Squaring off a line or polygon
Square and Finish is a way of completing a polygon or closed line. It finishes a polygon or line by adding two new segments at 90-degree angles. Square and Finish saves you time and ensures precision when creating square-cornered buildings.
Two other ways of creating square corners are to use either the Right Angle construction method, which creates each segment at a 90-degree angle to the previous segment, or the Rectangle tool, which makes rectangular features.
These steps can be used to create vertices in either lines or polygons:
To create a vertex in a line
Click a line feature template in the Create Features window and click the Line tool .
To create a vertex in a polygon
Click a polygon feature template in the Create Features window and click the Polygon tool .
- Click the Straight Segment construction method on the Editor toolbar.
- Digitize at least two segments.
Right-click anywhere on the map and click Square and Finish.
The angles from the first vertex and the last vertex are squared. A new vertex is added, and the polygon or polyline is finished where the resulting segments intersect.