Is there a way to use the Planarize Tool (Editing tool) in a ArcPy script.

I want to create a script for a question I posted and with the help of the community resolved that problem. Please see the link:

Populate cross street name at intersections

I would like to automate this process but using the Planarize tool is a necessity in the process.

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You can accomplish this function with the Feature to Line (Data Management) geoprocessing tool which will split lines when they intersect each other:

"Where input lines or polygon boundaries touch, cross, or overlap each other at locations other than their start and end vertices, they will be split at those intersections"

[Desktop Help Feature to Line][1] http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.2/index.html#//001700000039000000

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    You should probably mention that this requires an Advanced level license, which is still the case at ArcGIS 10.4.1.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Oct 19, 2016 at 4:43
  • Which means that it doesn't answer the question, as Planarize Lines only requires a Standard licence.
    – Juffy
    Commented May 31, 2017 at 1:02

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