Creating construction lines using parallel offset

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

The Create Parallel Offset command is useful for adding construction split lines when splitting or creating new parcels using the Construct from parent command.

    To add construction lines that are parallel to existing lines, follow these steps:
  1. Using the Construction tool located on the Parcel Details dialog box, right-click a construction or parcel line and click Create Parallel Offset.
  2. On the Parallel dialog box, choose on which side of the construction or parcel line you want to add a new construction line.
  3. Enter an offset distance and click OK.

The new construction line is created and its dimensions are computed from the line geometry and populated in the Construction line grid on the Parcel Details dialog box.