The Replace Geometry tool replaces the geometry of a selected feature with new geometry you draw with feature construction tools. It can also create geometry for unmatched geocoded features containing null geometry. This tool is available in the Modify Features pane.
When you use this tool, consider the following:
- The original feature attributes are preserved.
- To edit sketch geometry while using a construction tool, click Vertex Editing on the construction toolbar to enable vertex editing. The workflow is comparable to editing vertices.
- To partially replace feature geometry, use the Reshape tool .
To select a feature and replace its geometry, complete the following steps:
- In the Contents pane, confirm that the layers can be edited and are visible.
Confirm that 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.
- On the ribbon, click the Edit tab. In the Features group, click Modify .
- In the Modify Features pane, click Replace Geometry .
To find the tool, expand Reshape, or type Replace in the Search text box.
- In the tool pane, click Select one or more lines or polygons and select the features you are replacing.
To change the selection method click the drop-down arrow.
To remove features from the selection in the pane selection view, right-click a feature and click Unselect , or click Only Select This to keep the feature and remove all others from the selection.
- If you selected a polyline feature, click one of the construction tools described in the following table and draw the new feature.
Draw a multisegmented polyline using segment tools on the construction toolbar.
Draw a freehand polyline. This tool automatically finishes your edit.
- If you selected a polygon feature, click the Replace Geometry drop-down arrow , click one of the construction tools described in the following table, and draw the feature.
Draw a multisegmented polygon using segment tools on the construction toolbar.
Draw a planar circle polygon.
Draw a planar rectangular or square polygon.
Draw a planar ellipse polygon.
Draw a freehand polygon. This tool automatically finishes your edit.
- If you selected a point feature, click one of the construction tools described in the following table and draw the new feature.
Click the map to create a point feature. This tool automatically finishes your edit.
Replace Point at End of Line
Draw a line and create a point feature at the end of the line. As you draw the line, you can right-click and type a length or constrain direction.
This tool is not available for multipoint features.
- Click Finish or press the F2 key to finish your edit.