Deleting a vertex
If the shape of a feature contains too many vertices, you can delete a vertex or multiple vertices at a time to reshape the feature.
When the Edit tool is active and you are editing the shape of a feature, the Edit tool pointer changes from a black arrow to a white arrow to show you can directly select vertices and modify segments. The black arrow pointer is shown when you are working with whole features rather than the individual vertices and segments that make up the feature.
- Click the Edit tool on the Editor toolbar and double-click the feature you want to edit.
Below are some of the ways to delete a vertex:
- Click the Delete Vertex tool on the Edit Vertices toolbar and click the vertex you want to delete.
- Hold down the D key and click the vertex. When you hold down D, a minus sign (-) appears next to the white Edit tool pointer.
- Position the pointer over the vertex until the pointer changes to the move pointer , right-click, then click Delete Vertex.
Below are some of the ways to delete multiple vertices:
- Click the Delete Vertex tool on the Edit Vertices toolbar and drag a box around the vertices.
- Hold down the D key and drag a box around the vertices. When you hold down D, a minus sign appears next to the white Edit tool pointer.
- Select the vertices and press the BACKSPACE key.
- Right-click anywhere on the map and click Finish Sketch.