I am attempting to create a new polygon. I go to ArcCatolog>New>Shapefile and make sure Feature type is set to polygon. I create the polygon and if I click save edits or stop editing, it disappears. What am I doing wrong?


You need to finish the polygon's construction with double click, right-click>Finish Sketch or F2 before saving edits.

  • Thanks, I tried that and it worked perfectly. Appreciated – Tim Forssman Aug 19 '14 at 14:49
  • Once I have double clicked and saved it, can I come back and continue adding points to the polygon to extend it? – Tim Forssman Aug 19 '14 at 14:50
  • Yes you can. Keep update session open, then use this tool : resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//… – egoz Aug 19 '14 at 14:54
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    Further to egoz, you can use the Edit Vertices" and continue feature tool (the little pencil and line) to continue drawing a line/extend the polygon – GISKid Aug 19 '14 at 20:19

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