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Edit > Split Selected Features

This option is in the Cartographica menu, but it seems not to work in the manner which one(me) would think.  For example, lets say I want to take a a street feature(polyline) and cut it into multiple features, each representing a city block for example.  I double click the feature to go into edit mode, I then select(highlights in white) the vertice where I would like the 'split' to occur, and I then go to Edit > Split Selected Features and voila... nothing happens!

That being said, is this a bug, wherein the 'Split Selected Features' option is not working?  Or does 'Split Selected Features' perform some other function?  If so, what?  And how does one use it?

Thank you,

Eric Jarvies

Eric Jarvies

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This is how I think the split feature should work, and it apparently does not. I want to break a long, complex line in half. How do I do it?

Jonathan Brewer 0 votes
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Yes, I also want to break apart long complex lines, and have tried using the split feature, but to no avail.

Eric Jarvies 0 votes
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Split Selected Features takes a multi-part feature and splits it into individual parts.   We do not currently have a function for taking a single, coherent feature and breaking it up into smaller features. 

Right now, it is a bug that the Split option shows up in Edit mode.    As we move to supporting multi-feature editing, we will support splitting a single feature into multiple features, but that functionality is not in the shipping code as of today.   It is a priority feature that is being worked on.

Gaige B Paulsen 0 votes