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A new parcel traverse is entered under on the Lines tab of the Parcel Details dialog box. The attributes of the new parcel are entered on the Properties tab. New parcels are created in plans. If you are not working with plans, use the <map> plan, which is the system default plan.
Create a new parcel traverse
To open the Parcel Details dialog box to create a new parcel traverse, do one of the following:
- Click the New Parcel tool on the Parcel Editor toolbar.
- Open the Plan Directory dialog box (Parcel Editor > Plan Directory), right-click a plan click New Parcel .
- Right-click a plan node on the Parcel Explorer window and click New Parcel.
Dimensions are entered in the lines grid using the ENTER and LEFT ARROW and RIGHT ARROW keys. Once the To point of the last leg of the traverse snaps or closes on to the From point of the first leg of the parcel traverse, misclose information is displayed at the bottom of the Parcel Details dialog box. The To point of the last traverse leg will automatically snap to the From point of the traverse if the To point lies within the tolerance you specified for point matching. To specify a tolerance for point matching, open the Parcel Editor Options dialog box (Parcel Editor > Options) and click the Tolerances tab.
Creating an unclosed parcel traverse
Unclosed parcels are used to represent features such road centerlines in the parcel fabric. An unclosed parcel does not rely on an internal traverse loop that closes onto its starting point. Unclosed parcels are comprised of line features but are stored as parcels in the parcel fabric.
You can create unclosed parcels using the parcel traverse tool. Unclosed parcels behave like normal parcels in the parcel fabric in that they need to be connected to the rest of the parcel fabric network.
- In an edit session in ArcMap , traverse in your unclosed parcel just like you would a normal parcel fabric parcel.
- After you have finished entering your traverse lines, click the Properties tab on the Parcel Details dialog box and click the field next to Unclosed.
- Choose True from the drop-down list.
- Click the Keep Changes command on the Parcel Details dialog box to save the parcel or click the Keep And Join command to save and directly begin joining the parcel to the fabric.
The traverse lines do not close back onto the starting point.
Append traverse lines from cadastral XML files
When creating a new parcel, you can click Load Cadastral XML on the Parcel Details dialog box to append a parcel traverse from a cadastral xml file into the Lines grid. The load cadastral xml functionality appends a single set of parcel traverse lines. Any populated line attributes saved with the cadastral xml file are also appended into corresponding attributes in the Lines grid.
A new parcel must be created first before you can click the Load Cadastral XML button to load parcel traverse lines. Only traverse lines and their attributes are loaded into the Lines grid. With the exception of the StatedArea, Rotation, Scale and MiscloseDistance attributes, the parcels plan, template and other attributes such as Accuracy are not loaded . This information must still be defined when you create the new parcel. Since the StatedArea Rotation, Scale and MiscloseDistance attributes are derived from the parcel traverse, these attributes are populated when loading traverse lines from cadastral xml file.
To load and join one or many complete parcels from a cadastral xml file, click Append File on the Parcel Editor menu.
Creating a new parcel traverse using internal angles
In some cases, parcel dimensions on a plan or record of survey are shown as angles and distances instead of bearings and distances. In this case, the parcel is entered and created using its internal angles.
A parcel traverse using internal angles requires a Starting back-sight value. The starting backsight is the orientation angle, which is used as a reference for entering the first traverse leg. The starting backsight is based on a north azimuth angle type, and the default backsight is 180 degrees.
For example, if you traversed Lot 1 from the above graphic, you could use 90° as a starting backsight when entering the first traverse leg between points 1 and 2.
The remaining angles are oriented with respect to the previous line entered in the parcel traverse. When the parcel is joined to the parcel fabric, it is rotated and scaled accordingly.
To enter side shots or connection lines in an internal angle parcel traverse, the angle measured to the connection line needs to be referenced to an existing line in the parcel traverse. The to-point of the reference line is required as the ReferenceObject value in the parcel traverse grid. For example, when entering the connection line between points 5 and 6 for Lot 1 in the graphic above, the referencing backsight line can either be the line between 5 and 4 or the line between 5 and 1. The reference object would thus be either 4 or 1.
- Create a new plan to store parcels with internal angles.
When creating a new plan for internal angle parcels, click the Record Format tab on the Plan Properties dialog box and set Direction or Angle Type to Internal Angle
- In an edit session in ArcMap, open the Plan Directory dialog box, right-click the plan created for internal angle parcels and click Create new parcel.
- Type in a starting backsight direction in the Starting back-sight text box under the Lines tab on the Parcel Details window.
- Enter your first traverse leg. Your first traverse angle is oriented from your starting backsight.
- Enter your remaining traverse legs. Each traverse leg is oriented with respect to the previous traverse leg.
- To enter a side shot or connection line, type in the angle and distance of the connection line and type in the reference object of the connection line in the ReferenceObject field. The reference object is the to-point of any line that has the same from-point as the connection line. Angles going counterclockwise are entered as negative values, and angles going clockwise are entered as positive values.