Reshaping a line to match another feature

You can reshape a line to reflect a change, align with another line or polygon, or match an object in an image. For example, a line representing a sidewalk can be updated to match a road's edge of pavement line after the road is widened.

  1. Click the Edit tool Edit Tool on the Editor toolbar.
  2. Select the line you want to reshape.
  3. Click the Reshape Feature tool Reshape Feature Tool on the Editor toolbar.
  4. Click Trace Trace on the Editor toolbar palette.
  5. Click the line or polygon edge you want to use to update the shape of the original line and trace along it. If you want to add an offset, right-click, click Trace Options, and enter an offset value. You might use an offset when updating road curb lines by tracing new road centerlines.
  6. Make sure that the sketch intersects or completely crosses the selected line at least two times so the reshaping can be completed.
  7. When you are finished tracing and creating the shape of the feature, double-click to finish the sketch.