In the Modify Features pane, Transform applies a geometric transformation to selected features. By creating control points in a from-to order as two-point links, you can scale, rotate, and translate a feature to a new location. The result is a best-fit transformation between the control points.
To transform a feature, click Transform , select the feature, create the minimum number of links, and click Transform.
- On the Edit tab in the Features group, click Modify .
The Modify Features pane opens.
- Expand the Alignment category and click Transform .
The tool opens in the pane.
- Select the features using one of the following methods:
- Click Selected Features, click Select , and select one or more features.
- Click Layers and check one or more layers in the list.
- On the Edit tab in the Snapping group, click Snapping and enable your snapping preferences.
- Click the Transformation Method drop-down arrow and choose one of the following methods.
- Similarity requires a minimum of two links. This method scales uniformly, rotates, translates, and reflects features. It is recommended for edge matching or positioning datasets when you need to preserve their relative shape, such as CAD drawings.
- Affine requires a minimum of three links. This method scales, skews, rotates, and translates features. It is recommended for most transformations when you do not need to preserve the aspect ratio of features.
- Click Add new Links .
- Click the origin of the link to create a from point, and click its destination to create the to point.
The link is drawn in the map.
- Repeat step 7 and create the required number of links.
- To delete the links and redraw them, click Delete .
- Click Transform.
The position, size, and orientation of the selected features are transformed.