DRAWENVIRONMENT returns usage for certain features

Last Published: April 25, 2020


When using the DRAWENVIRONMENT command in ArcEdit, the usage is returned with certain features.


There is a coverage in the workspace whose name is the same as the name of the feature you are specifying with the DRAWENVIRONMENT command.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Use the LISTCOVERAGES command at the Arc prompt to list all coverages in the workspace.
  2. Use the RENAME command at the Arc prompt to rename the coverage that has the same name as a feature.
  3. If desired, use the KILL command at the Arc prompt to permanently delete the coverage.

Article ID:000001979

  • ArcMap 8 x
  • Legacy Products

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