Create New Point / Text Features

After selecting the Create Point/ Text Feature tool on the Digitizer(Create)Toolbar or from the right-click Digitizer popup menu option found under the Create Point/Text Features sub menu, place the point feature by left clicking at the desired location of the point. Cancel creation of the new point at any time by pressing the Escape key.

The Create New Point/Text Feature tool may also be used in the 3D Viewer to add points at existing vertices, or snapped to the terrain. For more information see Create New Feature in 3D with Vertex and Terrain Snapping.

Use the Create New Point Feature at Specified Position option to create a new point feature at a manually specified location. When selected, a dialog appears allowing the user to enter the location for the new point feature in either latitude/longitude coordinates or coordinates in the current view projection.

Once the point is placed, the Modify Feature Info dialog will appear allowing the user to setup the label, classification, drawing style, and attribution for the new point feature. See Editing Feature Attributes and Drawing Styles for more details.

Once completed, the Digitizer Tool will remain in the point creation mode, simply left-click to place another point, or right-click to choose a different mode.

The user can also create new point features from the centroids of selected area features or from the vertices of selected line and area features by selecting one or more areas or lines, and then right-clicking and selecting the appropriate option under the Advanced Feature Creation Options menu.