I have some culvert polylines that were collected and I would like them to be straight without having to manually delete the vertices between end points. Is there a tool to do this for the whole shapefile without Python.

  • I suppose you could select start- and endpoint by an expression, save them to a new layer and then convert these points back to lines. – Erik Oct 14 '20 at 15:06
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    Perhaps simplify with a huge tolerance. It should not remove the start and end points. – user30184 Oct 14 '20 at 15:37
  • You might look at the Feature Vertices to Points tool to look for start and end points or perhaps dangle points. – johns Oct 14 '20 at 18:29
  • Check out Simplify By Straight Lines and Circular Arcs. With the right parameters, this should take care of it for you. – JoshC Oct 14 '20 at 19:06
  • Thank you for the responses, I will look into those options. I am so glad I joined this chat room today! – S. Stockton Oct 14 '20 at 19:13

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