In this image I have two road lines that are identical features. I want to split these lines using another line (the red line). I have tried a variety of different tools and the closest one to making it work is the
There is one way to achieve this but it requires you to have at least a Standard desktop license.
- Go into edit mode.
- Create a new cutting line crossing the two lines, so you are creating a new feature in the same dataset.
- Select all 3 lines.
- Go to Editor > More Editing Tools > Advanced Editing toolbar.
- Click on the Planarize lines button.
- Select and delete out the 3 line segments from your cutting line.
You can use this approach to cut multiple parallel lines or even non-parallel lines if your cutting line is not straight.