Arc to Illy lines look great! Until new linestlye assignment...
Posted 09 July 2010 - 06:48 PM
(PS--this is on the heels of my exploration of the Join/Concantenate options, which I'll be forced to use if no better solution arises)
Posted 09 July 2010 - 06:52 PM
If the lines are joined then look at your line settings to see what the miter limit is and if the elbows are smooth/round or hard corners. Playing with these setting might also help.
Posted 09 July 2010 - 10:18 PM
Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:26 AM
Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:42 AM
There are at least two other ways you can avoid it and do your data to be more integrated:
use dissolve in gis using any proper tabular value your data have to use it (commonly road number, category, etc.)
Concatenate plugin - http://rj-graffix.co...re/plugins.html
Hope it helps,
Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:10 AM
This is exactly right! Rounding the Illy line made the difference. Thank you!
Keep in mind that this is just a band aid solution, it covers the segment gaps with the round line ends. The lines will still be broken into many little segments making editing and line smoothing very difficult. If you need to do any work with these lines, selecting by line type or name you'll be much happier if you find a way to join them first. Gregory mentions the concatenate plugin above. This plugin works pretty well, but if I remember correctly it's a bit slow and frustrating to use. If you have the ability to join by line name or type in Arc first do it that way, you'll be much happier.
Posted 12 July 2010 - 11:44 AM
Keep in mind that this is just a band aid solution, it covers the segment gaps with the round line ends.
Exactly. There are also good reasons to avoid using round end lines in drawing apps. If you're doing a street map, and if the T-junctions in your data are exact, then wide strokes with round ends will often result in what looks like a slight overshoot line. It's even worse if you're doing double lined roads -- complex interchanges become a nightmare. Having said that, it's still possible to create very good maps using round-end lines ( the Canadian CCCMaps come to mind), but it requires extra skill and patience.
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