Editing the parcel fabric directly in automatic mode
This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.
In ArcGIS Desktop 10, the parcel fabric can be edited directly in a standard edit session in ArcMap. Prior to ArcGIS Desktop 10, parcels in the parcel fabric needed to be extracted into parcel fabric jobs using the Modify command or the manual Create Job command.
To directly edit parcels in a standard edit session, the parcel fabric edit mode needs to be set to Automatic. This setting can be found on the Parcel Editor Options dialog box. You can open the dialog box by clicking the Parcel Editor arrow and clicking Options.
To open and edit a parcel in automatic mode, start an edit session in ArcMap and make sure the Parcel Editor toolbar is loaded. Click the Select Parcel Features tool on the Parcel Editor toolbar and either right-click the parcel and click Open or double-click the parcel to open it.
The selected parcel is opened and displayed as active for editing, and all other parcels are dimmed.
If you have overlapping parcels—for example, a parcel overlapping its subdivision block—selecting the single parcel will also result in its underlapping block being selected. You can deselect the underlapping parcel by clicking the List By Selection button located at the top of the Table Of Contents window.
In the Selected window, click a blue square to deselect its corresponding feature, in this case, the parcel subdivision block.
In addition to opening a parcel for editing, you can do the following:
- Unjoin the parcel.
- Flag the parcel as historic.
- Open the parcel as a parent parcel for subdivision (Construct from parent).
- Duplicate the parcel.
- Merge adjacent selected parcels.
If you are using the automatic edit mode, job workflow commands, such as Modify and Finish job, will be unavailable. To turn on job workflow commands, click Manual on the Parcel Editor Options dialog box.
When editing parcels directly in a standard edit session (automatic), the parcel data is extracted into job XML streams in memory in the background. These XML streams are saved as mini jobs and are visible on the Job Book dialog box. However, you cannot reopen these mini jobs. You can pan and zoom to the parcels edited in them.
To reopen jobs in Job Book, you need to switch to manual edit mode to enable the job workflow functionality.