Reverse the direction of a polyline

Reverse Direction Reverse Direction changes the direction of a polyline feature. The first vertex becomes the last vertex while the actual location of the vertices remains unchanged. If a COGO direction exists, it is reversed by adding 180 degrees to the attribute value.

This command available when you edit vertices or continue editing a line feature, and right-click a segment.

  1. On the Edit tab in the Features group, click Modify Modify Features.
  2. Expand Reshape and click Vertices Edit Vertices.
  3. Click Select Active Select, and select the line feature.
    • To refine the selection, right-click a feature in the tree view, and click Unselect Clear Selected or Only Select This List By Selection.
      Context menu
  4. Hover over the segment until the segment pointer appears.
  5. Right-click the segment, and click Reverse Direction Reverse Direction.
    Context menu
  6. To finish the feature, click Finish Finish, or press the F2 key.

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