Moving a vertex by dragging it

You can click a vertex and drag it to a new location when you want to reshape a feature according to additional data you receive. For instance, you can drag a vertex to reshape a road feature in an existing layer to match it to the feature in a more accurate aerial photograph. You can also drag a box around one or more vertices and move them together. Selected vertices are shown with white boxes.

In the graphic below, the inside corner vertex, which is selected, is moved to the upper right corner to reshape the feature. Selected vertices are drawn as white boxes, by default.

Moving a vertex in a sketch
  1. Click the Edit tool Edit Tool on the Editor toolbar and double-click the feature you want to edit.
  2. Position the pointer over the vertex until it changes to the move pointer Edit tool as the move cursor.

    To move multiple vertices, drag a box around them and position the pointer over one of the selected vertices.

  3. Click and drag the vertex (or vertices) to the desired location.
  4. Right-click anywhere on the map and click Finish Sketch.

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