Arc Toolbar Customization

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Toolbars within the header block of ArcGIS can be updated via the drop menu item (Customize >> Toolbars) or alternatively by right clicking within the header block. Commonly used toolbars for TUFLOW modeling are listed below:

  1. Editor
  2. Snapping
  3. Edit Vertices
  4. ET GeoWizards
  5. 3D Analyst
  6. Animation

Editor Toolbar

The Editor toolbar contains a collection of tools to create, update, or delete features directly within the display.
ArcGIS Editor.JPG
The most commonly used items within the toolbox are:

  1. Create Feature, used to define what feature types will be created.
  2. Edit Tool, used to select a feature which already exists for editing.
  3. Edit Vertices, after selecting a feature using the Edit Tool, this selection will display the vertices of a feature.
  4. Trace, used to trace existing feature geometry when creating new features. The Layers which are selectable for the tracing can be managed using the selection options via right clicking a layer in the Table of Contents. This is shown in the figure below.
  5. Sketch Properties, after selecting a feature using the Edit Tool, this selection will display the geometry properties of a feature in tabular format. Values can be updated within the display, modifying the features spatial display.
  6. Editor>>Stop Editing
  7. Editor>>Save Edits

ArcGIS Control Selection.JPG

Snapping Toolbar

Snapping is used to associate point features with lines or polygons. ArcGIS snapping options include: Point Snapping, End Snapping, Vertex Snapping and Edge Snapping. Edge snapping is not recommended for TUFLOW model development tasks. Edge snapping can be disabled by deselecting the Edge Snapping icon in the toolbar. After being deselected, the Snapping toolbar should resemble the figure below.
ArcGIS Snapping.JPG

Edit Vertices

Items within the edit toolbar are used to modify the location of vertices and add or remove vertices. The Edit and Edit Vertices tools within the Editor Toolbar need to be selected before the Edit Vertices options are selectable
ArcGIS Edit Vertices.JPG

ET GeoWizards

ET GeoWizard is a central location for a wide range of geometry update tools. ET GeoWizard can be downloaded from The most commonly used items within the toolbox are:

  1. Polyline >> Split Polyline
  2. Polyline >> Buffer Polyline
  3. Polygon >> Eliminate
  4. Polygon >> Fill Holes
  5. Convert >> Polygon to Polyline
  6. Convert >> Polygon to Point
  7. Convert >> Polyline to Polygon
  8. Convert >> Polyline to Point
  9. Convert >> Point to Polyline
  10. Convert >> Point to Polygon
  11. Geoprocessing >> Clip
  12. Geoprocessing >> Batch Clip
  13. Geoprocessing >> Erase
  14. Geoprocessing >> Batch Erase
  15. Geoprocessing >> Merge Layers
  16. Geoprocessing >> Split by Attribute
  17. Geoprocessing >> Split by Location
  18. Geoprocessing >> Transfer Attributes
  19. Miscellaneous >> Create Station Lines (Water Level Lines)

ArcGIS GeoWizard Interface.JPG

3D Analyst ArcGIS 3D Analyst.JPG

The 3D Analysis toolbar is used to perform analysis tasks on raster datasets. For example, cross-sections can be extracted from 3D raster datasets using the ArcGIS 3D analysis extension. This tool is useful for viewing and extracting creek cross-section or water surface elevation longprofile information.

ArcGIS Crosssection Extract 000.JPG
The steps how to do this are outlined in the following webinar: Webinar Link: Extracting Cross-section Data From Raster


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