Tutorial: Getting started with parcel fabric editing
This topic applies to ArcGIS for Desktop Standard and ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced only.
A parcel fabric is built from either data migration of existing parcel datasets or data entry into an empty parcel fabric. Data migration of existing parcels into a new parcel fabric is the most common method that you will use to build a parcel fabric.
Opening and editing parcels
In this exercise, you will become familiar with opening and editing parcels in the parcel fabric editing environment.
Before beginning this exercise, make sure that the Parcel Editor toolbar has been added to ArcMap. To load the toolbar, click Customize on the main menu, point to Toolbars, then click Parcel Editor. In this exercise, you will become familiar with opening and editing parcels.
- Start ArcMap and load the ParcelEditing map document (ParcelEditing.mxd) from the \ArcGIS\ArcTutor\Parcel Editing\ folder.
- Make sure the map is zoomed to the Parcel Editing Area bookmark. Click Bookmarks > Parcel Editing Area.
- Click Parcel Editor and click Start Editing.
- Click the Select Parcel Features tool on the Parcel Editor toolbar and click on parcel 142 to select it.
- Right-click the parcel and click Open. You can also double-click the parcel to open it.
- If the Parcel Details dialog box is not visible, click the Parcel Details tool on the Parcel Editor toolbar to display the dialog box.
- Click the Plan button to open the Plan Directory dialog box. The plan directory lists all available plans or records of survey defined for the current parcel fabric. On the Plan Directory dialog box, you can set a different plan for the parcel or create a new plan. For this exercise, you will not change the parcel's plan. Close the Plan Directory dialog box.
- Click the Lines tab on the Parcel Details dialog box.
- With the parcel still open, click the Parcel Measurement View tool on the Parcel Details dialog box to display the parcel using its COGO dimensions, scale, and rotation in the parcel fabric.
- Toggle off parcel measurement view.
- Click the Exit Without Saving command on the Parcel Details dialog box to close the parcel and switch back to the parcel fabric layer.
- Click the Parcel Explorer Window tool on the Parcel Editor toolbar to open the Parcel Explorer window.
- Using the Select Parcel Features tool, drag a box to select a group of parcels in the map.
- Close or dock the Parcel Explorer window.
- Click Parcel Editor > Job Book to open the parcel fabric job book.
- Close the Job Book dialog box to complete the exercise in familiarizing yourself with opening and editing parcels in the parcel fabric.
You will now open a parcel in the map.
The Name, Type, Stated Area, Legal Start Date, Legal End Date, Accuracy, and Compiled attribute values are also editable when the parcel is selected in the map in an edit session. You do not have to open the parcel to edit these attributes.
If you choose not to work with plans, the system default <map> plan is used for parcels that are not associated with any plans.
Line bearings that are inconsistent with their shape geometry by more than 10 degrees are highlighted in yellow. Line distances that are inconsistent with line shape length by more than 20 percent are highlighted in yellow.
In the case of parcel 142, there are no differences in the parcel shape when the parcel is displayed using its COGO dimensions, but there is a slight rotation on the parcel.
You can right-click parcels either in the map or in the Parcel Explorer window and click Open to open them for editing.
Click the Create New Parcel On A New Plan tool on the Parcel Editor toolbar to create a new parcel in a new plan. You can also open the Plan Directory dialog box, right-click a plan, then click New Parcel to create a new parcel in an existing plan.
Click the Maintain Control Points tool on the Parcel Editor toolbar to insert control points into the parcel fabric. Control points can also be imported into the parcel fabric.