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Is it possible to move point and line features simultaneously?

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Yes, it is possible to move point and line features simultaneously. The features can be moved simultaneously by setting up a geometric network to establish a connectivity relationship. However, this only works if the points are at the ends of the lines. Points in the middle of the lines are not connected. Additionally, a junction point class is created for any line that does not end with a point.
Although geometric networks can be created and edited with a ArcGIS Desktop Advanced or Standard license, geometric networks are read-only with a Basic license.
  1. In the Catalog window, create a feature dataset. For more information on how to create a feature dataset, refer to the following ArcGIS Web Help topic: Create Feature Dataset.
  2. Load the features into the feature dataset by dragging and dropping the feature class into the feature dataset.
The spatial reference of the feature must match with the feature dataset.
  1. Right-click the feature dataset > New > Geometric Network.
  2. Click Next > Next > Next > Next > Finish. The geometric network is built.
  3. Start an edit session, and move a point. The line connected to the point is also moved.
For more information on building a geometric network, refer to the following ArcGIS Web Help topic: Building a geometric network from existing simple feature classes.

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