If Feature Type Is (ModelBuilder)


Evaluates whether a feature class is of the specified feature type.

Learn how If Feature Type Is works in ModelBuilder


  • This tool is only available from ModelBuilder for use in models. The tool is not available from the Geoprocessing pane or from Python.

  • The tool has two Boolean outputs, True and False. Based on the condition being evaluated, one of the two Boolean outputs is true and the other is false after the tool runs. These Boolean outputs must be set as a precondition to the downstream tools for those to run if either of the preconditions is true.


LabelExplanationData Type
Input Features

The input feature layer that will be evaluated.

Feature Layer
Feature Type

Specifies the type of feature that will be evaluated.

  • AnnotationInput annotation features will be evaluated.
  • DimensionInput dimension features will be evaluated.
  • EdgeInput edge features will be evaluated.
  • JunctionInput junction features will be evaluated.
  • Line Input line features will be evaluated.
  • PointInput point features will be evaluated.
  • PolygonInput polygon features will be evaluated.
  • MultipatchInput multipatch features will be evaluated.

Derived Output

LabelExplanationData Type

If the specified criteria evaluates to True, this parameter will be set to True.


If the specified criteria evaluates to False, this parameter will be set to True.



This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments.

Licensing information

  • Basic: Yes
  • Standard: Yes
  • Advanced: Yes

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