Deleting a part from a multipart feature

If you have multipart features, you can delete one or more of their parts. The graphic below shows the inside part of a multipart feature being deleted, which fills in the hole. (Of course, parts don't have to be holes.)

Deleting a part from a multipart feature

There are two ways you can delete a part from a multipart feature. You can either delete it interactively on the map by using the Edit tool or you can open the Edit Sketch Properties window, right-click the heading for the part number to remove, and click Delete.

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.

  1. Click the Edit tool Edit Tool on the Editor toolbar and double-click the feature you want to edit.
  2. Right-click the part you want to delete, point to Part, then click Delete.
  3. Right-click anywhere on the map and click Finish Sketch.
  4. You can also click Finish Sketch Finish Sketch on the Edit Vertices toolbar.

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