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Move topology edges and nodes

In the Modify Features pane, Move Move can move map topology edges or nodes when you enable a topology and click the Edges tab in the tool pane. Feature attributes related to the offset of another feature or representation are also updated to reflect the new relationship.

The workflow is similar to moving finished features. Features that are topologically connected are automatically edited and stretch to follow your changes and remain contiguous when you finish the edit. 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 topology edge

To move topology edges, enable a topology and click Move Move. In the tool pane, click the Edges tab, click the topological edge of the feature, and drag the selection anchor.

  1. On the Edit tab, in the Manage Edits group, click the topology arrow and enable a topology.
  2. On the Edit tab. in the Features group, click Modify Modify Features.
  3. In the Modify Features pane, expand Alignment and click Move Move.

    The tool opens in the pane.

    Moved Edges
  4. In the tool pane, click the Edges tab.

    The map topology graph highlights in the map.

  5. Click Select Select Topology, and click the topological edge of the feature or features.

    The topology reposition toolbar appears in the map.

    Editing toolbar
  6. To maintain the general shape of the contiguous features and stretch them proportionally, enable Stretch Topology Stretch Proportional on the toolbar.
  7. In the tool pane, you can manage the selection using the following commands:
    • Flash Flash—Flashes the selected features in the map.
    • Zoom To Zoom to Selected—Zooms the view to the selected features.
    • Pan To Pan to Selected—Pans the view to the selected features.
    • Only Select This Unselect—Removes all other features from the selection.
    • Unselect Clear Selected—Removes the feature from the selection.
  8. On the status bar at the bottom of the map, click Snapping List By Snapping, and enable your snapping preferences.
  9. To move the selection anchor and use it to snap to other edges or nodes, press the Ctrl key and drag it to the new location.
  10. Click and drag the selection anchor.

    Features that are topologically connected are automatically edited to follow your changes and remain contiguous.

  11. To finish the feature, right-click and click Finish Finish or press the F2 key to apply your changes.

Move a topology node

To move a topology node, enable a topology and click Move Move. In the tool pane, click the Edges tab, click the topological node, and drag the selection anchor.

  1. On the Edit tab, in the Manage Edits group, click the topology arrow and enable a topology.
  2. On the Edit tab, in the Features group, click Modify Modify Features.
  3. In the Modify Features pane, expand Alignment and click Move Move.

    The tool opens in the pane.

    Move Edges
  4. In the tool pane, click the Edges tab.

    The map topology graph highlights in the map.

  5. Click Select Select Topology, and click the topological node, or press the N key and drag a selection rectangle across the node.

    The topology reposition toolbar appears in the map.

    Editing toolbar
  6. To maintain the general shape of the contiguous features and stretch them proportionally, enable Stretch Topology Stretch Proportional on the toolbar.
  7. In the tool pane, you can manage the selection using the following commands:
    • Flash Flash—Flashes the selected features in the map.
    • Zoom To Zoom to Selected—Zooms the view to the selected features.
    • Pan To Pan to Selected—Pans the view to the selected features.
    • Only Select This Unselect—Removes all other features from the selection.
    • Unselect Clear Selected—Removes the feature from the selection.
  8. On the status bar at the bottom of the map, click Snapping List By Snapping, and enable your snapping preferences.
  9. To move the selection anchor and use it to snap to other edges or nodes, press the Ctrl key and drag it to the new location.
  10. Click and drag the selection anchor.

    Features that are topologically connected are automatically edited to follow your changes and remain contiguous.

  11. To finish the feature, right-click and click Finish Finish or press the F2 key to apply your changes.