Is it possible to create a line symbol that has a round line end at the one end and a straight line end at the other using ArcMap?


I am only able to do something like this with arrow line symbols:



  • If you wish to ask the same question for ArcGIS Pro then please research/ask that as a separate question.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Jan 8, 2020 at 22:22

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Use a "butt" style of line cap. This creates a flat end that stops exactly at the end of the line (as compared to "square" which extends the symbol past the geographic end of the line).

Add a marker symbol layer. Make the marker symbol a single black circle, the same width as the line, placed at the endpoint of the line.

Note: apparently this method works in ArcGIS Pro but not in ArcMap.

  • I can only add another line marker symbol layer not a point marker symbol layer.
    – user132397
    Commented Jan 9, 2020 at 6:56
  • Nice, I was able to do it in ArcGIS Pro but not in ArcMap. Thats why i asked for ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro in the same question. ;)
    – user132397
    Commented Jan 9, 2020 at 7:29
  • good to know. I added that info to my answer.
    – csk
    Commented Jan 9, 2020 at 16:33

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