September 28, 2018

Smooth Polylines

Smoothes input polyline features using Bezier or B-splines.

 Available in XTools Pro for ArcMap

The tool is provided to smooth polyline features and improve visual and cartographic quality of lines by smoothing their corners.

Supported smooth algorithms:

  • Bezier splines - polylines will be smoothed by creating Bezier curves to match the input polylines. If the output is a shapefile, the Bezier curves will be approximated, since true Bezier curves cannot be stored in shapefiles.
  • B-splines - polylines will be smoothed with the spline function taking into account level of detail for the smoothed polylines (i.e. density of vertices in the smoothed segments). Default value for the Level of detail is 100% which is applicable in most cases, valid values vary from 50% to 500%.