The Edit Ribbon by thekylesouza


									                                  Edit Ribbon

The “Edit” Ribbon houses all of the edit tools and also controls the editing session. This ribbon is
split up into three groups; the session group, the edit tools group, and the edit commands
group. If you are not in editing mode when you click on the edit tab the ribbon will look like this.

To see all of the ribbon you must first be in editing mode. To get into editing mode you must
first have a layer to do the editing on, and you must select the layer from the layer drop down
and click on the start button.

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Once you have clicked on the start button the Edit Ribbon will change to show all of the edit
tools, like pictured below.

The first group in the “Edit” Tab is Session. You can use this group to begin, save, or cancel your

                                    Layer Drop Down: Use this drop down to choose which layer
                                    you would like to edit in. Just click on the drop down and click
                                    on the layer you would like to edit in.

             Start Button: Once you have chosen which layer you want to edit, you must click
             on this button to begin the edit.

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              Cancel Button: This button does not appear until you have entered editing.
              Clicking on it will cancel and undo any edit made during the edit session. This
              button is great when a few mistakes were made and you just need to start over.

                Edit Undo: Will undo the last edit you made. For example, if you accidentally
                deleted a feature you can click on this button to quickly bring the feature back.

                Edit Redo: will redo whatever edit you had undone.

The second group in the “Edit” Tab is Edit Tools. You can use these tools to create new features,
or modify existing features.

                         Combine tool: is used to combine multiple features while keeping the
                         original boundaries of the feature. First click on the icon, you may
                         notice that the mouse changes from the pointer.

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Then just left click and drag over the features you wish to combine to select.

Once you have the features select left click on one of the features and they will be combined.
Now the features will be one while still showing the original boundaries.

                      Delete tool: is used to delete features.

Once you have clicked on the icon the mouse cursor will change to signify that the delete tool is

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Now you can left click on the feature you would like to delete, or left click and drag over
multiple features to delete them all.

                                                        Once you have highlighted the feature
                                                        you can left click on the feature and a
                                                        dialog box will appear. Choose yes and
                                                        the feature(s) will be deleted,

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                              Hand Drawing Tool: Used to produce polygons, polylines, and
                             points, to access this tool first click on the icon. This will cause the
                             mouse cursor to change into this symbol.

Now the Hand Draw Tool Window will
appear. It is in this window where you can
choose what type of feature to draw. Click
on the feature type drop down to pick
between polygon, polyline, point.

First choose polygon. To draw the polygon
feature left click on the map where you
want the points of the feature to be.

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Right click and choose stop hand drawing to
finish feature.

                                                           To create points using
                                                           the hand draw tool,
                                                           select point from the
                                                           feature type drop down.
                                                           Next left click on the
                                                           map where you would
                                                           like the point to be.

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To make a poly line just select it from the drop down, and left click on the map where you would
like the line to show up. When finished right click and choose stop hand drawing.

                          Intersection Tool: Using this tool you can delete all of the selected
                          features except the intersecting sections.

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                              Jeffersonian Tool: is used to create quarter calls or most any calls
                              having to do with township range and section land descriptions.

Once you have chosen this tool select the section you are going to create the features in. Just
left click with the feature.

Now you can click on the buttons within the window to create the features or type into the
blank area. Once you are finished click create to create the feature.

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                                 Metes and Bounds Tool: will allow you to create very detailed
                                 features based off of legal descriptions.

Once you click on the icon you have to right click and
choose create new feature before the Metes and
Bounds window will appear.

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You can create features using the
Metes and Bounds Tool a few ways.
First you could just right click and
create points for your feature by
choosing add call here.

                                                             Or you can create call using the
                                                             Metes and Bounds Window.
                                                             Within this window you can input
                                                             information such as the exact
                                                             direction and bearing the call is
                                                             supposed to go.

                                                             Once finished inputting calls you
                                                             can click on save to save the

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                      Move tool: is used to move features around the map.

Simply select the feature you would like to move by left click on it. Then left click and drag to the
new position.

                       Copy Tool: This tool allows you to copy an existing feature to the edit

Select the feature to be copied.

Now left click on the feature and this dialog box will appear.

                                                             Select yes to copy the feature or no
                                                             to cancel.

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                         Rotate Tool: allows you to rotate a feature.

First select a feature to rotate.

Once a feature has been selected it will
look like the feature above. The green dot
above the feature is where you can left
click to grab the feature and rotate to
desired position.

                                                       While the feature is being rotated, a blue
                                                       highlight will appear to show how the
                                                       feature will be positioned.

Left click again and the feature will take
its new position.

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                          Split tool: will let you draw a line across a feature to split the feature.

Select the feature you would like to split, then left click and drag across the feature to split it.

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                                        Overlap Subtraction (XOR) Tool: is the exact opposite
                                        of the intersection tool, because it deletes it deletes the
                                        parts of the features that are overlapping.

Select the features you wish to subtract from.

                                        Then left click on one of the features.

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                         Subtraction Tool: allows you to subtract one feature from another

Once you select features with the Subtraction Tool, the
features will be labeled A and B.

Now once you right click you can choose to subtract A
from B or B from A.

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                            Uncombine Tool: will let you uncombine features that have
                            previously been combined.

These features have been previously combined, and now I need to uncombine them.
The uncombine tool will not select features unless they are combined.

                                          Select the combined features, once the uncombine tool
                                          has been selected and left click to uncombine. The
                                          features are now back to there original form.

                         Union Tool: will change multiple features into one, but unlike the
                         Combine Tool the new feature will not show the original borders.

First select the features you wish to union.

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Then left click on one of the selected features to union

                         Vertex Tool: will allow you to select vertices and move them around to
                         shape the features however you may like.

Selecting a feature with the Vertex Tool not only highlights the feature, but also shows the
vertices of the feature.

                                             Once a feature is select you can manipulate the
                                             feature in multiple ways. Left click and drag to
                                             move the vertices around.

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You can also delete or insert vertices.

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                             Vertex Clean up Tool: is very similar to the Vertex Tool. This tool
                            takes you through a wizard in which you select a feature.

Then you select the vertices you would like to move.

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Then click where you would like the new location of the vertex.

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The last group in the “Edit” tab is the Edit Commands. This group consist of one icon, the Spot
Well icon.

                         Spot Well: will let you spot a point on the map using a specific X,Y

Clicking on this button will bring up this window.

                                                                             Once you have type
                                                                             in the X,Y click on ok
                                                                             and the point will
                                                                             show up on the map.

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