Filling coincident holes
The Fill Hole tool can be used to fill one, multiple, or coincident interior holes from selected polygon geometry. A coincident hole is a hole shared by layered polygons. There is one hole for each polygon, so if there are several polygons, there will be several holes called coincident holes.
- Start ArcMap.
- If necessary, load data in the map.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Editing.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Editing Advanced.
Click the Production Start Editing button on the Production Editing toolbar.
The Manage Features and Create Attributes, Update Attributes, or Metadata Attributes windows automatically appear when you start an edit session using the Production Start Editing tool.Tip:
If the Create Attributes, Update Attributes, or Metadata Attributes window does not appear when you start an edit session, click the Show/Hide Attributes button on the Manage Features window.
- Select the polygons that have coincident holes you want to fill.
- Click the Fill Hole button on the Production Editing toolbar.
Click in the coincident hole you want to fill inside the selected polygon.
A message appears notifying you of the number of polygon features that will be modified.
Click Yes to continue.
The holes are filled, and you are prompted to view the log file.
Click Yes to view the log file.
The location of the log files generated by the tool is different depending on your operating system:
- On Windows XP, log files are written to <Installation location>\Documents and Settings\<User Login>\Application Data\ESRI\Production10.0\Production Mapping\LogFiles\FillHoleLogfiles.
- On Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008, log files are written to <Installation location>\Users\<UserLogin>\AppData\Roaming\ESRI\Production10.0\Production Mapping\LogFiles\FillHoleLogfiles.