Note This command applies only to geospatial features, and not to drawing objects.

Use this command to create a new MultiLineString feature on a layer that contains line feature data. A MultiLineString is a set of LineStrings that behave as one feature. When you complete the first LineString you are prompted to begin another one until you have created the set.

To create a new LineString or MultiLineString feature

The MAPMULTILINESTRINGCREATE command is based on the PLINE command. For more information about the prompts, see PLINE.

Respond to the prompts:

Specify start point

Specify a starting point for the first LineString.

Specify next point or [Arc/Length/Undo]

Specify the next point or enter an option.

LineString/eXit <eXit>:

Create another LineString or exit the command.

Next Point

Draws a line segment. The previous prompt is repeated.


Adds arc segments to the polyline.

Specify endpoint of arc or [Angle/CEnter/Direction/Line/Radius/Second pt/Undo]:

Specify the endpoint of the arc or enter an option. If you have already created one arc, you have the option to close the LineString. For more information about the prompts, see PLINE.


Draws a line segment of a specified length at the same angle as the previous segment. If the previous segment is an arc, the new line segment is drawn tangent to that arc segment.

Specify length of line:

Specify a distance.


Removes the most recent segment added to the LineString.


Begins the MAPLINESTRINGCREATE command so you can create another LineString.