change an object to a different layer

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10-25-2013 08:24 AM
MikeHenson
Occasional Contributor
is there a way to change a line from one layer to another? I am coming from a cad background and this was quite easy. Just wondering how it is done in arcmap. Thanks for any help you can give.

MKH
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MikeMacRae
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Just start an edit session in ArcMap on the layer that the line is going into. Select the line feature. Right click and copy and then right click and paste. A dialogue should open up and prompt you to choose the layer you want to paste it to. I believe you should be in 'data view' to do this, not 'layout view'
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MikeHenson
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thanks for the reply. That "copies" the object to a new layer, but doesn't "move" it to another layer. Is that correct or did I miss something.
Thanks again

Mike
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MikeMacRae
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Unless I'm missing something on why you want to do a physical 'move', I would just do the copy/paste and then delete from the original layer.
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MikeHenson
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maybe "move" was the wrong term. "Change" layers is what I want to do. It is easy for me to see what lines I have edited if I change them to a layer of different color/properties.
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MikeHenson
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I have started using this copy/past method. One thing I notice is the attributes on the layer I am copying don't copy to the new layer. Any idea how I can duplicate my attributes to the new layer?
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LeonardLuz3
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If you're considering transferring the attributes also from one field/s to another, you may want to consider using the simple data loader in the catalog window. :)
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DavidParker4
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Alternative way is in your data table add a field such as "Edited" when you do your edit enter a X in the field.  set you symbology to change the color of Edited = X to a different color than the unedited objects.  At the end of a editing session you could query all edited or not edited and save the result to a new file which will carry all the data along.

I'm using Map3D2014 & ArcMap10.2. 

dave
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