Point symbolized as a line

Discussion created by m.cain on Jul 8, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 13, 2011 by withershin

I am plotting points from a table through an event theme. However, the locations in the table are actually wells, so therefore lines. The point coordinates are for the top of the well.

Is there a way through symbology to extend a symbol's length a certain distance in real world coordinates (i.e., not layout measurement). As I zoom in and out of the map, I basically want the length to stay relative (maybe cheating by setting to a specific extent?) and not static.

I want to avoid doing any extra geoprocessing as the table is the only place that should be updated.

I would appreciate your thoughts.