Splitting lines manually

The Split tool Split Tool is used to manually split one line into two at the location you click with the mouse. For example, you can use the Split tool to divide a street centerline into two features when a new intersecting road is constructed. If the two roads cross, you can use intersection snapping to precisely locate the point to split.

  1. Click the Edit tool Edit Tool on the Editor toolbar and click the feature.
  2. Click the Split tool Split Tool on the Editor toolbar.
  3. As you move your pointer over the line, a marker is visible on the line at the place where it will be split. You can use snapping to split the line at an exact location—for example, vertex or at the place where a point falls along the line.
  4. Click to split the line.

    The line is split into two features, where the split operation updates the shape of the existing feature and creates a new feature using the default attribute values for the feature class.

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