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Trim a polyline feature

When you right-click an unfinished polyline segment while using a feature template or modifying its vertices, Trim to Length Trim to Length preserves the first vertex and changes its total length to the number you type in a pop-up dialog box. A negative number trims the specified length. The angular pitch of a z-enabled polyline is preserved, and the new vertex is assigned an interpolated z-value.

Trim a finished feature

To trim a finished polyline feature, click Vertices Edit Vertices and select the feature. Right-click the map, click Trim to Length Trim to Length on the context menu, and type the new length in the pop-up dialog box, or type a negative number to trim the specified length.

  1. On the Edit tab in the Features group, click Modify Modify Features.

    The Modify Features pane appears.

  2. Expand Reshape and click Vertices Edit Vertices.

    The tool opens in the pane.

  3. In the pane, click Active Select Active Select and select a polyline feature.

    The selection appears as a list in the pane, and the vertices toolbar appears at the bottom of the map.

    Vertices toolbar
  4. If you select more than one feature, click an item in the list to flash it in the map, right-click the feature you want to edit, and click Only Select This Unselect on the context menu.
  5. To reverse the direction of the polyline and switch the end to be trimmed, right-click and click Reverse Direction Reverse Direction.
  6. Right-click the segment.

    The context menu appears.

    Context menu
  7. Click Trim to Length Trim to Length.

    The dialog box appears.

  8. Click the unit format drop-down arrow and set the unit format.
  9. Type the new length in the text box and press Enter.
    • To remove a specified length, type a negative value.

    The total length of the polyline feature changes to the number you typed in the dialog box. A negative number trims the specified length from the feature.

  10. When you finish editing the feature, right-click and click Finish Finish or press the F2 key.

Trim a new feature

To trim a new polyline feature, click a polyline feature template in the Create Features pane, and create at least two vertices. Right-click the map, click Trim to Length Trim to Length on the context menu, and type the new length in the pop-up dialog box, or type a negative number to trim the specified length.

  1. On the Edit tab in the Features group, click Create Create Features.

    The Create Features pane appears.

  2. Click a polyline feature template.

    The template displays a tool palette, runs the default construction tool, and the construction toolbar appears at the bottom of the map.

    Construction toolbar
  3. Click the map and create at least two vertices.
  4. Right-click the segment.

    The context menu appears.

    Context menu
  5. Click Trim to Length Trim to Length.

    The dialog box appears.

  6. Click the unit format drop-down arrow and set the unit format.
  7. Type the new length in the text box and press Enter.
    • To remove a specified length, type a negative value.

    The total length of the polyline feature changes to the number you typed in the dialog box. A negative number trims the specified length from the feature.

  8. To finish the feature, right-click and click Finish Finish or press the F2 key.