Smart Edit Command

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Command Licensing and Default Menu Location

  • The Smart Edit command is part of the RPS Data Prep Toolbox
  • The command is located on the Data Prep menu ribbon
  • The command is located in the Create / Edit menu group


Command Description

The Smart Edit command provides the ability to break, trim and extend lines in a variety of ways, thereby increasing the versatility of TBC but also the productivity of these processes.

You can now edit one or multiple lines at the same time, utilize a reference line for stationing of break locations and apply a clip width around break locations as they are applied. You can also break lines at a crossing line, a crossing defined by 2 points, at intervals along a line or a reference line, at an offset to a line and more.

While trimming / extending lines you can now also trim to intersection and join the lines at the same time, trim single or multiple lines to bounding lines and where appropriate trim both ends to a common boundary line in a single step.

New hotkey configurations allow you to navigate the command dialog without having to move focus away from the graphics area.


Command Interface Description

The Smart Edit command dialog looks as follows

Edit Modes

There are currently 2 primary edit modes supported by the Smart Edit command, Break, and Trim/Extend. Select the mode that you want to use.

You can toggle between Break and Trim/Extend modes using the B = Break and T = Trim/Extend hotkeys.

2D / 3D Mode Selection

The current Smart Edit command only supports the 2D mode. 3D mode is coming soon.

2D Mode supports the editing of lines that have undefined elevation, 0 elevation or a constant elevation e.g. 100 only. Lines with variable elevation are not currently supported. Where the edit action combines the lines being edited into a single entity e.g. Trim / Extend to Intersection when Join is activated, the two lines have to have the same constant elevation.

Editing lines in 3D is complex, we are developing a 3D editing engine that will allow us to take care of this fully and effectively. We believe that this has to be done right and has to provide you with the appropriate 3D controls so that you can apply the correct elevations to the lines being edited.


Options

The options displayed provide different methods of either Breaking or Trimming / Extending lines depending on the Edit Mode selected above. Once the Option is selected, there may also be e.g. Break or Trim / Extend modes within that option - see below.

Break Options

When Edit Mode is set to Break, the following Options are available

  • Break - Simple
  • Break - Two point crossing
  • Break - At intersect line
  • Break - Intervals
  • Break - At offset line

Break Modes

When Break - Simple is selected, the following Break Modes are available

  • Break - Single - Once
  • Break - Single - Often
  • Break - Multiple - Once
  • Break - Multiple - Often
  • Remove segment(s) between two points

Trim / Extend Options

When Edit Mode is set to Trim/Extend, the following Options are available

  • Trim/Extend - Simple
  • Trim/Extend - Multiple
  • Trim/Extend - At intersect
  • Trim/Extend - Distance

Trim/Extend Modes

When Trim/Extend - Simple or Trim/Extend Multiple are selected, the following Trim/Extend Modes are available

Trim/Extend - Simple Edit Modes

  • Shortest end trim/extend
  • Longest end trim/extend
  • Both ends trim/extend
  • Selected end trim/extend
  • Forced trim
  • Forced extend

Trim/Extend - Multiple Edit Modes

  • Shortest end trim/extend
  • Longest end trim/extend
  • Both ends trim/extend
  • Forced trim
  • Forced extend

Break Edit Modes

When you break a line in TBC it creates two or more separate lines each with a new internal serial number.

In the TBC standard break command this means that it retains the selection of the part of the line before the break (in terms of increasing station) and deselects the second part of the line (because it is a new line with a unique serial number). If you wish to break the line in several locations, this typically means that you have to select the line then break it, and then select the line again and then break it etc. on a repeat pattern. Also, very often you want to break lines at specific stations in relation to a reference line or alignment, for each break point you need to use the right click COGO functions at two levels to break the line at a defined station.

We wanted to provide you with a set of tools that are more efficient and effective that have broader capabilities for editing your data.

Break - Simple

The Break - Simple option provides access to several Break Modes. The Break Modes have been optimized for increased productivity on common break workflows. The Break Modes including the following


Break - Single - Once

Single refers to a single line and Once refers to the number of breaks i.e. One break per selected line. In this mode the workflow is select the line, break it here, select the line, break it here etc. in an alternating pattern. This is similar in operation to the TBC Break command.

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Clip width checkbox

Check this checkbox if you wish to create a clipped gap around each break point

When checked, enter the desired Clip width. The clip width is split 50/50 either side of the break point.

Select Line

Select the line that you wish to break

Station / Distance

Select the break location graphically or enter a station / distance along the line value for the break location.

The line will be broken and the command focus returns to the selection of the next line to be selected.

Note:
If you wish to use a reference line / alignment for stationing, use the Break - Multiple - Once mode (see below).

Video Demonstration


Break - Single - Often

Single refers to a single line and Often refers to the number of breaks i.e. Multiple breaks per selected line. In this mode the workflow is select the line, break it here, break it here, break it here etc. This allows you to break the selected line in multiple locations with a single click per break point. You can also copy and paste station values for break locations from Excel or Notepad etc.

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Clip width checkbox

Check this checkbox if you wish to create a clipped gap around each break point

When checked, enter the desired Clip width. The clip width is split 50/50 either side of the break point.

Select Line

Select the line that you wish to break

Station / Distance

Select the break locations graphically or enter station / distance values along the line for the break locations. As you enter or select each station value it is added to the table for reference. You can right click in the table area to Paste values from the clipboard (copy from Excel / Notepad) or to Add values, Import values from a spreadsheet, Delete values, or Clear the table and start over.

When you click Apply the line will be broken at the selected locations and the command focus returns to the selection of the next line to be broken.

Clear button

On breaking a line in multiple locations, the segments of the line and the break points will be displayed using the RPS line highlights - you can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next line will also clear the highlights.

Note:
If you wish to use a reference line / alignment for stationing, use the Break - Multiple - Often mode (see below).

Video Demonstration


Break - Multiple - Once

Multiple refers to a one or more lines and Once refers to the number of breaks i.e. One break of all the selected lines. In this mode the workflow is select the lines, break them here, select the lines, break them here etc. in an alternating pattern.

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Clip width checkbox

Check this checkbox if you wish to create a clipped gap around each break point

When checked, enter the desired Clip width. The clip width is split 50/50 either side of the break point.

Reference line checkbox

Check this checkbox if you wish to define the break points for the lines selected at stations along a reference line rather than along the lines themselves.

When checked, select the reference line or alignment.

Select Line(s)

Select the line or lines that you wish to break

Station / Distance

Select the break location graphically or enter a station / distance along the line(s) for the break location.

The line(s) will be broken and the command focus returns to the selection of the next set of lines to be selected.

Clear button

On breaking multiple lines in a single locations, the segments of the lines and the break points will be displayed using the RPS line highlights - you can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next set of lines will also clear the highlights.

Video Demonstration


Break - Multiple - Often

Multiple refers to a one or more lines and Often refers to the number of breaks i.e. Multiple breaks of all the selected lines. In this mode the workflow is select the lines, break them here, here and here etc.

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Clip width checkbox

Check this checkbox if you wish to create a clipped gap around each break point

When checked, enter the desired Clip width. The clip width is split 50/50 either side of the break point.

Reference line checkbox

Check this checkbox if you wish to define the break points for the lines selected at stations along a reference line rather than along the lines themselves.

When checked, select the reference line or alignment.

Select Line(s)

Select the line or lines that you wish to break

Station / Distance

Select the break locations graphically or enter station / distance values along the lines for the break locations. As you enter or select each station value it is added to the table for reference. You can right click in the table area to Paste values from the clipboard (copy from Excel / Notepad) or to Add values, Import values from a spreadsheet, Delete values, or Clear the table and start over.

When you click Apply the lines will be broken at the selected locations and the command focus returns to the selection of the next line to be broken.

Clear button

On breaking multiple lines in multiple locations, the segments of the lines and the break points will be displayed using the RPS line highlights - you can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next set of lines will also clear the highlights.

Video Demonstration


Break - Remove segment(s) between two points

In this mode you will create a gap in the line between two clicked locations along the line(s). You can carry out this operation on a single line or multiple lines and you can utilize stationing from a selected reference line if required. You can also apply the clip width to the break points and that will clip 50% of the clip width at both ends of the gap that you create between the break locations.

In this process the command flows as follows. Select the line(s) that you want to break, select break point 1, select break point 2, execute the breaks and removal of the segments between the two break points on all selected lines, return to line selection to start a new process. Execution is automatic on selection of break point 2.

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Clip width checkbox

Check this checkbox if you wish to create a clipped gap around each break point

When checked, enter the desired Clip width. The clip width is split 50/50 either side of the break point.

Reference line checkbox

Check this checkbox if you wish to define the break points for the lines selected at stations along a reference line rather than along the lines themselves.

When checked, select the reference line or alignment.

Select Line(s)

Select the line or lines that you wish to break

Station / Distance

In this mode, the command is expecting two break points to be selected on the line prior to execution. Execution is automatically applied on selection of break point 2.

Clear button

On breaking multiple lines in multiple locations, the segments of the lines and the break points will be displayed using the RPS line highlights - you can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next set of lines will also clear the highlights.

Video Demonstration


Break - Two point crossing

In this mode you can break multiple lines at a crossing line defined using two points. This saves having to create the crossing line in order to execute the break process.

The flow of the command is as follows. Select the line(s) to break, select point 1 and point 2 for the definition of the crossing line, execute and return to selection of lines to break for the next execution. Execution is automatic on selection of point 2 of the crossing line.

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Clip width checkbox

Check this checkbox if you wish to create a clipped gap around each break point

When checked, enter the desired Clip width. The clip width is split 50/50 either side of the break point.

Select Line(s)

Select the line or lines that you wish to break

Point 1

Select point 1 of the crossing line. You can use TBC Snaps to snap to points or line nodes in the usual manner.

Point 2

Select point 1 of the crossing line. You can use TBC Snaps to snap to points or line nodes in the usual manner. The command execution occurs on clicking this location.

Clear button

On breaking multiple lines in multiple locations, the segments of the lines and the break points will be displayed using the RPS line highlights - you can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next set of lines will also clear the highlights.

Video Demonstration


Break - At intersect line

In this mode you will be breaking the selected line(s) at the point at which they cross a selected line. The flow of this command is as follows. Select the line or lines that you wish to break, select the crossing line, execute and return to the next set of lines selection. The execution of the command is automatic on selection of the crossing line.

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Clip width checkbox

Check this checkbox if you wish to create a clipped gap around each break point

When checked, enter the desired Clip width. The clip width is split 50/50 either side of the break point.

Select Line(s)

Select the line or lines that you wish to break

Select intersecting line

Select the line that you wish to break the selected lines along. Execution is automatic on selecting the intersecting line.

Clear button

On breaking multiple lines in multiple locations, the segments of the lines and the break points will be displayed using the RPS line highlights - you can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next set of lines will also clear the highlights.

Video Demonstration


Break - Intervals

In this mode you can break one or more lines at even intervals along each line or at even intervals along a reference line (provides stationing). The flow of the command is as follows. Enter the break interval e.g. 25’, select the line or lines that you want to break, execute the break process and return to the entry of a new interval for the next line selection. The interval value is retained for each execution cycle, you can press Enter to accept it or overwrite the value and press Enter.

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Clip width checkbox

Check this checkbox if you wish to create a clipped gap around each break point

When checked, enter the desired Clip width. The clip width is split 50/50 either side of the break point.

Reference line checkbox

Check this checkbox if you wish to define the break points for the lines selected at stations along a reference line rather than along the lines themselves.

When checked, select the reference line or alignment.

Select Line(s)

Select the line or lines that you wish to break.

Interval

Enter the value for the break interval required. If the reference line checkbox is active, the interval is computed along the reference line and applied perpendicular to the reference line to all of the selected lines. If the reference line checkbox is deactivated, the interval is computed along each of the selected lines individually. Press Enter or Apply to execute the break process.

Clear button

On breaking multiple lines in multiple locations, the segments of the lines and the break points will be displayed using the RPS line highlights - you can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next set of lines will also clear the highlights.

Video Demonstration


Break - At offset

In this mode you can break one or more lines at their intersection with a line offset from a selected intersection line. The flow of the command is as follows. Select the lines to break, select the intersecting line, enter the offset to the intersecting line, execute and return to the next set of lines selection.

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Clip width checkbox

Check this checkbox if you wish to create a clipped gap around each break point

When checked, enter the desired Clip width. The clip width is split 50/50 either side of the break point.

Select Line(s)

Select the line or lines that you wish to break.

Select intersecting line

Select the intersecting line that will have the offset applied to it for the break locations.

Offset

Enter the offset value for the intersecting line. Press Enter or Apply to execute the break process.

Clear button

On breaking multiple lines in multiple locations, the segments of the lines and the break points will be displayed using the RPS line highlights - you can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next set of lines will also clear the highlights.

Video Demonstration


Trim/Extend Edit Modes

In the Trim / Extend edit modes, we have provided you with a more comprehensive set of trim / extend functions that have a more efficient and productive workflow.

We have also integrated processes to save you additional steps to complete a task, for example when you want to trim/extend two lines to their intersection point, you will very often also want to join them together so we give you that option.

Also it is very common to want to select a bounding line and then select the line to trim/extend and then select a bounding line and then select a line to trim/extend in a repeating process.

It is also extremely common that you want to trim off or extend the shortest end, however zooming in to see the shortest end to trim it and then zoom back out again to make the next selection can be extremely time consuming - hence we added the ability to trim the shortest, the longest or the selected end as options.

Trim/Extend - Simple

when you select this option you have several modes that you can select depending on what you are working on. The modes are as follows

  • Shortest end trim/extend
  • Longest end trim/extend
  • Both ends trim/extend
  • Selected end trim/extend
  • Forced trim
  • Forced extend

Shortest end trim/extend

In this mode you can trim or extend the end of a selected line that is the shortest element with respect to the bounding line i.e. if the line is 100’ long and divided by the bounding line, and one end is 99.5’ and the other 0.5’ then the 0.5’ end of the line would be trimmed off, regardless of where on the line you select. This saves you having to zoom in tight to select the short end and then zoom out again after each execution. If the selected line is short of the bounding line, the line will always be extended to its intersection with the bounding line.

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Max trim/extend

You can define the maximum amount of trim or extend that can be used by the command e.g. if you enter 5’ here, any line trim or line extend function is greater than 5’ it will not be executed.

Keep bounding line checkbox

This is a flow control for the command, when checked it will assume that you are trimming / extending multiple lines one at a time to the same bounding line. When unchecked it will assume that for each line that you want to trim / extend that you want to select the bounding line for each selection.

Select bounding line

Select the line that you want to use as the bounding line for the trim / extend function.

Select line

Select the line that you want to trim / extend. On selection the line will automatically be trimmed or extended. The shortest end of the line that overhangs the bounding line will be removed, or the selected line will be extended to close the shortest gap between the selected line and the bounding line.

Note that if the selected line is drawn inside a closed polygon or within the bend of a horseshoe shaped line that the shortest end is always the shortest gap or the shortest overhang of the bounding line.

Clear button

On trimming / extending lines, the bounding line will be highlighted in the RPS secondary highlight color and the selected lines in the primary highlight color using the RPS line highlights (Click Here for more details). You can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next set of lines will also clear the highlights. To change the highlight colors use the RPS Settings command from the header bar commands.

Video Demonstration


Longest end trim/extend

In this mode you can trim or extend the end of a selected line that is the longest element with respect to the bounding line i.e. if the line is 100’ long and divided by the bounding line, and one end is 99.5’ and the other 0.5’ then the 99.5’ end of the line would be trimmed off, regardless of where on the line you select. If the selected line is short of the bounding line, the line will always be extended to its intersection with the bounding line.

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Max trim/extend

You can define the maximum amount of trim or extend that can be used by the command e.g. if you enter 5’ here, any line trim or line extend function is greater than 5’ it will not be executed.

Keep bounding line checkbox

This is a flow control for the command, when checked it will assume that you are trimming / extending multiple lines one at a time to the same bounding line. When unchecked it will assume that for each line that you want to trim / extend that you want to select the bounding line for each selection.

Select bounding line

Select the line that you want to use as the bounding line for the trim / extend function.

Select line

Select the line that you want to trim / extend. On selection the line will automatically be trimmed or extended. The longest end of the line that overhangs the bounding line will be removed, or the selected line will be extended to close the longest gap between the selected line and the bounding line.

Note that if the selected line is drawn inside a closed polygon or within the bend of a horseshoe shaped line that the longest end is always the longest gap or the longest overhang of the bounding line.

Clear button

On trimming / extending lines, the bounding line will be highlighted in the RPS secondary highlight color and the selected lines in the primary highlight color using the RPS line highlights (Click Here for more details). You can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next set of lines will also clear the highlights. To change the highlight colors use the RPS Settings command from the header bar commands.

Video Demonstration


Both ends trim/extend

In this mode, both ends of the line will be trimmed or extended to their intersection with the bounding line. Note that if the line has multiple intersection points with the bounding line it will trim or extend the first or last segment of the selected line to the intersection point with the bounding line.

Note: There can be ambiguous situations with this function, if you are not getting what you need to happen, undo and use the Forced Trim or Forced Extend or Trim/Extend Selected End modes instead.

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Max trim/extend

You can define the maximum amount of trim or extend that can be used by the command e.g. if you enter 5’ here, any line trim or line extend function is greater than 5’ it will not be executed.

If you want to be able to trim/extend any length enter a high value like 100,000 here.

Keep bounding line checkbox

This is a flow control for the command. When checked it will assume that you are trimming / extending multiple lines one at a time to the same bounding line. When unchecked it will assume that for each line that you want to trim / extend that you want to select the bounding line for each selection.

Select bounding line

Select the line that you want to use as the bounding line for the trim / extend function.

Select line

Select the line that you want to trim / extend. On selection the line will automatically be trimmed or extended. If the end of the line overhangs the bounding line it will be trimmed. If the end of the line falls short of the bounding line it will be extended. The trim / extend location will also be computed to a projection of the bounding line if the two lines do not physically intersect. If there is only one intersection of the two lines, then that single trim / intersection will be executed.

Clear button

On trimming / extending lines, the bounding line will be highlighted in the RPS secondary highlight color and the selected lines in the primary highlight color using the RPS line highlights (Click Here for more details). You can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next set of lines will also clear the highlights. To change the highlight colors use the RPS Settings command from the header bar commands.

Video Demonstration


Selected end trim/extend

In this mode you will select the end of the line that you want to Trim or Extend. The line end is determined by the selection point on the line i.e. which half of the line that is selected.

The flow of the command is as follows. Select the bounding line and then select the end of the line that you wish to trim off or extend to meet the bounding line. Depending on whether or not you check the Keep bounding line checkbox dictates whether or not you select a bounding after each line trim / extend or not.

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Max trim/extend

You can define the maximum amount of trim or extend that can be used by the command e.g. if you enter 5’ here, any line trim or line extend function is greater than 5’ it will not be executed.

If you want to be able to trim/extend any length enter a high value like 100,000 here.

Keep bounding line checkbox

This is a flow control for the command. When checked it will assume that you are trimming / extending multiple lines one at a time to the same bounding line. When unchecked it will assume that for each line that you want to trim / extend that you want to select the bounding line for each selection.

Select bounding line

Select the line that you want to use as the bounding line for the trim / extend function.

Select line

Select the line that you want to trim / extend. Pick the line by clicking on the end of the line that you want to trim or extend. By picking the end, we mean pick a location on the line that is in the half of the line that you want to trim or extend. On selection the line will automatically be trimmed or extended. If the end of the line overhangs the bounding line it will be trimmed. If the end of the line falls short of the bounding line it will be extended. The trim / extend location will also be computed to a projection of the bounding line if the two lines do not physically intersect. If you select the wrong end of the line and an intersection cannot be found with the bounding line, no Trim or Extend will take place

Clear button

On trimming / extending lines, the bounding line will be highlighted in the RPS secondary highlight color and the selected lines in the primary highlight color using the RPS line highlights (Click Here for more details). You can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next set of lines will also clear the highlights. To change the highlight colors use the RPS Settings command from the header bar commands.

Video Demonstration


Forced trim

The Forced Trim mode is your last resort if the other modes are not doing what you require. In this mode, the command will only consider a trim of the selected line to the bounding line at the end of the line that you selected. If the end of the line cannot be intersected with the bounding line by trimming the end of the line, the trim will not be executed. If the end of the line selected overlaps the bounding line, then it can and will be trimmed to the bounding line.

The flow of the command is as follows. Select the bounding line, select the line to be trimmed at the end that you want to trim off (in the correct half of the line that requires trimming), execute the trim and then select the next bounding line and line to be trimmed. If the Keep bounding line checkbox is enabled, the command will repeatedly request a line to be trimmed and will execute on line selection.

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Max trim/extend

You can define the maximum amount of trim or extend that can be used by the command e.g. if you enter 5’ here, any line trim or line extend function is greater than 5’ it will not be executed.

If you want to be able to trim/extend any length enter a high value like 100,000 here.

Keep bounding line checkbox

This is a flow control for the command. When checked it will assume that you are trimming multiple lines one at a time to the same bounding line. When unchecked it will assume that for each line that you want to trim that you want to select a bounding line for each trim line selection.

Select bounding line

Select the line that you want to use as the bounding line for the trim function.

Select line

Select the line that you want to trim. Pick the line by clicking on the end of the line that you want to trim. By picking the end, we mean pick a location on the line that is in the half of the line that you want to trim. On selection the line will automatically be trimmed. If the end of the line overhangs the bounding line it will be trimmed. If the end of the line falls short of the bounding line no trim will be executed. The trim location will also be computed to a projection of the bounding line if the two lines do not physically intersect. If you select the wrong end of the line and an intersection cannot be found with the bounding line, no Trim will be executed.

Clear button

On trimming lines, the bounding line will be highlighted in the RPS secondary highlight color and the selected lines in the primary highlight color using the RPS line highlights (Click Here for more details). You can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next set of lines will also clear the highlights. To change the highlight colors use the RPS Settings command from the header bar commands.

Video Demonstration


Forced extend

The Forced Extend mode is your last resort if the other modes are not doing what you require. In this mode, the command will only consider an extension of the selected line to the bounding line at the end of the line that you selected. If the end of the line cannot be intersected with the bounding line by extending the end of the line, the extension will not be executed. If the end of the line selected has a gap between it and the bounding line, then it can and will be extended to the bounding line.

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Max trim/extend

You can define the maximum amount of extend that can be used by the command e.g. if you enter 5’ here, any line extend function that is greater than 5’ it will not be executed.

If you want to be able to extend any length enter a high value like 100,000 here.

Keep bounding line checkbox

This is a flow control for the command. When checked it will assume that you are extending multiple lines one at a time to the same bounding line. When unchecked it will assume that for each line that you want to extend that you want to select a bounding line for each extend line selection.

Select bounding line

Select the line that you want to use as the bounding line for the extend function.

Select line

Select the line that you want to extend. Pick the line by clicking on the end of the line that you want to extend. By picking the end, we mean pick a location on the line that is in the half of the line that you want to extend. On selection the line will automatically be extended. If the end of the line overhangs the bounding line it no extend will be executed unless there is an additional extend line intersection that can be found. If the end of the line falls short of the bounding line the line extension will be executed. The extend location will also be computed to a projection of the bounding line if the two lines do not physically intersect. If you select the wrong end of the line and an intersection cannot be found with the bounding line, no line extension will be executed.

Clear button

On extending lines, the bounding line will be highlighted in the RPS secondary highlight color and the selected lines in the primary highlight color using the RPS line highlights (Click Here for more details). You can click the Clear button to clear the highlights once you have reviewed the results. Clicking the next set of lines will also clear the highlights. To change the highlight colors use the RPS Settings command from the header bar commands.

Video Demonstration


Keyboard Shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts are available for use while using this command

  • B = Break Mode selection
  • T = Trim/Extend Mode selection
  • N = Start a new loop process (return to start of execution sequence)
  • Up and Down Arrows = Change the Options control
  • Left and Right Arrows = Change the Sub Mode control
  • Enter = Apply in most scenarios, note that Enter will not work in multi station data entry controls
  • Tab / Shift Tab = Move between fields in the dialog
  • F1 = Help
  • WASD = Pan Screen Up, Left, Down, Right
  • Q and E = Rotate screen clockwise / anticlockwise by 15 degrees
  • Shift Q and Shift E = Rotate screen clockwise / anticlockwise by 30 degrees
  • Ctrl Alt Q or Ctrl Alt E = Reset Screen Rotation to North up

Header Bar Commands

The following commands are available to use from the header bar of the Smart Edit command. These allow you to rapidly hop between commands that are commonly used at the same time as the Smart Edit command.

  • Help
  • RPS Settings
  • Convert to Linestring
  • Quick Line
  • Takeoff Lines
  • Multi Offset Lines
  • Insert Line Segment
  • Smart Join
  • Clip Lines
  • Offset Line

Apply
When you tap apply, the Smart Edit command will execute and ready itself for another selection set and repeat process execution. If you do not want to make a second selection and repeat the process tap Close to finish the process.

Close
Closes the command without further execution.

New
Starts a new loop process i.e. it returns you to the first step of the command execution loop process


Use Case Videos

The following videos show the use of the Smart Edit command in a work process context


Feedback and Enhancement Requests

If you would like to provide feedback on the use of the Smart Edit command or to request enhancements or improvements to the command please click Reply below.

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