In ArcGIS 9.3 there was a tool called Extend/Trim Features that allowed you to select multiple segments and extend or trim them to a feature.

In 10.1 that seems to have been moved to the Production Mapping Extension at a hefty price. It was replaced by two tools that don't seem to have the same functionality as the previous versions tool.

My question: Is anybody aware of an add in or way that I could create this functionality with python or a custom tool?


The old tool can be found referenced HERE, there is also a screenshot of the tool location from 9.3:

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Essentially, it did both of the functions that are shown in @Jakub's answer.

It looks like the same tool from 9.3 was moved to the Production Mapping toolbar in 10.1.

There seems to be an ESRI Idea out there suggesting they bring it back, and that I'm not, in fact, imagining that it used to be this way.

  • Are you able to provide links to the 9.3 and 10.0 documentation for the functionality you say was removed from the core product at 10.1?
    – PolyGeo
    Feb 25, 2014 at 20:09
  • Do you mean Trim And extend line or Trim Line ? Feb 25, 2014 at 20:09
  • I have edited the question to include links and more information.
    – Craig
    Feb 25, 2014 at 22:30
  • In the Customize Menu, you can set Extend and Trim to Keyboard shortcuts for easy access. Just an idea.
    – klewis
    Feb 26, 2014 at 0:49

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The tools are in Advanced Editing toolbar. Customize->Toolbars->Advanced Editing Tools. enter image description here

  • Yes, now it is two tools and a little more cumbersome to use, I'm wondering if there is a way to consolidate the tasks like they were in 9.3. I've edited my question to give more detail.
    – Craig
    Feb 25, 2014 at 22:31

I am not sure about 10.1, but in 10.0 you can get the 9.3 editor toolbar including the 'Extend/Trim Features'.

  1. Go to :\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.1\Utilities
  2. Open AdvancedArcMapSettings.exe
  3. Under Editor tab, UNCHECK 'Create features using templates'
  4. The Editor toolbar will now look and function like in 9.3. Advance Settings

At 10.1 there is a Trim Line and also an Extend Line geoprocessing tool.

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