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Densify - unwanted / unexpected results

Question asked by BTLeslie on Sep 9, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 11, 2014 by MKennedy-esristaff

I'm using desify to increase the number of vertices in my line feature so I get evenly spaced vetices along each straight line segment.
However the densify is not giving me the control I want - it is putting in more points than I require.



     Simple 2 point line - 1918m long

     Densify - Distance method - Distance = 600m


     Result: 6 point line with vertex distance = 384m.

     Expected result: 5 point line with vertex distance = 479m


This is a very simple example but my feature contains hundreds of thousands of km of lines so I'm getting a lot more points than I want.


Why is densify making this decision?  Is there a tool that offers more control?