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I am working on a project that requires me to place hundreds of 20x20 ft squares as polygons in a feature class. Right now I am manually making them by entering height and width values. I am wondering if there's a way to create a template for a 20x20 ft square that I can place wherever I like. It would great if I could store this template in the construction tools window.

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    Are you trying to accomplish this in any particular program? – JepsonNomad Apr 15 at 18:59
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    Many GIS programs allow you to select a feature, copy and paste it, then move the copy to the desired location. Perhaps this is possible in your software. – csk Apr 15 at 19:08
  • Yes, sorry! I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.7 I have been copying and pasting - but even this gets tiring when my nearest square is a few miles away. – Gemma Leigh Apr 15 at 23:56
  • You could create a fishnet using the create fishnet tool and then cut and paste polygons as needed. pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/tool-reference/data-management/… – GBG Apr 16 at 1:48
  • @GemmaLeigh You don't have to drag the copies; use the Edit/Move tool and specify +x miles east or -x miles west, for example to get them near where you want them. – danak 3 hours ago

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