Creating a line with the 2-Point Line window

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

  1. Click Construct 2-Point Line Construct 2-Point Line on the COGO toolbar.
  2. The 2-Point Line window opens.

  3. Choose the target in which the new feature will be created.
    • If you have feature templates for the layers in your map, click the Template button and click the template to use to create the new feature. You can also double-click the preview of the template to choose a different template.
    • If you do not have feature templates, click the layer in which to create the feature.
  4. Click the Construction drop-down arrow and choose an appropriate construction method based on the information you have about the line.
  5. You can set the reference by entering a known coordinate, clicking the map, or using a selected line.
    • Click Enter coordinates and type x- and y-values for the starting coordinate.
    • Click Enter coordinates, click the Interactive Start Point Selection tool Interactive Start Point Selection tool, then click the map.
    • Click Use selected line and choose which end of the line feature you want as the start point.
  6. Type the parameters required by the construction method. If you want to construct a line feature using angle-distance or tangent curve constructions, you must also set a direction.
  7. The 2-Point Line window uses the data frame's coordinate system units of measurement by default. You can use an abbreviation to enter different distance units.

  8. Click Create.

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