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Delete features and parts of features

When you select features in a map, you can delete them by pressing the Delete key, clicking Delete Delete on the Edit tab in the Selection group, or right-clicking the map and using the context menu.

Delete a feature

To delete a feature, on the Edit tab, in the Selection group, click Select Select and select the feature. Press the Delete key or click Delete Delete.

  1. On the Edit tab in the Selection group, click Select Select and select the features.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Press the Delete key.
    • Right-click and click Delete Delete.
    • On the Edit tab in the Selection group, click Delete Delete.

    The selected feature is deleted from the map.

Delete a part of a multipart feature

To delete a part of a multipart or multipoint feature, click Vertices Edit Vertices or Continue Feature Continue Feature and select the feature. In the pane, click any row for the nested part, right-click the row, click Part, and click Delete Part on the context menu.

  1. On the Edit tab in the Features group, click Modify Modify Features.

    The Modify Features pane appears.

  2. Expand Reshape and click one of the following:
    • Vertices Edit Vertices
    • Continue Feature Continue Feature

    The tool opens in the pane.

  3. In the pane, click Active Select Active Select, and select the feature you want to delete.

    The selected feature appears as a list in the pane, and its component parts and vertex coordinates appear in the vertices table.

  4. If you select more than one feature, click an item in the pane to flash it in the map, right-click the feature in the list you want to edit, and click Only Select This Unselect on the context menu.
  5. In the vertex table, click any row for the nested part.

    In the map, the handle for the vertex changes to a solid fill.

  6. Right-click the row, click Part, and click Delete Part on the context menu.

    The deleted part highlights in the map, and the vertex handles disappear.

  7. Right-click and click Finish Finish or press the F2 key.