In the Modify Features pane, Move can move topology edges shared by polyline or polygon features when you enable map topology on the Edit tab. Moving an edge also moves any coincident nodes or vertices, and stretches the connected edges.
Enabling Stretch Topology rubber sheets features and attempts to preserve their relative shape by also moving vertices that lie between the selected edge and the nearest node connections.
Moving a topology edge can be a quick way to move shared boundaries between polyline or polygon features. You can move the selection anchor and use it to snap to other features.
- On the Edit tab, in the Manage Edits group, click the Map Topology drop-down arrow and enable map topology.
- On the Edit tab in the Features group, click Modify .
The Modify Features appears.
- In the pane, expand Alignment and click Move .
The tool opens in the pane.
- Click the Edges tab.
The topology graph highlights in the map.
- Click Select and click the edge you want to move.
The selection appears in a list in the pane and highlight in the map. The editing toolbar appears construction tools.
- To refine the selection, do the following:
- Click Toggle Selection to add or remove a feature from the selection.
- Uncheck a feature to temporarily disable editing for an individual feature.
- To manage the selection, right-click a feature and use the following commands:
- Flash —Flashes the selected features in the map.
- Zoom To —Zooms the view to the selected features.
- Pan To —Pans the view to the selected features.
- 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, enable your snapping preferences.
- To move the selection anchor, press Ctrl and drag the anchor.
You can use the anchor to snap to features.
- If you need to preserve the relative shape of the features affected by your edits, click and enable Stretch Topology on the editing toolbar.
When this setting is enabled, vertices that lie between the selected edge and the nearest node connections also move when you drag the selected edge.
- Drag the selected edge to the new location.
Coincident edges also move and any edges connected to its endpoints stretch and remain connected.
- On the editing toolbar, click Finish or press the F2 key to apply your changes.
If your edits break the topology graph, the message Edit operation failed appears, and your changes are canceled.