I am really hoping to find information about this topic. I have put the background to question, example, and my question below. The examples are the actual procedures I do at work.
Background to question:
I have a .dwg file (my basemap from autocad with point, polylines, and polygons of course) in my TOC as a layer, and I copy these features and paste them into other layers.
Example and QUESTION:
A polyline from the basemap (.dwg file) representing a road is selected, copied, and pasted into my "roads" layer. Whenever I paste this, I would like to set the default attributes that populate the fields. I somewhat understand how to change the default attributes when creating features in general, but not with copying and pasting features. Basically I would like to be able to copy the polyline from my .dwg file and have the attributes populated with information I choose.
I would greatly appreciate any help!
Thank you in advance!!
Howdy Xander, and thank you for the reply and assistance. I have not tried subtypes for this particular issue yet. However that suggestion presents another question I have that pertains to "subtypes". I have noticed with subtypes that one field will have the string "New Subtype" (which appears/acts domain based with the only choice being "New Subtype") and if you NULL the field, it messes up all my other domain based fields (by "messes up" I mean it displays the coded value only and prevents the use of the domain), is there a way to have that particular field NULL without messing up my other domain based fields?