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I have a polygon feature class that I've converted to representations so that I can delete some vertices.

I'm doing this to simplify some of the shapes manually, but I'd like to speed this up by selecting a group of vertices with the Representations lasso tool and then deleting them at once rather then using the time-consuming point-and-click Delete Vertex tool.

Is this possible?

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Apparently, the ArcGIS Idea to Delete Multiple Verticies [sic] was implemented in ArcGIS Desktop 10, so as long as you are using that version (or later) you should be able to use it.

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    and beautifully it works too! I love it. – Brad Nesom Jun 29 '11 at 22:11
  • I concur. this functionality was badly needed. Saves a lot of time. – Jakub Sisak GeoGraphics Jun 30 '11 at 0:56
  • That seems to only work for editing actual features, not representations though? – EightyTwenty Jun 30 '11 at 3:45
  • @EightyTwenty ... but you said that you "converted to representations so that I can delete some vertices" so that now seems to be an unnecessary step. – PolyGeo Nov 13 '15 at 3:16
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If you are using a earlier version pre ArcGIS 10 you could use the following tools:

Vertex Tool

Delete Multiple Vertex by drawing a polygon

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Click the Delete Vertex tool on the Edit Vertices toolbar and drag a box around the vertices to delete. You can also hold down D and drag a box, or press BACKSPACE, to delete selected vertices.

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http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//001t00000097000000.htm

  • That seems to only work for editing actual features, not representations though? – EightyTwenty Jun 30 '11 at 3:45

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