Insert Line Segment Command

D_InsertLineSegment_600ppi   Insert Line Segment

Command Licensing and Default Menu Location

  • The Insert Line Segment command is part of the RPS Data Prep Toolbox
  • The command is located on the Data Prep macros menu ribbon
  • The command is located in the Create / Edit menu group

Command Description

A simple editing tool to add additional segments into an existing linestring. Simply click where you require additional nodes and the linestring selected updates by adding additional segments into the existing linestring. You can use the command to extend lines in either direction as well as to add in additional nodes within the line. This is a useful tool to improve lines digitized during takeoff, or to fix up exploded TIN models through breakline edits and extensions.

Latest Updates

September 21 2022
The command has been updated with new Header Row command links. In our continued efforts to make “Work Process Tools” that allow you to run a command and have quick easy access to other TBC functions that are needed while running that command, allowing you to quickly jump between TBC commands to get the job done faster. We added the following commands to the header row

  • Help
  • RPS Settings
  • Break
  • Smart Join
  • Delete
  • Delete Line Segment
  • Takeoff Lines

Command Interface Description

The Insert Line Segment command dialog looks as follows

Select the linestring into which you want to insert additional line segments

Click where you want to add additional nodes into the existing line. The two end points of the existing line segment will be held fixed, and the new node will split the existing segment into two parts joined at the new node location.

If you want to enter an elevation for any node that you create, you can enter it here. If you wish all the nodes to have the same elevation, highlight the small arrow to the right end of the Elevation field by clicking on it (the button turns orange when it is made “sticky”)

Does not do anything today as the insertion of line segments happens automatically on each click

Closes the command without further execution.

Video Demonstration

The following video shows how to utilize the Insert Line Segment command

Use Case Videos

The following videos show the use of the Insert Line Segment command in a work process context

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