List of geometric effects(ArcInfo and ArcEditor only)

Release 9.3

Click on the links to see a detailed description of each paramter for the geometric effect.
 Input geometry Output geometry Geometric effect Description Example Point Line Radial from point Creates a dynamic line of a specified length and angle originating from a point feature Polygon Buffer Creates a dynamic polygon with a specified diameter around a point feature Polygon Regular polygon Creates a dynamic polygon around a point feature with a specified number of edges. All edges are equal in length and all angles are equal. Line Line Add control points Dynamically adds representation control points to a line feature to dictate the placement of marker placement styles or geometric effects that use a template Line Cut Creates a dynamic line that is shorter on one or both ends than a line feature Line Dashes Creates dynamic multipart line geometry from a line feature based on a template Line Move Creates a dynamic line offset a specified distance in x and y ; often used to mimic a drop shadow Line Offset Creates a dynamic line offset at a specified distance perpendicularly from a line feature Line Reverse Flips the dynamic output of another geometric effect Line Rotate Creates a dynamic line rotated a specified angle from a line feature Line Scale Creates a dynamic line scaled by a specified factor from a line feature. Vertices are moved in relation to the center point of the feature envelope. Values greater than 1 move vertices away from the center point; values between 0 and 1 move vertices toward the center point; a zero value creates a null dynamic line; values less than zero draw an inverse dynamic line where the vertices have crossed to the other side of the center point. Line Simplify Creates a dynamic generalized line from a line feature using the Douglas-Peucker algorithm Line Smooth Creates a dynamic bezier curve from a line feature by setting a flat tolerance Line Wave Creates a dynamic line along a line feature with a repeating wave pattern that is either sinusoidal, square, triangular, or irregular Polygon Buffer Creates a dynamic polygon with a specified diameter around a line feature Polygon Enclosing polygon Creates a dynamic polygon from the spatial extent of a line feature Polygon Tapered polygon Creates a dynamic polygon along a line feature, whose width varies by two specified amounts along its length, as defined by a percentage of the line feature's length Polygon Line Cut Creates a dynamic line that is shorter on one or both ends than the outline of a polygon feature Line Dashes Creates dynamic multipart line geometry from the outline of a polygon feature based on a template Polygon Add control points Dynamically adds representation control points to the outline of a polygon feature to dictate the placement of marker placement styles or geometric effects that use a template Polygon Buffer Creates a dynamic polygon with a specified distance around the outline of a polygon feature Polygon Donut Creates a dynamic polygon ring of a specified width in relation to the outline of a polygon feature Polygon Enclosing polygon Creates a dynamic polygon from the spatial extent of a polygon feature Polygon Move Creates a dynamic polygon whose outline is offset a specified distance in x and y from the outline of a polygon feature; often used to mimic a drop shadow Polygon Offset Creates a dynamic polygon whose outline is offset a specified distance from the outline of a polygon feature Polygon Rotate Creates a dynamic polygon rotated a specified angle from a polygon feature Polygon Scale Creates a dynamic polygon scaled by a specified factor from a polygon feature. Vertices are moved in relation to the center point of the feature envelope. Values greater than 1 move vertices away from the center point; values between 0 and 1 move vertices toward the center point; a zero value creates a null dynamic polygon; values less than zero draw an inverse dynamic polygon where the vertices have crossed to the other side of the center point. Polygon Simplify Creates a dynamic generalized line from the outline of a polygon feature using the Douglas-Peucker algorithm Polygon Smooth Creates a dynamic generalized line from the outline of a polygon feature by setting a flat tolerance Polygon Wave Creates a dynamic polygon outline along a polygon feature's outline with a repeating wave pattern that is either sinusoidal, square, triangular, or irregular

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