Drawing Cleanup

Drawing cleanup helps you improve the accuracy of your maps, correct common map errors (resulting from surveying, digitizing, scanning errors, for example), and remove unnecessary detail from complex maps. This is essential when you need accurate and complete maps suitable for defining topologies, performing map analyses, or plotting and presentations.

To clean up objects in a map

To save Drawing Cleanup settings as a profile

Click Tools tabMap Edit panelClean Up. At the Command prompt, enter mapclean.

Drawing Cleanup is a sequence of pages that guide you through specifying the set of objects to include in a drawing cleanup operation, the objects to anchor, the cleanup actions to perform and the settings to use, how to treat the objects after cleanup, and the error marker settings (for interactive mode only).

Drawing Cleanup includes the following pages:

Select Objects Page

Select Actions Page

Cleanup Methods Page

Error Markers Page



Load a profile file that contains drawing cleanup settings you saved previously.


Save your drawing cleanup settings in a profile file for later use.


Move to the next drawing cleanup page.

Displays the Select Actions Page.

NoteDo not use Drawing Cleanup to correct topologies; you might make a topology invalid and not be able to recreate it. To edit topologies, use the topology editing commands.