Is there an efficient way to extend lines to points in ArcMap?
I have a utilities dataset, where I do not want to change the original geometry, but instead add to it in order for end vertices of lines tor each to the nearby junction points.
I would not want to do this manually thousands of times. Is there a way to extend lines to points? I have tried extending the lines to themselves then snapping all within a certain tolerance, but this alters the original geometry. I have also tried integrating the lines, but again, it alters the original geometry.
After thinking a bit more, I am going to try and create points at the end vertices, then create lines from points using selected end vertices and the junctions, then I will merge the lines with the original polylines. My only concern is ensuring the attributes are appropriately merged and how to obtain an appropriate selection. I do not want to extend all lines, only certain ones. The rule is hard to put logically, but some lines used to intersect a cad feature, and others just ended near them...