2.7 Split Line
Level of expertise required for this Chapter: Beginner; general Map Maker training
A line might have to be split for different reasons:
A line is too long
Creating a buffer around a line does not show the correct result (see Chapter 3.1)
Procedure, also called ‘cutting’:
1. The layer with the line has to be in live layer: From Program manager window: Add layer > …. > (if it has an attached database, also: Data link > Database > Choose database > ……) > Copy layer to live layer) > OK.
2. Split the line: Right-mouse > Edit > Cutter (or from left side panel: Cutter) > Move the cursor close to the splitting point at the left > click > move it across the line > click > right-mouse > OK.
If a new line is to be joined at this intersection, be sure to snap it: When editing the vertex, right-click > Action > Snap to nearest vertex.
Don’t forget to save the live layer (Main menu > Edit > Save live layer).