Topology Dissolve - Create Nodes dialog box
NoteThis functionality applies only to drawing objects.

Use this dialog box to specify whether or not to create new nodes at the endpoints of links where they are missing in the resulting dissolve topology. If so, you specify the block to use to create the nodes.

To dissolve a composite topology

Click Analyze tabDrawing Object panelDissolve. At the Command prompt, enter mapandissolve.

Create New Nodes For Topology

Select this check box to create new nodes as needed at the endpoints of links in the resulting topology. This is optional, but can be useful if you are going to analyze the resulting topology later on.

Point Object for Node Creation

Specify the block used to represent nodes.

  • To create nodes using a block defined in the drawing set, click the down arrow and select a block from the list.
  • To create nodes using a block saved as a DWG file, click Browse. Select the file to use. This inserts the entire DWG as a single block.
  • To create nodes as a point, select ACAD_POINT.

Close the dialog box without performing the dissolve.


Display the previous dialog box.


Disabled because this is the last dialog box in the list.


Dissolves the topology using the current settings. The Finish is available after you specify the dissolve parameter and enter a valid topology name.