How To: Convert selected features to a shapefile in ArcMap
Instructions provided describe how to convert the selected features of a layer to a new shapefile in ArcMap by using the Export Data feature.
Follow the steps below.
- Use any of the methods available in the selection menu, or use the Select Features tool to manually select the features of the layer to be converted.
- Right-click, in the Table of Contents, the name of the layer with the selected features you want to convert. Select Data and then Export Data to open the Export Data dialog box.
- Click Selected Features from the Export dropdown list, then click the folder to name, save the new shapefile, and click OK.
Last Modified: 5/5/2016
Article ID: 000002438
Software: ArcGIS - ArcEditor 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.2, 8.3, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1 ArcGIS - ArcInfo 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.2, 8.3, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1 ArcGIS - ArcView 8.1, 8.1.2, 8.2, 8.3, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.3.1