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Is it possible to use Copy Parallel tool in a python script or in modelbuilder for ArcGIS 10.2? Does anyone have a workaround or script for a tool that essential does the same thing as Copy Parallel. I have a modelbuilder model that needs to copy parallel lines from a street centerline shapefile, buffering will not work in this case.

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I do not think "Copy Parallel" is accesible via ArcPy or Model-Builder, using ArcObjects is a possibility.

A possible work around would be to buffer your line features, then use the "Feature to Line" tool.

  • thanks for the response. In this case using the buffer and feature to line tools don't get me the result I need. – bailey Aug 25 '14 at 18:14
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    This post has detailed steps to replicate Copy Parallel. gis.stackexchange.com/questions/25739/… – klewis Aug 25 '14 at 18:16

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