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What is ArcGIS Pro's Logic for Drawing a Parallel Line at a Specific Distance?

Question asked by chmapper on Nov 30, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 20, 2017 by chmapper

Seriously, I can't figure out how ArcGIS Pro decides which direction to draw a line.  When I draw a parallel (or perpendicular) line, I press "P" (or "E"), then "D" for distance enter in a value, then ArcGIS Pro always draws the line in the opposite direction I want.  Watch the video.  I put in positive 1000 varas twice, but each time it draws the line in a different direction.  Why?  I always end up having to do this two or three times for each polygon because I have no idea where the line is going to go.

 

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