Build (Coverage)

This tool only works with an ArcInfo license and will only be available in ArcToolbox if you have installed ArcInfo Workstation.

Creates or updates feature attribute tables and polygon topology. Build is also used to synchronize polygon User-IDs with label point User-IDs.

Learn more about how Build works


Usage tips

Syntax

Build_arc (in_cover, feature_type, anno_subclass)
Parameter Explanation Datatype
Input Coverage (Required)

The coverage to be built.

Coverage
Feature Type (Required)

The feature class to be built.

  • POINT—Creates a PAT for label points. This is the default option.
  • LINE—Creates an AAT for arcs.
  • POLY—Creates a PAT and defines polygon topology.
  • NODE—Creates an NAT for nodes.
  • ANNO—Creates a TAT for the Annotation Subclass.

String
Annotation Subclass (Optional)

The name of the Annotation Subclass to be built.

String
Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters

Script Example

import arcgisscripting
gp = arcgisscripting.create()

gp.workspace = "c:/workspace"
gp.toolbox = "arc"
gp.build("roads", "line")

See Also

  • Clean (Coverage)
  • Create Labels (Coverage)
  • Renumber Nodes (Coverage)