Vertices - the vertices of all polylines will be converted to points. If the
"Remove duplicate points" option is selected the duplicate points created from
the nodes of two polylines sharing a common node will be represented by one point. Note
that if this option is used the attempt to convert back these points to polylines will
produce incorrect result.
Nodes - only the nodes of each polyline will be exported.
Middle points - only the middle point of each polyline will be exported.
Remove Duplicate Points - the duplicate points created from the
vertices of two adjacent polygons will be represented by one point. Note
that if this option is used the attempt to convert back these points to
polygons will produce incorrect result
Calculate point Position along boundaries
If used the [ET_Order] field will be populated with the
relative location of the vertex (0 to 1) from the start of the
If not used, the [ET_Order] field will be populated with the
order of the vertex in the polyline (from 0 to number of vertices)
Preserve Z(M) available only if the input feature class is of
PolygonZ(M) type. If selected, the result will be of PointZ(M) type,
otherwise the result will be of plain points (no Z or M values)
New point feature class
All the original attributes of the polylines are transferred to the point attribute table
New fields are added to the point attribute table
[ET_ID] - the FID of original polylines. The values can be used to link the points back
to the polylines.
[ET_IDP] - this is a unique number identifying each
part of the polylines. If a polyline with FID = 356 has 3 parts, the corresponding points
will have values in this fields 356_0, 356_1 and 356_2.
[ET_X] - the X coordinates of the resulting points
[ET_Y] - the Y coordinates of the resulting points
If the conversion option is "Vertices" or "Nodes" an Order field is added
[ET_Order] - the position of the point along the polyline . The
value can be from 0 to 1 (if the Calculate point Position option is
used) or from 0 to number of vertices (if not). The value of this attribute
can be used if the polyline have to be recreated from these points.
If the "Assign angle attribute" option is used an angle field is added
[ET_Angle] - the angle of the polyline in this point.
See above for the use of the "Remove duplicate points" option
If the "Assign angle attribute" option is used, the points symbols can be
rotated and in such a way can represent the direction of the polylines. See the example