Disconnecting network features
This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.
While network features can be both created and edited in ArcInfo and ArcEditor, they are read-only in ArcView.
If you want to move a feature without moving all the other features connected to it, you should first run the Disconnect command. Disconnecting a feature does not delete it from the database or delete it from the geometric network. Likewise, disconnecting a feature does not delete the logical network information for the feature. Disconnecting a feature removes the topological associations it has with other features in the network. Similarly, connecting a feature to the network creates topological relationships between the feature and its neighboring features.
To disconnect or connect a feature, you must add the Geometric Network Editing toolbar.
In ArcMap, click Customize > Toolbars > Geometric Network Editing.
- Click the Editor menu on the Editor toolbar and click Start Editing.
- Click the Edit tool on the Editor toolbar.
- Select the feature to be disconnected.
- Click the Disconnect button .