This is probably very basic but I am not able to figure out. I am trying to digitize roads by drawing lines. I go to Editor>Star Editing, select the layer, select my layer under 'create features'. Then under 'construction tools', polygon is selected by default but there is no lines or road option. When I try to create a road, it creates a polygon.

How do I create a road/line?


  • Have you checked that you don't have a definition query on your line layer? – CarmelGeo Dec 30 '18 at 8:02

Your layer type is Polygon, that's why it is not showing any line, while creating shapefile/feature class you have specified the polygon type.

Try creating a new shapefile/Feature Class and then specify Line Featues in the Type. This will resolve your issue.

  • Thank you! I tried that it resolved my issue. – S.Jade Dec 30 '18 at 15:58
  • Please mark this answer as accepted. – Ahsan Mukhtar Jan 2 at 7:18

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