Populating the z-value using an attribute value
The Populate Z-Values For Selected Features tool can populate z-values using the value from an attribute on a feature class. For instance, if there is currently an attribute, such as ZV2, that contains the z-values for the features, you can use that attribute to populate the z-values for the selected features.
When the z-values are updated, all current values are overwritten by the attribute values.
- 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 Z Management.
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 features whose z-values you want to populate using the Edit tool on the Production Editing toolbar.
Click the Populate Z For Selected Features button on the Production Z Management toolbar.
The Z Populate dialog box appears.
Choose the Populate Zs from attribute option.
Click the Populate Zs from attribute drop-down arrow and choose the attribute that contains the value you want to use as the z-value.
The drop-down list contains fields of type Long, Double, and Text.
A message appears that indicates how many features were populated using the Populate Z For Selected Features tool.
You can view the updated z-value in the Sketch Properties window.