Editing tools not available

Discussion created by marmotte on Nov 17, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 21, 2011 by marmotte

We recently installed ArcGIS 10 and I experience some problems with the editing functions.

I open an editing session on a layer, check that I have a template, choose an editing tool (polygon, rectangle...) but the tools to create a new feature remain unavailable (see attached screenshot). I can modify existing features (attribute tables and geometry) but I cannot create a new feature.

In short:

  • The layer I want to edit is displayed and selectable

  • I have access rights on the layer (I created it myself in ArcCatalog)

  • The layer is stored on the local machine

  • There is no visible scale range defined

  • There is no definition query defined

  • I have the exact same behavior with shapefiles and feature datasets

  • I am using ArcGIS 10.0 SP3 (build 3600) - Level ArcInfo with a floating license

  • I have the exact same behavior on 2 computers (both with Windows Seven 64 bits)

Did I miss something with the new editing tools coming with 10.0? Or is there some kind of a bug?

Thanks a lot in advance and best regards,