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FAQ: Why can't I create polygons with an odd number of tangent intersections with SE_shape_generate_polygon?

Question

Why can't I create polygons with an odd number of tangent intersections with SE_shape_generate_polygon?

Answer

Polygons whose exterior ring has 3, 5, or 7 tangents that meet at a single point, fail to be created with the SE_shape_generate_polygon function.

This problem is addressed in ArcGIS 8.1 Service Pack 1. See the Related Information section to download this pack.

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