Changing the holding pattern line to a straight line (Aviation)

The Straight Holding Pattern tool allows you to change the holding pattern line depiction in an instrument approach profile view from the existing depiction to a straight line. Changing the holding pattern portrayal indicates when or where in the holding pattern it is safe to change altitudes or descend. The straight line depiction is the default holding pattern depiction in the instrument approach profile view.

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  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. On the main menu, click View > Layout View.
  3. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Aviation Terminal Procedure.
  4. On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Aviation Profile Edit.
  5. Click the Edit Instrument Approach Profile button Edit Instrument Approach Profile on the Aviation Terminal Procedure toolbar.
  6. Select a holding pattern inside the instrument approach profile view element.
  7. Click the Straight Holding Pattern button Straight Holding Pattern on the Aviation Profile Edit toolbar.

    The selected holding pattern updates to a straight line.


    You can relate the open end of the straight holding pattern to a vertical line so that the lines are connected.