Edit features

Editing is performed with tools that appear on the ribbon, on editing toolbars, and in panes. Commands on the context menu appear for specific tools, allowing them to perform a variety of related edits.

The following sections are a quick tour of the editing user interfaces.

Edit tab

On the Edit tab, named groups contain related tools and commands that are essential to common editing workflows.

For information on the Orthomosaic group, see Edit orthomosaics.


In the Clipboard group, Cut Cut, Copy Copy, and Paste Paste copy features to the clipboard and paste them to the same layer or a different layer.

Manage Edits

In the Manage Edits group, you can view editing permissions for layers in your workspace. There are no buttons to start or stop an edit session. An edit session automatically starts when you modify existing data or create data. Saving or discarding your edits automatically stops the edit session. The Status Editing Status reports editing permissions and source information for layers in your workspace.


In the Snapping group, you can set your snapping preferences. These controls are also available in a pop-up menu on the status bar at the bottom of the current map.


In the Features group, you can delete selected features in the current map, and open editing task panes for creating or modifying features and managing feature templates.

Create Features

The Create Features button Create Features opens the task pane containing feature templates and related construction tools for layers in the current map.

Modify Features

The Modify Features pane Modify Features contains the full collection of editing tools that modify features. On the My Tools tab, you can create a customized collection of tools for quick access.


In the Selection group, you can set the active selection method, run a selection tool, clear a selection, and open the Attributes pane.


Attributes Attributes opens the task pane, where you view feature attributes.

The Attachments tab and toolbar appear in the Attributes pane when you select a feature with file attachments enabled. You cannot add attachments in Drone2Map, but you may view them on features with attachments.

Editing toolbars and context menus

Editing toolbars and context menus appear when you run a particular tool, and they contain additional tools and commands for completing the workflow. To cancel or close a context menu, click anywhere in a map or a scene away from selectable features, or press the Esc key.

General editing context menu

A context menu containing general editing tools appears when you select a feature and right-click the current map or scene. If you do not select a feature, tools that require a selection are disabled. Multipatch and 3D tools appear on the menu when a map or scene contains z-enabled features.