I have the ArcGIS 10.6 advanced lisense. I am trying to offset a line feature using the editor tool. I know that I can do it in COGO, but how to set the unit as ft. In COGO, the offset unit option is not there.

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    Copy parallel in editing mode.
    – FelixIP
    Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 21:03
  • But it doesn't have the unit. I don't know if it's offsetting based on meter, feet or point
    – Rachel
    Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 21:40
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    Look at your coordinate system or simply try one and measure distance. In any case you can undo or stop editing without saving.
    – FelixIP
    Commented Jul 19, 2018 at 21:51

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Probably the easiest way is with the "Copy Parallel" tool. While editing and you have the feature selected, just click the editing toolbar dropdown and select copy parallel. You'll then enter the distance, side, and type of offset.

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