will appear, and we can now use the mouse to move the second tract to its proper position within the first tract. The final result is seen in the image below. After the tract has been properly moved, we should click the “Move Tract” icon again to cancel it. We can now deactivate the tract and alter the tract(s) as to color, hatching, and more.

Second tract of multi-tract moved into place.

When finished the tract should be scaled, saved, and if desired, printed. We arbitrarily chose to color and hatch the tracts as shown below.  Sometimes the direction of north is not the same for one or more tracts.  In that case certain tracts may need rotated and perhaps moved more than once.  Our Help topics and the manual explains how to rotate tracts and they provide other important information concerning multi-tracts.  

Net Deed Plotter map after translated, scaled, colored etc.