In the Modify Features pane, Replace Geometry replaces the entire geometry of a polyline or polygon feature with new geometry you create in the map. The attribute values remain unchanged. You can also use this tool to create geometry for a geocoded feature that contains null geometry as a result of an unmatched record.
To replace the geometry of a feature, click Replace Geometry , select the feature, and draw the new feature over the existing feature with tools on the construction toolbar. The attribute values remain unchanged.
- On the Edit tab in the Features group, click Modify .
The Modify Features pane opens.
- Expand the Reshape category and click Replace Geometry .
The tool opens in the pane.
- Click Active Select and select a polyline or polygon feature.
The feature is highlighted in the map and the construction toolbar opens. By default, it displays at the bottom of the active map.
- When you select more than one feature, the message Select one feature displays in the pane. Right-click a feature in the list and prune the selection using the following commands:
- Flash flashes the feature in the map.
- Only Select This removes all other features from the selection.
- Unselect removes the feature from the selection.
- On the Edit tab in the Snapping group, click Snapping and enable your snapping preferences.
- Create the new geometry using the tools on the construction toolbar.
As you create new geometry, the vertices table in the Modify Features pane displays the x,y,z coordinates and m-values. Fields for z- and m-values are defined when the feature class is initially created.
- When you finish creating the new geometry, right-click and click Finish or press the F2 key.
The original geometry is deleted and replaced with the new geometry.