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I'm trying to develop a tool that uses some of arcmap default tools like the Sketch Tool or Trace Tool. Is it possible?

Let me explain a little more, I need to draw a feature, ask for user input, and save the feature + data to the shape file, can it be done using python?

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You will need full access to ArcObjects in Python to do this. See How do I access arcobjects from python?. It is not for the faint of heart. ESRI uses python as a scripting engine for its geoprocessing tools, not for UI stuff.

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No, this is not exposed in the Python APIS. If you're feeling intrepid you can try comtypes or writing the functionality in C++ and calling it from ctypes.

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