The To Boundary tools is found in the TOOLS tab when drawn lines are selected. The To Boundary tool is used to merge multiple line items into a single boundary item.
Note: The To Boundary Tool pairs well with the Split tool when you need to Update a Boundary.
Quick Usage Guide
- In the Viewport, select the lines you wish to merge.
- Ensure the endpoints of the lines that you wish to merge overlap or are "snapped" to each other.
- Select both lines and go to the TOOLS tab.
- Merge the lines into a boundary using the To Boundary tool.
Using the To Boundary Tool
- The To Boundary tool only works when multiple line items—that are touching at the end points—are selected.
- Select the Polyline tool to start your drawing.
- Left-click on the end point of an already drawn line (a purple circle appears showing that you will "snap" to that point).
- Draw a line around the area of where you want your boundary to be.
- Finish your drawn line at the other end point of another drawn line (again, a purple circle appears to "snap" to that point).
- Select both drawn lines (hold Ctrl and left-click on both drawn items) and go to the TOOLS tab.
- Click To Boundary.
- The lines are merged together and create a single boundary item.
Tips and Tricks
- See our Split tool article to learn how to separate the boundary for further additions or changes.
- You can also see the entire process of using both the To Boundary and Split tools in a workflow for Updating a Boundary