I often use feature lines for parking lots and ponds. They're great when they work, but they drive me NUTS when they don't - which is a lot of the time. For parking lots and ponds, my feature lines usually close back on themselves. That's when I have trouble breaking the feature line. When I use BREAKFEATURE, I choose two points and this should, in theory, leave a gap in the feature line between those two points. That's not what happens. I end up with a huge gap between the first point I picked and a vertex point 5 or 6 vertices away. It doesn't matter where I pick the breaking points.
I've also tried TRIMFEATURES. I draw lines across the feature line where I would have chosen the breaking points. But the portion that I want to remove is the portion that always remains. It doesn't matter where I select the feature line to be trimmed (inside or outside of the cutting edges).
I think there may something wrong with the feature line itself. Sometimes, if I erase the original and draw a new one, it will trim just fine. But that's such a headache, and it doesn't always work. If I knew what was causing the feature lines to go squirrely, I would aviod it. Unfortunately, it seems like breathing the wrong way can screw up a feature line.
Has anyone else had any luck with opening a closed feature line?
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When breaking a closed feature line, you must select the break points in the same direction the line was drawn.
Civil Engineering Technician / "CAD Manager"
SAN JOSE, CA, USA