Replace thousands of polylines

Discussion created by mhkok on Jun 6, 2011
Latest reply on Jun 22, 2011 by dlee-esristaff
Hello everybody,

I think I have a complex problem. I have two feature polylines files, the first one displays the correct line (red line) and the other one the wrong one (blue line). I need to delete the blue line and replace it by the red line. This shouldn't be problem if you have only one line to be replaced, but I have over almost 3000 lines that needs to be replaced. So I tried to use the model builder and select the line through the 'Select layer by location' and set 'Within a distance' of 0.25 meters and then select and delete these features, but than also other intersecting lines are selected and deleted. Instead, I need only the parallel line to be selected and deleted. So, does anyone know another solution for my problem?

I have added a snapshot of an example of lines.