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Edit topological nodes

In the Modify Features pane, Vertices Edit Vertices can edit feature vertices as topological nodes 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 vertices.

If you attempt to finish edits that break the topology graph, the message Edit operation failed Error appears, and your changes are canceled.

Move a topological node

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

Note:

You can also use commands on the context menu or edit values in the tool pane.

  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 on 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 vertex, do one of the following:
    • Click and drag the vertex using the pointer.
      Note:

      To drag a z-enabled vertically, press and hold the H key.

    • Right-click the vertex, and click Move Delta XYZ or Move To Absolute XYZ.
      Context menu
    • 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.

Add a topological node

To add a topological node, enable Map Topology Map Topology, click Vertices Edit Vertices, click the Edges tab in the tool pane. and drag the node. Select the topological edge, right-click the segment, and click Add Vertex Add.

Note:

You can also use tools on the vertices toolbar or commands in the tool pane.

  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 on the map.

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

    The vertices toolbar for topology appears.

    Vertices toolbar
  6. Add a vertex using one of the following methods:
    • Right-click the segment and click Add Vertex Add.
      Context menu
    • On the vertices toolbar, click Add Add Vertex and click the segment.
    • In the tool pane, in the vertices table, right-click the row and click Insert Before or Insert After to add a vertex at the midpoint of a segment.
  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.

Delete a topological node

To delete a topological node, enable Map Topology Map Topology, click Vertices Edit Vertices, click the Edges tab in the tool pane. and drag the node. Select the topological edge, right-click the node, and click Delete Vertex Delete.

Note:

You can also use tools on the vertices toolbar or commands in the tool pane.

  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 on the map.

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

    The vertices toolbar for topology appears.

    Vertices toolbar
  6. Delete a vertex using one of the following methods:
    • Right-click the vertex and click Delete Vertex Delete.
      Context menu
    • On the toolbar, click Delete Delete Vertex, and click the vertex.
    • In the vertices table, right-click the row for the vertex and click Delete.
  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.