On the status bar at the bottom of a map, you can enable and configure Dynamic Constraints . You can toggle them on or off and change the default angular constraint or the initial constraint focus.
Dynamic constraints appear as on screen controls with feedback when you create or reposition features. Values for angular direction and distance update automatically as you click and drag the pointer. You can cycle through the constraints and lock your edits to new values you type in the control. In 3D scenes, you can also click and drag handles for 3D features.
For steps to configure these settings on the Options dialog box, see Change general editing tool settings.
Enable and configure dynamic constraints
To toggle dynamic constraints on and off, hover over Dynamic Constraints on the status bar at the bottom of the current map, and click the icon. To change the default angular constraint or the initial constraint focus, click the setting.
- On the status bar at the bottom of the current map, hover over Dynamic Constraints .
The pop-up menu appears.
- To toggle dynamic constraints on or off, click the Dynamic Constraints icon .
- To change the default angular constraint, click one of the following:
- Deflection—Locks the specified angle measured from the last line segment.
- Absolute—Locks the specified angle to the coordinate system assigned to the map.
- To change the initial constraint focus, click one of the following:
- Move the pointer back to the map or scene.