Create and split polyline features

The Split tool Split creates a polyline feature and splits the new feature and existing features on the same layer where they intersect. This tool is available in the Create Features pane with polyline feature templates.

When you use this tool, consider the following:

  • Vertices for 3D z-aware features are assigned z-values based on your current elevation settings.
  • Features are split when you finish the feature.

To create a polyline feature and split it and other intersecting features on the same layer, complete the following steps:

  1. Add your data and configure settings for editing.

    Confirm the feature layer you are editing is editable, the coordinate system assigned to the active map is suitable for the type of edits you're performing, and snapping is configured to help you work efficiently and accurately.

  2. On the ribbon, click the Edit tab. In the Features group, click Create Create Features.
  3. In the Create Features pane, click a polyline feature template.
  4. Click the Split tool Split and click the Active Template button Forward.

    To override default attribute values, type them in the attributes table.

  5. On the tool palette, click the Split tool Split.
  6. Click the map to create the first vertex.

    To enter the coordinate location, right-click, and click Absolute X,Y,Z Move To.

  7. Move the pointer and click the map to create the first segment. Repeat this step until the feature is fully developed.

    To create other segment types or trace existing features, click the corresponding segment construction tool on the construction toolbar.

    Segment construction tools

    To enter values, constrain segments, or edit geometry as you draw the feature, use the following methods:

  8. Click Finish Finish, or press F2 to finish the feature.

    Existing features on the same layer are split where they intersect the new feature.

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