Available with Production Mapping license.
You digitize a new line of a polygon feature's shape by drawing an edit sketch, which is the underlying representation of the feature's geometry. As you sketch, you see a preview with the actual symbology used for that template, with the vertices symbolized as red and green squares.
A sketch is composed of all the vertices and segments of the feature. Vertices are the points at which the sketch changes direction, such as corners; segments are the lines that connect the vertices.
The following composite construction tools can be used to create line and polygon features from composite templates:
|Construction tool name||Sketch type|
Point at Polygon Center
Point at Polygon Start
Point at Line Start or End
Point at Line Center
Points at Polygon Vertices
Points at Line Vertices
- Start ArcMap.
- Load data in the map if necessary.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Editing.
- Click the Production Start Editing button on the Production Editing toolbar.
- Click the Create tab on the Manage Features window.
- Choose a composite template with at least one line or polygon layer on the Create tab on the Manage Features window.
A construction tool is selected by default.
- Choose a construction tool.
- Click the map or provide the proper inputs to build the sketch.
- Finish the sketch to create the feature.