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Technical Article   HowTo:  Convert a line feature to a polygon feature at the ArcEditor license level

Article ID: 35321
Software:  ArcGIS - ArcEditor 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1
Platforms:  Windows XP, Vista


Users at the ArcEditor license level can follow the steps below to convert lines to polygons.


  1. Create a new empty polygon shapefile or feature class, making sure to apply the correct coordinate system.
  2. Add the existing line feature and the newly created polygon layer to a map document.
  3. Start an edit session and set the target to the polygon shapefile or feature class.
  4. Right-click the polyline layer in the table of contents and select Selection > Select All.
  5. Add the Topology toolbar.
  6. Click the Construct Features icon on the Topology toolbar. -show me-

  7. In the Construct Features dialog box, select 'Create new polygons from selected features' and click OK.
  8. Save edits and stop editing.

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Created: 8/6/2008
Last Modified: 6/21/2010

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