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Reshape Polygon Command

The Reshape Polygon command allows the user to reshape an already drawn polygon and any adjoining polygons that share the same edge. This article describes how to use the Reshape Polygon command.

Follow the steps below to use the Reshape Polygon command:

  1. From the Map Edit ribbon menu, select the Reshape Polygon command.
  2. The Reshape Polygon dialog box will be displayed.
  3. Click the [Pick] button. The Reshape Polygon dialog box will temporarily disappear, and a prompt will be displayed on the status bar directing the user to select the polygon to be reshaped.
  4. Select the polygon on the Map View to be reshaped.
  5. The Reshape Polygon dialog box will be redisplayed. The status of the Pick polygon read-only field will change to Selected.

Draw Intersecting Reshape Polyline

This option allows the user to draw a polyline on the Map View that the reshaped polygon should follow. The drawn polyline must intersect the polygon two or more times to reshape. If both polyline endpoints are inside the polygon, the intersecting area is added to the polygon. If both polyline endpoints are outside the polygon, the intersecting area is removed from the polygon.

  1. Choose the Draw Intersecting Reshape Polyline radio button option and click the [Draw] button. Note that the Draw Intersecting Reshape Polyline radio button option is selected by default.
  2. The Reshape Polygon dialog box will temporarily disappear, and a prompt will be displayed on the status bar directing the user to draw a trace polyline.
  3. Draw the reshape polyline on the Map View representing the change in shape for the selected polygon. Then, press the [Enter] key or right-click and select Done from the displayed context menu.
  4. The Reshape Polygon dialog box will be redisplayed. The status of the Draw reshape polyline read-only field will change to Drawn.
  5. Click the [OK] button.
  6. The software will reshape the selected polygon.

Use Intersecting Trace Polyline

This option allows the user to select a polyline on the Map View that the reshaped polygon should follow. The selected polyline must intersect the polygon two or more times to reshape. If both polyline endpoints are inside the polygon, the intersecting area is added to the polygon. If both polyline endpoints are outside the polygon, the intersecting area is removed from the polygon.

  1. Choose the Use Intersecting Trace Polyline radio button option and click the [Pick] button.
  2. The Reshape Polygon dialog box will temporarily disappear, and a prompt will be displayed on the status bar directing the user to select the trace polyline that intersects with the polygon to be reshaped.
  3. Select the trace polyline on the Map View.
  4. The Reshape Polygon dialog box will reappear. The status of the Pick polyline read-only field will change to Selected.
  5. Click the [OK] button.
  6. The software will reshape the selected polygon.

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