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The Poly-Split tool splits polygon or polyline objects into their component point, line, or region objects.
This is a very specialized tool used for spatial layer development. A typical use of this tool would be to disaggregate complex regions that may contain more than one polygon, or to separate a polyline into its individual nodes.
Points: Splits regions into the points or nodes that make up that region. Each point becomes a record in the output.
Regions: Splits regions into its individual component polygons. Each individual polygon becomes a record in the output.
Detailed Regions: Splits regions into its individual component polygons and any holes in a polygon are also output as polygons. An additional field, Split_IsHole will also be output. See below.
The Poly-Split tool outputs two fields in addition to fields already in the data stream:
Split_SpatialObject: This is the resulting split polygon object.
Split_IsHole: This is a boolean field, either true or false. True indicates the Split_SpatialObject is a hole. It may be useful to add a Filter tool after the Poly-Split with the expression : not [Split_IsHole] to eliminate holes being attributed to records in the file. This field is only output when Detailed Regions is selected.
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For information regarding Input, Output, Annotation and Error Properties, see Tool Properties.