Major part of XTools Pro tools can be used in ArcGIS Geoprocessing environment, i.e. they can be run from ArcToolbox or used in the models and scripts.
Data Management tools:
Create FeatureClass/Tableallows creating new feature classes and stand-alone tables in ArcMap without using ArcCatalog. Resulting feature classes can be stored as shapefiles or personal geodatabase feature classes (new personal geodatabase can be created by this tool if required). While creating new layers, any structure of attribute table can be designed, and any properties can be specified for attribute and shape fields.
Create File Geodatabasethe tool is provided for creating new file geodatabases directly in ArcGIS ArcMap without using ArcCatalog.
Create Personal Geodatabasethis tool is provided for creating new empty personal geodatabases directly in ArcGIS ArcMap without using ArcCatalog. The tool functionality is similar to ArcGIS ArcCatalog "Create new personal geodatabase" functionality.
Delete Datasetthis tool is aimed to deleting of ArcGIS datasets directly in ArcGIS ArcMap without using ArcCatalog. The tool functionality is similar to ArcGIS ArcCatalog "Delete" functionality. Any of the datasets supported by ArcGIS can be deleted using "Delete Dataset" tool.
Change Datasourcesallows fixing broken or changed links to data sources in the map documents.
Create Random Sampling Pointscreates new randomly spread sampling points, various constraining conditions can be applied.
MultiRename Datasetsrenames multiple datasets at once using various advanced and flexible renaming masks and options.
Transfer/Convert Featuresprovides an easy way to copy selected spatial features from one layer and paste them into another layer. This command cannot be used to build features that are more complex than the source features. This means that you cannot use this command to build Polylines from Points, Polygons from Polylines or Points, etc. Such operations are beyond the scope of this command.
Convert Multipart Shapes to Single Partsconverts selected multipart shapes to single part shapes and stores them in a new shapefile. If no shapes are currently selected, all shapes in layer will be processed. Source shapes can be single part, multi-part or mixed in the layer. The output shapefile attribute table will contain the same fields as the input layer attribute table.
This tool requires that there is at least one feature layer in the Data Frame.
Convert Polygons to Polylinesconverts selected polygons to single part polylines and stores them in a new shapefile. If no polygons are currently selected, all polygons in the layer are processed. Source polygons can be single part, multi-part or mixed in the layer. The output polyline attribute table will contain the same fields as one of the input polygons.
Convert Features to Pointsprovides ArcGIS users with capabilities to convert polygon and polyline features to points with customizable options.
Make Polygons from Polylinesconverts selected polyline features of a layer into single part polygon(s), and stores them a new shapefile. If no polylines are currently selected, all the polylines in the layer will be processed. The polylines do not need to be snapped together. Gaps between polylines will be bridged with a straight line. Source polylines can be single part, multi-part or mixed in the layer. Neither the order of the polylines in the Feature Table, nor the order in which the polylines are selected is important.
If polylines from more than one layer will be used to build the polygon, the user will need to assemble the necessary polylines in a separate layer before running this command. A common example of this situation is the necessity to build a polygon from lines borrowed from PLS, Roads, Streams ... layers. If there are gaps between the source polylines that should not be bridged with a straight line, the user should digitize in polylines to fill the gaps prior to running the command. This command differs from the ArcInfo Build command (polygon option) in that only one polygon can be built in a single operation.
Make Polygons from Pointsconverts point features of a point layer to single part polygon(s) and stores them in a new shapefile or personal geodatabase feature class.
This command differs from the Arc/INFO Build command (polygon option) in that only one polygon can be built in a single operation. Also, no intersecting or cleaning is done, so the user must do the equivalent preparatory work (if necessary) prior to using the command in order to get the appropriate results.
Note: Multipoint layers are not supported in this tool!
Make Polylines from Pointsconverts a point layer to polyline(s), and stores them in a new shapefile or personal geodatabase feature class.
This command differs from the Arc/INFO Build command (arc option) in that only one line can be built in a single operation. Also, no intersecting or cleaning is done, so the user must do the equivalent preparatory work (if necessary) in advance of using the command in order to get the desired results.
Convert Graphics to Shapescreates one shapefile for each user-selected shape type (graphics) in the ArcMap Data View. Rectangle, circle and polygon graphics are converted to polygon shapes. Line and polyline graphics are converted to polyline shapes. Point graphics are converted to point shapes.
Shapes to Centroidscreates a new point shape file from the center points (centroids) of the shapes in the input shapefile. A centroid of a shape is the spatial location of its "center of mass". Attribute fields in the input layer are transferred to the output shapefile.
Split Polylinesprovides ArcGIS users with capabilities to split polyline features into separate segments in various customizable ways.
Split Polygonsprovides capabilities for advanced splitting of polygon features.
Smooth Polylinessmoothes input polyline features using Bezier or B-splines.
Split Layer by Attributessplits layers into separate datasets by one or more attributes.
Find Multipart Featuresallows searching for multipart features and optionally selecting found multipart features, zooming to them or adding number of parts to the attribute table.
Create Intersection Pointscreates intersection points (polyline and polygon layers supported).
Erase Featurescreates a new layer by overlaying two feature layers. The polygons of the erase layer define the erasing region. Input layer features that are within the erasing region are removed. The output layer contains only those input layer features that are outside the erasing region.
Input layer features can be polygons, polylines, multipoints or points; erase layer features must be polygons. The output layer features are of the same class as the input layer features. They are clipped to the outer boundary of the erase layer polygons. The attribute table for the output layer contains the same items as the input layer feature attribute table.
Identitycreates a new layer by overlaying two feature layers.
The output layer contains all of the input layer features, and only those portions of the overlay layer features that overlap the input layer. The input layer features can be points, polylines, or polygons. The overlay layer features must be polygons. The output layer features resulting from the overlay are of the same class as the input layer features. The feature tables are also updated. The feature table for the output layer contains all the selected fields from the input and overlay layer feature tables. Selecting only the fields that you need in the output significantly speeds up processing.
Update Polygon Layercreates a new layer by overlaying two feature layers. The features of the overlay layer define the updating extent. UPDATE uses the updating extent in a "cut-and-paste" operation; the overlay layer features replace the area they overlap in the input layer. The result is stored in the output layer. Both the input and overlay layers must be polygons.
UPDATE is one of the three overlay operations available in XTools Pro. ERASE is similar to UPDATE, except that the input layer features which overlap the updating extent are erased instead of updated. ERASE can also be used with polyline and point features.
Calculate Geometrycalculates perimeter and area values (including hectares and acres units) for polygon layers and length for polyline layers.
After some calculation corresponding fields will be added to the attribute table of the selected layer and populated with values. If such fields already exist in the attribute table, their values can be recalculated and rewritten in the table.
The "Calculate" tool allows:
- choosing a polygon or polyline layer to be measured
- changing projection in which the output parameters values will be calculated
- specifying attributes that are to be calculated: length for polyline features; perimeter, area, acres, hectares for polygon features
naming the attributes to be calculated
Note: The functionality of this tool is only available if there is at least one polygon or polyline layer added in the TOC window.
Add X, Y, Z Coordinatesadds X, Y, and Z coordinates to attribute tables of point, polyline and polygon layers.
At that there are options to add Z coordinate for 3D shapes only, specify required coordinate system for output coordinates, and convert angular coordinate units to DMS format.
For point layers this tool adds X or\and Y or\and Z coordinates for all features to the attribute table of this layer.
For polygon layers this tool adds X_Centroid or\and Y_ Centroid or\and Z_ Centroid coordinates for all features to the attribute table of this layer.
For polyline layers this tool adds X or\and Y or\and Z coordinates of the user-defined polyline point for all features to the attribute table of the layer. For polylines coordinates of the FROM, TO, or Center point can be added.Z (or Z_ Centroid) coordinate can be added for 3D shapes only if the corresponding option is selected.
Aggregate Features/Recordswith this tool the user can aggregate features and records on the basis of specified Group By field(s). Various options for the output aggregation geometry type and aggregation function are provided. Results can be stored as a new shapefile, personal geodatabase feature class, stand-alone table or just viewed in ArcMap without saving.
Table Restructureany kind of modifications can be performed for attribute tables with "Table Restructure" tool. That is, the user can add, move, or remove attribute fields and change their properties. For string fields capitalization can be modified. Results can be stored as a new shapefile, personal geodatabase feature class or stand-alone table (if no shape field is presented). The coordinate system can be modified as well. Besides, there are options for concatenating tables and building spatial indexes for shapefiles.
Export Table to MS Excelallows exporting an attribute table into MS Excel application.
This tool starts Excel, creates a "link" between ArcMap and Excel, and copies specified fields and selected rows from an ArcMap Table to an Excel spreadsheet.
In the current version it is possible to save string fields' format during the transferring to Excel. It means that if you have formatted numbers as string values, they will not be automatically converted to Excel number cells. Their formatting will be saved. Exporting to to .xlsx files is also supported.
MultiDelete Fieldsallows deleting multiple attribute fields at a time. This tool gives the user a list of fields to select from and then deletes the selected fields.
WARNING: this command acts directly on the active table, not on a copy. A delete confirmation routine is included, but once confirmed all deletion requests are final.
Table Statisticsanalyses a feature table and calculates statistics for each numeric field. The resulting information is written to a new table created by the tool.
For every field, the table contains the following information: field name, alias, type, width, decimals, whether or not it is editable and visible.
For numeric fields, the table contains the following statistics: sum, count, mean, min, max, range, variance, and standard deviation.
Export Table to Textthis tool allows exporting attribute tables or standalone tables to CSV text files. At that, it is possible to export only selected fields and rows of the table. Exported fields in the resulting text file are delimited with comma.
Export Table to HTMLexports attribute tables to HTML format.
Find Duplicatesallows finding and indexing duplicated features/records in feature classes/tables.
Sort Features/Recordsallows sorting of features/records in feature classes/tables; sorted output is written to a new feature class/table.
Edit with MS Excelallows editing tables in ArcGIS with Microsoft Excel.
Import Edits from MS Excelimports edits made in Excel back to ArcMap, requires open edit session for the edited layer/table.
Create Grid from Contours
these two surface tools allow to generate contour polylines from specified grids and
vice versa without using ArcGIS 3D Analyst or Spatial Analyst. Grid output format can be
ESRI GRID, TIFF, or ERDAS IMAGINE.
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