Digitize a Length
Digitize lines on the Len/EA tab to add length items, such as water lines, retaining walls, and sidewalks. Length items can also represent the edge of something, such as a building perimeter or a property line.
Tools for Digitizing Lengths
- Point allows you to digitize straight pixel-based lines, point by point.
- Trace allows you to digitize straight or curved pixel-based lines by tracing over them.
- Vector allows you to digitize
vector-based lines by selecting them. Note: Vectors can exist only in PDF files. Unlike a pixel-based line, the application recognizes vectors as distinct objects and provides tools for easily digitizing them. See the Help topic Working With Vectors for more information about vectors.
You can use the tools separately or use them in combination to more accurately digitize your lines.
Select the Show this dialog for every new line checkbox on the Line Properties popup window to display the Line Properties popup window after each line you digitize. If you deselect the checkbox and you want to view the line Properties popup window for a line, follow the steps for editing an existing line.
Methods for Digitizing Lengths
For more information about the Line Properties popup window, see Line Properties Popup Window Field Reference.
- Add Drawing
- Spot Elevation
- Reference Point
- Count Line
- Count Item