How To: Change draw order among features of an ArcMap layer


The display order of individual features in a layer can be controlled through the data frame's Advanced Drawing Options.


  1. Define the layer symbology.
    A. Aight-click the layer in the TOC.
    B. Select Properties.
    C. Switch to the Symbology tab.

    [O-Image] Open ArcMap layer symbology dialog box
  2. Open the Data Frame's "Advanced Drawing Options" dialog box.
    Right click on the data frame in the TOC. Choose "Advanced Drawing Options ..."

    [O-Image] Open ArcMap data frame Advanced Drawing Options
  3. Check on "Draw using advanced drawing options".
  4. Rearrange the feature types to draw in your desired order.