Specify an x,y,z distance

On the context menu for editing, Delta X,Y,Z Delta XYZ creates a vertex at a specified x,y,z distance measured from the last vertex. It is available when you create a new polyline or polygon feature, or edit a finished feature with Continue Feature Continue Feature.

Delta X,Y,Z

To specify an x,y,z distance, create at least one vertex, right-click and click Delta X,Y,Z Delta XYZ, and specify the delta x,y,z distance.


If you have created at least one vertex, skip to step 5.

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

    The Create Features pane appears.

  2. In the Create Features pane, click a polyline or polygon feature template.
  3. Click Line Line or Polygon Polygon.
  4. Create the first vertex using one of the following methods:
    • Click the map.
    • Right-click and click Absolute X,Y,Z Absolute XYZ, or press the F6 key, type the values on the dialog box, and press Enter.
  5. To place the next vertex at an x,y,z distance from the last vertex, right-click and click Delta X,Y,Z Delta XYZ.

    The Delta X,Y,Z dialog box appears.

    Delta X,Y,Z
  6. On the Delta X,Y,Z dialog box, type the x-, y-, and z-values, and press Enter.
  7. Note:

    When you work with z-enabled 3D features, the dialog box includes a field for z values. Fields for z-values are defined when the feature class is initially created.

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

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