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How To: Copying annotation into or from a subclass

Procedure

How to copy annotation from one subclass to another.

Answer:

One option is to use the DUPLICATE command in ARCEDIT. This copies any selected pieces of annotation into a new or existing annotation subclass.

ARCEDIT: EDIT FEATURE ANNO.SOILS
ARCEDIT: SELECT MANY
ARCEDIT: DUPLICATE DIRT
/*This creates an subclass called 'dirt' if it does not.
/*exist, or allows you to append to a subclass called
/*'dirt' if it already exists.

Another option is to use the ARC command COPYFEATURES.

ARC: COPYFEATURES COV1 ANNO.SOILS COV1 ANNO.DIRT

The COPYFEATURES command can also be used to copy annotation into a subclass
from annotation not in a subclass, or copy annotation not in a subclass to annotation in a subclass.

ARC: COPYFEATURES COV1 ANNO COV1 ANNO.SOILS
ARC: COPYFEATURES COV1 ANNO.SOILS COV1 ANNO

Note:
The PUT and GET commands in ARCEDIT and the COPYFEATURES command at the ARC prompt can be used to move annotation from one coverage to another.