September 28, 2018

Split Polylines

Aimed to advanced splitting of polyline features.

  Available in XTools Pro for ArcMap and for ArcGIS Pro

The “Split Polylines” tool provides ArcGIS users with capabilities to split polyline features into separate segments in various customizable ways.

Available splitting methods: 

  • Split polylines at all vertices – input polylines will be split at all vertices, the number of output polylines depends on how many vertices exist in the input polylines. Note, in some cases the vertices density can be high enough so that applying this method will result in great many of short polylines. In such cases you can apply the Show Nodes tool first, to figure out how many nodes (vertices) are there in the input polylines.
  • Split polylines into specified segments – input polylines will be split into segments of the specified length (except the last segment), at that splitting always starts from the start (from) node of the input polylines. 
  • Split polylines into equal segments – input polylines will be split into given number of equal segments.
  • Split polylines at intersections – input polylines will be split at all intersections within the input polyline layer. This option is similar to the ArcGIS “Planarize” tool and can be useful when dealing with non-topological or spaghetti digitized line work.

Split polylines at the points of change of slope direction – input polylines will be split at the points of change of the direction of the slope.