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I have ArcGIS 9.3 and when in ArcCatalog, when I R click to create a Feature Class (turn FC), it is greyed out. Do you need a particular license or ArcEditor/Info to have it?

I went into the toolbox, and when I click the Turn Feature Class in the toolbox, it says i don't have the proper extension/license for it.

A little help here, please.

Thanks, Zoran

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Are you trying to create a Feature Class in an ArcSDE GeoDatabase? – Sasa Ivetic Oct 25 '11 at 18:31
Do you have the Network analyst Extension? – Dan Patterson Oct 25 '11 at 19:18
No and No Not within a GDB and no on the Network Analyst Ext. – Zoran Oct 25 '11 at 19:36
You can't create a Feature Class outside of a GDB. The Turn Feature Class that you are trying to create is a feature that requires Network Analyst. First create GDB, then create your feature class inside the GDB. – Zachary Oct 25 '11 at 20:47
I would check the ESRI help files, since turn feature classes are associated with network analysis and would require access to the Network Analyst Extension as a minimum (and perhaps there are other access points for other ESRI software platforms) – Dan Patterson Oct 25 '11 at 20:50
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It sounds to me like you are really trying to create a "normal" featureclass, not a "Turn Feature Class" (that is associated with the Network Analyst extension).

  1. Create a geodatabase in ArcCatalog
  2. Right-click in the contents view and choose new->Feature Class

Alternatively, if you want to do it through ArcToolbox, choose ArcToolbox->Data Management Tools->Feature Class->Create Feature Class.

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Ryan - perfect, went into GDB and created a Feature Class Thank You, Z – Zoran Oct 25 '11 at 21:17

The only way I can get the Turn Feature Class option enabled within ArcMap (and ArcCatalog) is to have the Network analsyt installed and activated

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