Complex line to polygon

Discussion created by jeremytibbetts on Jun 1, 2011
Latest reply on Jun 1, 2011 by Hardolph
I have a complex line, which represents a shoreline.
I am trying to turn this line into a polygon.

What I have been trying is, creating an empty polygon FC.
I enter an edit session, target the empty polygon FC, and select all features from the shoreline FC.

Using the topology tool bar, I click the construct features button, and create new polygons using the selected features into the empty polygon FC.

This has worked before, but using a more simple line. The shoreline FC in this case follows the coastline in more detail, and it seems as the above process does not convert this line as easily.

I was wondering if there is a method for converting a more complex line into a polygon.