Creating unclosed parcels

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

You can create unclosed parcels using the parcel traverse. An unclosed parcel does not rely on an internal loop that closes on its starting point. Unclosed parcels can be used to model parcel types such as street centerlines. Unclosed parcels behave like normal parcels in the parcel fabric in that they need to be connected to the rest of the parcel fabric network.

Unclosed parcel

Joined unclosed parcel
Unclosed parcel—joined

    To create an unclosed parcel, follow these steps:
  1. In an edit session in ArcMap or in an open fabric job, traverse in your unclosed parcel just like you would a normal parcel fabric parcel.
  2. The traverse lines do not close back onto the starting point.

  3. After you have finished entering your traverse lines, click the Properties tab on the Parcel Details window and click the field next to Unclosed.
  4. Choose True from the drop-down list.
  5. Click the Keep changes to parcel data command Job Save on the Parcel Details window to save the parcel or click the Keep changes to parcel data and Join command Save And Join to save and directly begin joining the parcel to the fabric.