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How to change the default attributes that populate the attribute table when creating a feature by copying and pasting from a .dwg file in arcgis?

Question asked by Jeradtamu on Sep 30, 2014
Latest reply on May 28, 2015 by sephefox

Hello, all!


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!!