How To: Convert a line feature to a polygon feature at the ArcEditor license level


Users at the ArcEditor license level can follow the steps below to convert lines to polygons.


  1. Create a new empty polygon shapefile or feature class, making sure to apply the correct coordinate system.
  2. Add the existing line feature and the newly created polygon layer to a map document.
  3. Start an edit session and set the target to the polygon shapefile or feature class.
  4. Right-click the polyline layer in the table of contents and select Selection > Select All.
  5. Add the Topology toolbar.
  6. Click the Construct Features icon on the Topology toolbar.
  7. In the Construct Features dialog box, select 'Create new polygons from selected features' and click OK.
  8. Save edits and stop editing.

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