Traversing parcel construction lines

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

    To traverse parcel construction lines, follow these steps:
  1. In an edit session in ArcMap, click the Parcel Editor arrow on the Parcel Editor toolbar and click Plan Directory to open the Plan Directory dialog box.
  2. If you working in manual mode using fabric jobs, open the Plan Directory dialog box in an open fabric job.
  3. On the Plan Directory dialog box, right-click the plan in which you want to digitize construction lines and click Construction.
  4. The Parcel Details dialog box becomes visible, with the Construction grid active.
    If you are working with parcels in a local coordinate system, the data frame will switch to a local data frame.

    If you are not working with plans, right-click the system default plan named <map>.


    If you are working in manual mode using fabric jobs, you can right-click the plan listed in the Parcel Explorer window, if the plan is part of the open job.

  5. Click in the map or local data frame to place the starting point of your first traverse leg.
  6. Click the Bearing field of the first row in the Construction grid to begin typing your line dimensions.

When working with a large network of lines in the construction environment, it is recommended that you build parcels frequently from your closed loops to check the miscloses of your closed loops. You can then just unbuild the parcels to continue adding lines. In this way, large miscloses can be caught early and are prevented from manifesting themselves somewhere else in the network.