Creating polygons from polylines (Production Mapping)
To create new geometries from existing features, you may need to create polygons based on lines calculated by other functions. The Convert Polylines To Polygon tool allows you to do this using selected lines without deleting the original line features.
- Start ArcMap.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Editing.
- On the menu bar, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Feature Builder.
Click the Feature Builder button on the Production Feature Builder toolbar.
The Feature Builder window appears.Tip:
The Feature Builder window can be placed anywhere in ArcMap, or in the Table Of Contents window, with the aid of the arrows showing the possible placement positions.
- Verify that the feature builder scratch dataset is loaded in your map.
Click the Production Start Editing button on the Production Editing toolbar.
The Manage Features and Create Attributes, Update Attributes, or Metadata Attributes windows automatically appear when you start an edit session using the Production Start Editing tool.Tip:
If the Create Attributes, Update Attributes, or Metadata Attributes window does not appear when you start an edit session, click the Show/Hide Attributes button on the Manage Features window.
- Choose the feature builder scratch database as your editing workspace.
Select the polylines to include in the polygon.
The selection cannot include points or other polygons. If it does, remove them from the selection by right-clicking them on the Manage Features window and clicking Unselect.
- Click the Convert Polylines To Polygon button on the Production Feature Builder toolbar.
A new polygon is created using the selected line geometries in the scratch workspace.