Moves points or vertices to coincide exactly with the vertices, edges, or end points of other features. Snapping rules can be specified to control whether the input vertices are snapped to the nearest vertex, edge, or endpoint within a specified distance.
The Snap Environment parameter allows for the vertices of the input features to be snapped to the vertices, edges, and end points of multiple layers or feature classes. When multiple snapping rules are given, they are prioritized as follows: from top to bottom in the tool dialog or from left to right in scripting.
The input features' vertices will be snapped to the nearest vertex, edge, or end point within the specified distance.
In the Snap Environment parameter, multiple snap rules can be designated using the same layer or feature class with a different type (END | VERTEX | EDGE).
If a layer or feature class with a selection is used as the input, only vertices of the selected features will be snapped.
When snapping features in one feature class to features in the same feature class, the feature with the lower Object or Feature ID will typically be snapped to the feature with the higher Object ID (OBJECTID field or FID field for shapefiles). For example, if points OBJECTID=1 and OBJECTID=2 are within the snapping distance, the point with OBJECTID=1 will be snapped to the location of the point with OBJECTID=2 (and not vice versa).
Snap_edit (in_features, snap_environment)
The input features whose vertices will be snapped to the vertices, edges, or end points of other features. The input features can be points, multipoints, lines, or polygons.
[[Features, Type, Distance],...]
Enter the feature classes or feature layers containing the features you wish to snap to.
Snapping Environment Components:
Snapping Environment Type Options:
Snap example (Python window)
The following Python Window script demonstrates how to use the Snap tool.
import arcpy arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/data" arcpy.Snap_edit("climate.shp", [["Habitat_Analysis.gdb/vegtype", "VERTEX", "30 Feet"], ["Habitat_Analysis.gdb/vegtype", "EDGE", "20 Feet"]])
Snap example (stand-alone script)
Snap climate regions boundary to vegetation layer boundary to ensure common boundary is coincident
# Name: Snap.py # Description: Snap climate regions boundary to vegetation layer boundary # to ensure common boundary is coincident # import system modules import arcpy # Set environment settings arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/data" # Make backup copy of climate regions feature class, since modification with # the Editing tools below is permanent climate = "climate.shp" climateBackup = "C:/output/Output.gdb/climateBackup" arcpy.CopyFeatures_management(climate, climateBackup) # Densify climate regions feature class to make sure there are enough vertices # to match detail of vegetation layer when layers are snapped arcpy.Densify_edit(climate, "DISTANCE", "10 Feet") # Snap climate regions feature class to vegetation layer vertices and edge veg = "Habitat_Analysis.gdb/vegtype" # first, snap climate region vertices to the nearest vegetation layer vertex within 30 Feet snapEnv1 = [veg, "VERTEX", "30 Feet"] # second, snap climate region vertices to the nearest vegetation layer edge within 20 Feet snapEnv2 = [veg, "EDGE", "20 Feet"] arcpy.Snap_edit(climate, [snapEnv1, snapEnv2])
- ArcGIS Desktop Basic: No
- ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
- ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes