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Copy Feature to Duplicate Geometry

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03-19-2015 10:48 AM
WalterDziuba
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There are several internet blogs that state that you can copy the geometry of one feature, but then multiply that geometry based on a join "Keep only matching records" and then use "Copy Feature to multiply the geometry. Essentially, stacking the number of polygons one on top of each other.

After bringing in my external table and manually running through the process, I never get the geometry multiplied.

Or can someone please explain the necessary steps to achieve this?

Does anyone have a .tbx that shows how to do this?

Walter

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DarrenWiens2
MVP Honored Contributor

I don't know about the join method, but you can do the same through copy/paste. Do you need to automate this?

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WalterDziuba
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Darren,

When I do the relate, I can see every matching record in the identify dialog box, under the table it's related to.

But the relate doesn't link those attributes to my main table. I've read where you can use a join, but select "Keep only matching records" and then use the tool "Copy Features" to duplicate the exact number of geometries.

But I can't seem to get this to work. Am not sure whether the copy/paste will work for me.

Walter

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WalterDziuba
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Here's what I'm working with, but it does not work....Model_Join.PNG

At the copy add join stage, the "Keep all target features" is unchecked.

Walter

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