Regenerating parcel fabric geometry

This topic applies to ArcGIS for Desktop Standard and ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced only.

The Regenerate Fabric tool Regenerate Fabric can be used in an edit session to regenerate the geometries of fabric feature classes. Only geometries are regenerated; no points are moved.

The tool is located under the Parcel category on the Commands tab on the Customize dialog box. To open the Customize dialog box, click Customize > Customize Mode. Drag and drop the tool onto any toolbar loaded in ArcMap.

If there is a parcel selection present in the map, only the geometries of the selected parcels and their related lines and control points are regenerated. If no parcels are selected, the entire fabric is regenerated. The geometries of all parcel polygons, lines, and control points are regenerated.

When the parcel is regenerated, the geometries of the parcel polygon and parcel lines are re-created. If there are gaps from line points that do not sit directly on top of their adjacent parcel line, the gap is eliminated, and the adjacent parcel line is regenerated to become coincident with any line points. If there are unclosed parcels that are missing buffer geometries, these buffers geometries are regenerated.

Regenerating a control point ensures that its geometry matches its x,y,z attributes and that the Name attribute of the corresponding point feature matches the name of the control point. If the control point does not have a valid name, it is named Auto.OID.0, where OID is the control point's object ID.

Regenerating a parcel is useful when, for example, a connection line has been incorrectly categorized as a boundary line resulting in an incorrect parcel geometry. Once the boundary line is recategorized as a connection line, the Regenerate Fabric tool can be used to generate the correct geometry for the parcel.