Delete Dangles (Production Mapping)
Removes lines that are shorter than the specified length and do not connect to other features on both ends.
A warning is raised if the input features are not in a projected coordinate system. This tool relies on linear distance units, which will create unexpected results in an unprojected coordinate system. It is strongly suggested that you run this tool on data in a projected coordinate system to ensure valid results. An error is raised and the tool will not process if the coordinate system is missing or unknown.
This tool cannot be run on data that is registered as versioned.
Input line features that are below the minimum length and do not touch another line at both endpoints are deleted.
Features connected to any feature class listed in the Compare Features (Compare_Features) parameter are not considered dangles.
If this tool is run in an edit session in ArcMap, you can stop the edit session without saving changes to restore features that have been deleted.
The features that will be checked for dangles.
The minimum length for input lines. Features shorter than this are deleted.
Additional feature classes the input line features can be compared to when determining whether the feature is a dangle.
This sample script deletes dangles from roads.
# Name: DeleteDangles_Example.py # Description: Uses Production Mapping tool Delete Dangles to remove # unconnected lines less than a certain length # Author: Esri # Date: February 2014 # Import arcpy module import arcpy # Check out Production Mapping license arcpy.CheckOutExtension("Foundation") # set environment arcpy.env.workspace="c:/data/LocalGovernment.gdb" # Define variables inFeatures="ReferenceData/RoadCenterline" inFeaturesLyr="RoadL_Lyr" minLength="10 Feet" # Create an input feature layer for DeleteDangles arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management(inFeatures,inFeaturesLyr) # Execute the tool arcpy.DeleteDangles_production(inFeaturesLyr,minLength)