Importing control points
This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.
Control data can be imported from a feature class, table, or comma-delimited (.csv) text file.
When importing new control points into a parcel fabric with existing control points, you can choose to merge the new and existing control points that lie within a specified tolerance. An example of when you would do this is when an existing control point in the parcel fabric has been updated with new coordinates. You would import the new control point, merge it with the existing control point, then overwrite the coordinates of the existing control point.
When merging new and existing control points, you have the following options:
Control point names
- Keep the existing control point name or update the control point with a new name.
Control point coordinates
- Keep x,y,z coordinates of the existing control point unchanged.
- Update x,y,z coordinates with the coordinates from the new control point.
- Update only the x,y coordinates with the x,y coordinates from the new control point.
- Update only the z-coordinates with the z-coordinates from the new control point.
Control point attributes
- Leave attributes of the existing control point unchanged.
- Update attributes of existing control points if the same attribute fields exist on the new control points.
- In the Catalog window, right-click your parcel fabric, point to Import > Control Points.
- Click the browse button and navigate to your control source data in the Select a dataset dialog box.
- Check the Use shape field for coordinates box you are migrating a feature class of control points with no x,y,z attributes.
- Click Next.
- Enter a tolerance for matching control points to fabric points.
- Click Next to view a summary of your import settings.
- Check the Log import results to a file check box if you want to save a log of your data migration results. Click the browse button to navigate to the location where you want to save your log file.
- Click Finish to begin the data migration process.
The Import Control Points wizard appears.
Fabric points lying within the specified tolerance of the control point will be associated with the control point.