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I have two layers, lines and polygons. Lines are basically the boundaries of the polygons. Is there any way that when I change or reshape the lines the polygons get updated automatically? I normally change the lines first and since they have to match the associated polygons, I convert them back to polygons again. This way, I need to update the attributes of all the polygons or I have to reshape the polygons according to the change I did to the line layer. When I use topology check I am able to catch the issues and correct them using the correcting topology options. Nevertheless, I was wondering if there is a more efficient way/ approach to do it.

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    What version and license level of ArcGIS for Desktop are you using? In any event I think you should use the term "shared geometry editing" to look for info about this and you will need to use either map or geodatabase topology.
    – PolyGeo
    Mar 12, 2014 at 5:36
  • I am using ArcGIS 10.0
    – Arash
    Mar 12, 2014 at 22:24
  • Yes, I should have used the term "shared geometry editing" for more clarification.
    – Arash
    Mar 12, 2014 at 22:33

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There are many topology tools in ArcGIS but you need at least Standard or advanced licence. As you can use "feature to polygon" and topology check, I assume you do have it.

Therefore you can add the "topology toolbar" (for 9.3 or for 10). There is a tool called topology edit tool that will do what you want.

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    Map Topology should also be an option for anyone with a Basic license that does not have access to Geodatabase Topology.
    – PolyGeo
    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:18

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