I'm using ArcGIS 10.0 - ArcInfo license. I'm a fairly new user.
I'd like to align rectangular symbols perpendicular to to the lines that reside nearby.
I have two layers. A layer containing lines and a layer containing points. Both are shapefiles.
In this case I'm using NHDFlowlines (streams and rivers) and the rectangular symbols will represent dams.
I'm attempting to use the 'Align Marker to Stroke or Fill' tool.
I've taken each shapefile and exported them out to Personal Geodatabases. I've applied which symbols I want to use for the layers. I then use "Convert Symbology to Representations".
Here's where I think I have my first problem: When the new representation layer gets added, the check box is grayed out and there is a little red exclamation point next to it.
My next step was to use "Repair Data Source" where I point to the file within the geodatabase.
I then save my two Representation layers as .lyr files.
After that, I try to run the 'Align...' tool.
It processes successfully, but nothing actually aligns...
I've gotten to this point through trial and error, but I'm not sure what doing...