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    Graham McCulloch
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    Default How to add new points to new point shapefile in arcinfo10

    Hi, I've spent ages trying to find out how to add new points to a point shapefile I've created. Whenever I start an editing session and choose my point shapefile as the file to be edited, the Create Features window opens without that shapefile in it. There are other polyline and polygon shapefiles there that I already created but not the new point one. I'm just trying to add a handful of points to mark where objects are in the field. What am I doing wrong here?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: How to add new points to new point shapefile in arcinfo10

    I have had that happen to me and I ended up recreating the shapefile. How are you creating the shapefile? Is the shapefile in its own folder? If its not, move it in to its own.

    Bob
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    Default Re: How to add new points to new point shapefile in arcinfo10

    Hi,

    If you are using ArcGIS 10 editing environment with feature templates, maybe you'd find this post useful.

    http://blogs.esri.com/Support/blogs/...shapefile.aspx

    It is a possible reason, but let us know if it does not help you.

    Could you provide the sequence of actions you are performing when starting editing a shapefile? Can you create an empty map document, add this shapefile either via Catalog window or by using the Add Data tool?

    You might check the consistency of the shapefile - it can be corrupted as well.
    http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesk...0000042000000/
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    Robert Reabe
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    Default Re: How to add new points to new point shapefile in arcinfo10

    I've been able to duplicate this, where the shapefile does not show in the Create Feature window when you start editing. By moving the shapefile in to its own folder and then bring it back into the MXD it then shows up in the Create Feature window and is able to be edited. It sounds like a bug.

    Bob

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    Default Re: How to add new points to new point shapefile in arcinfo10

    Bob, that worked. I created a new folder in Catalog, put the new shapefile into the folder, then opened the folder and dragged the shapefile into the map. My point shapefile now contains points.

    Thank you.
    Graham

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    Default Re: How to add new points to new point shapefile in arcinfo10

    Thanks for your reply. I tried Bob's suggestion of creating a new folder and putting the shapefile in the folder, and that worked.

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