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.)

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.

Deleting a part from a multipart 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 on the Edit Vertices toolbar.

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