I imagine this is a simple answer but I'm struggling to find information on clipping a shapefile using grid references.

I'm using ArcMap 10.3.1. My shapefile is a line feature of mean low water and I'm looking to clip from one point to another to produce a separate shapefile for use elsewhere.

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The img shows the coast shp file displayed.

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    A screenshot would help. You could edit and split the line manually by snapping to your points. Then select the split line and export as new shapefile. – BERA Apr 12 '19 at 9:18
  • This would work perfectly. I get error "Split point results in zero length polyline" – SPG Apr 12 '19 at 10:29
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    I dont know why you get that error. I suspect your polyline is not a single line. If so you would probably need to dissolve it then manual split. A better way would probably be to create a polygon feature class (or shapefile), digitize a polygon over the part of the river you want to export and then use Clip to extract the polyline. – BERA Apr 12 '19 at 10:32

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