Adding geometric 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.
Adding features to a network is the same as adding features to any dataset. However, when features are added to a network, they connect topologically to other features in the network. These connections are automatically maintained inside the geodatabase and are based on geometric coincidence. For example, a junction must be coincident with an edge endpoint to be connected. To ensure geometric coincidence, use snapping when editing network features.
- Click the Editor menu on the Editor toolbar and click Start Editing.
- Click Customize > Toolbars > Snapping.
- Set the appropriate snapping properties on the Snapping toolbar.
- In the Create Features window, click the type of edge feature you want to create, and click the Line construction tool.
- In the Create Features window, click the type of edge feature you want to create and click the appropriate construction tool.
Point to a position on the feature where the new feature is to connect.
A target appears to show that snapping is on.
- Click to create the first vertex of the new feature.
- Create the remaining vertices of the sketch and double-click to finish.
- Click the Editor menu on the Editor toolbar and click Stop Editing.
- Click Yes to save your changes.