Entering a parcel traverse with a parcel group
This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.
Parcels can be traversed in individually or traversed in with an existing parcel or group of parcels. A parcel traverse can only be entered with an existing group of parcels when the parcel group is unjoined. You can select adjacent parcels and unjoin the selected parcels as a group (right-click the selection and click Unjoin). To enter a new parcel into the unjoined parcel group, right-click any parcel in the group and click New in group.
When entering in a parcel traverse using an existing parcel group as a starting point, you still need to complete the parcel traverse, even though adjacent boundaries are present in the group. In this way, record information is preserved, and a parcel misclosure can be obtained.
When traversing a parcel with an existing parcel or parcel group, make sure to use the existing points in the group rather than defining new, overlapping points.
- In an edit session in ArcMap or in an open fabric job, select the parcel or parcel group in the map that you want to work with, right-click, then click Unjoin.
- In theParcel Explorer window, right-click any of the parcels in the group you just unjoined and click New in group.
- Click the Lines tab of the Parcel Details window.
- Click any of the parcel corner points in the parcel group to populate the From point of your first traverse leg.
- Enter in your remaining traverse legs in the traverse grid. You must traverse in the whole parcel, even though adjacent boundaries are present. This is consistent with the parcel fabric data model, which requires two parcel boundaries for every common boundary in the parcel fabric.
- When connecting a traverse leg to an existing point in the parcel group, make sure to enter the existing point name as the from-point of the traverse leg. This is consistent with the parcel fabric data model, which requires one common point for all adjacent parcel corners.
- To close your parcel traverse, enter the same value for the To point in your final traverse leg as your from-point from your first traverse leg. You can type an asterisk (*) next to your final distance or curve parameter.
- Click the Keep changes to parcel data command on the Parcel Details window to save the parcel group or click the Keep changes to parcel data and Join command to save and directly begin joining the parcel group to the fabric.
The parcel group is opened in the traverse environment.