Creating a curve between two cartographic lines
The Aeronautical Fillet tool creates a curved path in place of the existing angle or gap between two selected features. The Aeronautical Fillet tool trims the selected cartographic line features and places a new curved feature between them. The attributes of the new, curved cartographic line feature are automatically populated with the attributes from the first selected cartographic line feature. This includes the representation information; the symbology of the newly created line feature will be the same as the first selected line feature.
It is important that cartographers are able to present procedure legs in a more realistic fashion, since aircraft do not generally fly to a point, rotate X degrees, then continue on a new path. Cartographers can curve the connection from leg to leg to represent a logical flight path that will cross over or pass by the appropriate designated points as required.
- Start ArcMap.
- Set your cartographic line feature class as the selectable layer by clicking the List By Selection button on the Table Of Contents window and clicking the Click to toggle selectable button after the name of the feature class if it is not selectable already.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Aeronautical Editing.
- Click the Production Start Editing button on the Aeronautical 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.
- Click the Edit tool on the Aeronautical Editing toolbar.
- Select the appropriate template for the cartographic feature class on the Create tab on the Manage Features window.
- Select the first cartographic line feature.Note:
Only one cartographic line feature must be selected.
- Click the Aeronautical Fillet button on the Aeronautical Editing toolbar.
- Click the second (adjoining) cartographic line feature from which you want to create the curve.
- Click the first cartographic line again.
- Move the mouse pointer toward the second line and place the curve in the appropriate location.
- Click once to finish the curve connection.
The Fillet dialog box appears.
- Optionally, click Template to choose the feature template you want to apply to the curve.
- Click OK to close the Fillet dialog box.
- Click the Save Edits button on the Aeronautical Editing toolbar.
The attributes of the new, curved cartographic line feature are automatically populated with the attributes from the first selected cartographic line feature. This includes the representation information.