Connect by Descrition-Polylines Available???

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Connect by Descrition-Polylines Available???

Post by Donb » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:48 am

Is it possible to have linework joined using the connect by description routine joined as polylines instead of individual segments?

This would be a big timesaver in topo work. I looked but could not find anything in the help index.


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Re: Connect by Descrition-Polylines Available???

Post by John Gallagher » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:46 am

Go to the automap editor and in the lower right hand corner you'll see a way to choose between connect with line or polylines.
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Re: Connect by Descrition-Polylines Available???

Post by Richard Sands » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:02 pm

Second John's way, but be aware if using 3D polylines they aren't linked to the points and if you edit any points by way of shift, rotate etc, they get left behind.
2D ones are okay but may not suit your purpose.

I always do a backup before running any routine like that. Saves if big messes occur that take a lot of resolving.

You can make a unique AutoMap file just for your purpose. No need to use or amend your standard one.

I'd welcome a Connect Points routine that options Lines or Polylines.

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