Splitting features into COGO lines

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

A COGO line is a feature that is either completely straight or completely circular. COGO lines are created when you use a number of the commands when editing. Sometimes you will want to convert lines with many segments into COGO lines. You can use the Split Into COGO Lines command to do this.

Each selected line feature is split at every vertex, creating a new feature for each segment. If you choose a feature template that refers to the same layer as the selected features, the existing features are split. If you choose one, new features are created using the properties of the feature template and COGO fields are populated.

  1. Click the Edit tool Edit Tool on the Editor toolbar.
  2. Select the lines you want to split into COGO lines. These lines could be in a noneditable feature class, for example, a CAD dataset.
  3. Click Split Into COGO Lines Split into COGO lines on the COGO toolbar.
  4. 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.
  5. Click OK.