Using ArcMap 10.3.1: I'm having an issue with automatic smoothing of line features after editing vertices of line features and clicking 'Save Edits'.

I start my editing session, click on a line feature, click on a vertex, delete that vertex using the Edit Vertices toolbar, click 'Save Edits', and my line feature becomes very generalized/smooth instead of just removing that vertex. I'm having the same problem when adding a vertex.

Any thoughts on how to fix this?

  • Is your line a curve? How are you removing the vertex? – Michael Stimson May 10 '18 at 1:54
  • Yes, line is a curve. I'm using the Delete Vertex tool within the Edit Vertices toolbar so I turn the Delete Vertex tool on, click on the vertex which then deletes that vertex. Then I click "Save Edits" from the Editor toolbar and instead of just removing that vertex, my entire curve geometry changes into a very generalized curve. – user120443 May 10 '18 at 2:05
  • Which spatial reference are you using? – ahmadhanb May 10 '18 at 2:09
  • 2
    Generalise and smooth are two opposite things. – FelixIP May 10 '18 at 2:50
  • 2
    Could you please edit your question to include screenshots before and after to help illustrate what is happening? – Midavalo May 10 '18 at 4:48

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.