I have a polyline dataset with lines of different lengths. I want to shorten all polylines the same distance on both ends (e.g. 10m each side). Is there a tool or script available that could help me do this? I want to automate this process, so manual editing is no option.

I´m using ArcGIS 10.0 with an ArcView license.


you can use this simple steps as arcpy script, or as Model:

in the case of Arcview i have found this erase script , or this question about using erase in arcview

  • Good idea. Unfortunately I only have a ArcView license. Both, "Feature vertices to points" as well as "Erase" require ArcInfo. I´m able to do the "Feature vertices to points" using a free ArcGIS extension, but I don´t know how to do the "Erase" without adequate license.
    – Martin
    Mar 26 '13 at 10:49
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    Thanks, the first script is outdated I think, but the second link was helpful
    – Martin
    Mar 26 '13 at 16:03

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