Pasting lines as parcel construction lines

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

    To paste lines from an external ArcGIS supported source as 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 are 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 switches 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.

    Copy your line work from your external data source:

  5. Load your feature class, CAD file, or any other supported vector line source as a layer into ArcMap.
  6. Click the Edit tool Edit Tool on the Editor toolbar and select the lines you want to copy.
  7. Right-click in the map display and click Copy.
  8. Right-click in empty space in the Construction grid on the Parcel Details dialog box and click Paste.
  9. The selected lines are pasted into the map or local data frame and the construction line grid is populated with the dimensions computed from the geometry of each pasted line.

Construction lines that are disconnected are displayed in the construction grid with their from- and to-points highlighted in yellow.