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Creating a Buffer on a Boundary

Article ID: 2202
Last updated: 06 Feb, 2019
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This document will walk through how to create an editable buffer on a boundary.

  1. Create New Map of the Boundary layer
  2. Go to File -> New -> Generic Layer
  3. Under Special Tools on the right side, select Copy from Layer
    1. Click Next on the preview window. Next again. Finish.
  4. Under Special Tools, select Create Polygons Along Edge
    1. Click Next on the preview window. Click Finish.
  5. The Define Polygons Along Object Edge window will open

  1. Click Add polygon
  2. You will have the option to create a polygon on the Inside or Outside of the field edge.
  3. Set the Polygon Width
  4. Add/delete multiple polygons
  5. To activate polygon, click on the field boundary edge.
  6. Drag the red arrows to decide where you want your polygon to be along the edge.
  7. Click OK when finished

6. Under Select Types click Select Objects and under Action Tools have it on Select and Select Point

7. Highlight the buffer

8. Click Divide by Selection

9. Highlight the buffer again and click Delete Selection

10. Save the layer and close the editor

To use this layer in a Prescription, follow the steps below.

1. Create a New Map of the Generic layer just created

2. Change the Attribute displayed to Feature ID

3. Go to File -> New -> Prescription Layer

4. The Reference Layer should display your Field Boundary with the Buffer.

a. Click Next. Select your Operation, Rate Attribute Type and Units. Click Next.

b. Add the number of ranges you wish to have in your prescription, and click Next.

c. Assign the Rates to your polygons.

For more information on creating a prescription, refer to the following document:

Content last reviewed on: 2/6/2019
Reviewed by: KMN