Create Closed Polylines dialog box
 
 
 
NoteThis functionality applies only to drawing objects.

Use this dialog box to create polylines from a polygon topology.

To create closed polylines from a polygon topology

Click Create tabTopology panelCreate Closed Polylines. At the Command prompt, enter mapclpline.

Topology Name

Name box

Select the topology you want.

The list displays topologies loaded from the current drawing. If the topology you want is not listed, click Load and load it.

Type

Displays the type of the selected topology.

Description

Displays the description of the selected topology.

Number of Polygons Referenced

Displays the number of polygons referenced by the selected topology. If the topology is loaded as partial, this is the number of polygons in the partial subset.

How to Close

Create on Layer box

Specify a layer for the new plines.

Click Layers to select from a list of layers in the current drawing or enter a new layer name.

Group Complex Polygons

Select this option to group all closed plines that make up the original complex topology polygon. A complex polygon is one that includes islands.

If the islands themselves have nested islands or other polygons, these nested polygons will form a separate grouping automatically, creating different levels of grouping. If two or more inner polygons are not nested but share the same outer boundary, they will be treated as one group.

Copy Object Data from Centroid to Pline

Select this option to copy object data from the centroid to the closed pline that is created.

Object data on islands are copied to the outer polygon edge.

Copy Database Links from Centroid to Pline check box

Select this option to copy database links from the centroid to the closed pline that is created.

Database links on islands are copied to the outer polygon edge.