ArcGIS 10.2.2 Polyline ZM coordinates or measures out of bounds

Blog Post created by alankilgore on Sep 16, 2015

I have a polyline feature class with z and m values enabled in a file geodatabase created in AG10.2.2.  There are times when I need to set a Z value of less than 0.  I use the Edit Sketch Properties to set a Z value, and attempt to save.  In ArcGIS 10.2.2, I get an error message, Title: "Modify Feature", Message: "The feature's geometry could not be modified.  The coordinates or measures are out of bounds."


This error is confusing because the spatial domain for z values is -100000 through 9.0 e11, and the z values I'm attempting are in the range of -10 through -100.  The same phenomena occurs regardless of z-coordinate system presence or absence.


Using the same file geodatabase, but editing in ArcGIS 10.3.1, the error does not replicate.