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Edit topological edges

In the Modify Features pane, Vertices Edit Vertices can edit features as topological edges when you enable Map Topology Map Topology and click the Edges tab in the tool pane. Features that are topologically connected are automatically edited to match your changes and remain contiguous when you finish the edit. The workflow is like editing feature segments.

If you attempt to finish edits that break the topology graph, the message Edit operation failed Error appears, and your changes are canceled. This tool is comparable to Modify Edge in ArcGIS Desktop.

Move a topological edge

To move a topological edge, enable Map Topology Map Topology, click Vertices Edit Vertices, click the Edges tab in the tool pane, and drag the segment.

  1. On the Edit tab, in the Manage Edits group, enable Map Topology Map Topology.
  2. On the Edit tab in the Features group, click Modify Modify Features.

    The Modify Features pane appears.

  3. In the pane, expand Reshape and click Vertices Edit Vertices.

    The tool opens in the pane.

    Edit Vertices Edges
  4. In the pane, click the Edges tab.

    The map topology graph highlights in the map.

  5. In the pane, click Select Select Topology, and select a segment edge.

    The vertices toolbar for topology appears.

    Vertices toolbar
  6. To move a segment do one of the following:
    • Hover over the segment. When the pointer appear as an arc with arrows, click and drag the segment.
    • In the tool pane, on the coordinate table, edit the vertex coordinate values.
  7. To finish the feature, right-click and click Finish Finish, or press the F2 key.

    Features that share a common edge follow your edits automatically and remain contiguous.

Change a topological edge

To change a topological edge, enable Map Topology Map Topology, click Vertices Edit Vertices, and click the Edges tab in the tool pane. Click the edge, right-click and click Change Segment on the context menu.

  1. On the Edit tab, in the Manage Edits group, enable Map Topology Map Topology.
  2. On the Edit tab in the Features group, click Modify Modify Features.

    The Modify Features pane appears.

  3. In the pane, expand Reshape and click Vertices Edit Vertices.

    The tool opens in the pane.

    Edit Vertices Edges
  4. In the tool pane, click the Edges tab.

    The map topology graph highlights in the map.

  5. In the pane, click Select Select Topology, and select a segment edge.

    The vertices toolbar for topology appears.

    Vertices toolbar
  6. Right-click the segment.

    The context menu appears.

    Context menu
  7. On the context menu, click Change Segment, and click one of the following:
    • To Line—Changes an arc or Bézier curve to a line segment.
    • To Circular Arc—Changes a line segment or a Bézier curve to an arc.
    • To Bezier Curve—Changes a line segment or an arc to a Bézier curve.
  8. To finish the feature, right-click and click Finish Finish, or press the F2 key.

    Features that share a common edge follow your edits automatically and remain contiguous.

Change the radius of an arc

To change the radius of a topological arc, enable Map Topology Map Topology, click Vertices Edit Vertices, click the Edges tab in the tool pane. Drag the arc, or press the R key and type the radius.

  1. On the Edit tab, in the Manage Edits group, enable Map Topology Map Topology.
  2. On the Edit tab in the Features group, click Modify Modify Features.

    The Modify Features pane appears.

  3. In the pane, expand Reshape and click Vertices Edit Vertices.

    The tool opens in the pane.

    Edit Vertices Edges
  4. In the tool pane, click the Edges tab.

    The map topology graph highlights in the map.

  5. In the pane, click Select Select Topology, and select a segment edge.

    The vertices toolbar for topology appears.

    Vertices toolbar
  6. To change the radius of the arc, do one of the following:
    • Hover over the segment. When the pointer appears as an arc with arrows, click and drag the segment.
    • Press the R key, type the radius, and press Enter.
  7. To finish the feature, right-click and click Finish Finish, or press the F2 key.

    Features that share a common edge follow your edits automatically and remain contiguous.

Reshape a Bézier curve

To reshape a topological Bézier curve, enable Map Topology Map Topology, click Vertices Edit Vertices, click the Edges tab in the tool pane. Drag the end points of a control handle, or click and drag the segment.

  1. On the Edit tab, in the Manage Edits group, enable Map Topology Map Topology.
  2. On the Edit tab in the Features group, click Modify Modify Features.

    The Modify Features pane appears.

  3. In the pane, expand Reshape and click Vertices Edit Vertices.

    The tool opens in the pane.

    Edit Vertices Edges
  4. In the tool pane, click the Edges tab.

    The map topology graph highlights in the map.

  5. In the pane, click Select Select Topology, and select a segment edge.

    The vertices toolbar for topology appears.

    Vertices toolbar
  6. To edit the Bézier curve, hover over the segment. When the pointer appears as four arrows, click and drag the control handle and blend the curve.
    Note:

    To click and drag an endpoint of a control handle that is coincident with a feature vertex, press and hold the Ctrl key as you click and drag it.

  7. To finish the feature, right-click and click Finish Finish, or press the F2 key.

    Features that share a common edge follow your edits automatically and remain contiguous.