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kuenzlk
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User Defined Parcel Properties

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04-16-2012 02:15 PM

I'm trying to add user defined properties to parcels, and then apply various styles to control shading of parcels, and to display some or all of the user defined data, as applicable depending on the values of that data.

I have managed to create a user defined category within my [User-Defined Property Classification] and then create categories within that classification.

The problem I'm having is that I want to be able to see those classifications in prospector so that I can sort based on those values, and then batch assign styles.  I can't seem to figure out how to display the classifications.

Has anyone done this? Is it possible? If so how?

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dana.probert
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Re: User Defined Parcel Properties

04-17-2012 09:30 AM in reply to: kuenzlk

I got Infrastructure Design Suite 2013 installed on my desktop machine this AM, so I can finally dig around and try some things.

 

I'm not having any luck getting my UDP to show up in prospector, but you can take advantage of the description, address and tax id (integer) fields.

 

Can you give us some examples of what kinds of properties to are assigning to the parcels and what output you are hoping for (ie reporting, counts, or just style control) and I might be able to work up a blog post with some ideas.

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Re: User Defined Parcel Properties

04-17-2012 10:52 AM in reply to: kuenzlk

You may want to look into autocad Map.  It is what C3D is built on and it can do exacly what you are describing.  The downside is that C3D doesn't work well with it. 

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Re: User Defined Parcel Properties

04-17-2012 10:57 AM in reply to: stacy.dunn

It depends on what he is looking to do, Stacy. Map is really good at theming parcel type data, yes, and I recommend using a Map workflow if he was bringing in shapefile data or other GIS from a county, etc. or analyzing many polygons, or if Map would be better suited for the type of reporting he needs.

 

Maybe he can tell us more about his project and I can give a better recommendation on how to proceed.

 

 

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Re: User Defined Parcel Properties

04-17-2012 11:23 AM in reply to: kuenzlk

Dana,

You are correct as it would depend on need for the particular project.

 

To get the UPDs to show up, you need to assign the classification group to the site.  Right click on the site and choose properties.  The classifications are on the Composition tab.

 

parcel classification.PNG

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Re: User Defined Parcel Properties

04-17-2012 11:25 AM in reply to: stacy.dunn

To show up in Prospector? I can't seem to get that to work for me.

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Re: User Defined Parcel Properties

04-17-2012 11:32 AM in reply to: kuenzlk

yep.  I had to refresh a couple of times to get it to show up though.

 

 

PROPS.PNG

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Re: User Defined Parcel Properties

04-17-2012 11:33 AM in reply to: stacy.dunn

Nice!

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kuenzlk
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Re: User Defined Parcel Properties

04-18-2012 07:12 AM in reply to: kuenzlk

Thanks everyone, that worked perfect.

 

And to answer earlier questions on my post,  we are just using the UDP to store information like, Title Number, Owner(s) names, Legal Description, etc.  We don't need to do any analysis,  I'm just experimenting with it as a different way of having control over how the data is represented depending on the task at hand.

 

We wanted to keep it in C3D for two reasons.  Ultimately the mapping we are doing is going to be refined to survey tolerances and legal plans are going to be developed.  Secondly, we haven't had a lot of time to become comfortable with Map, so we are limited to the few map funcitons available within C3D.

 

Thank-you all for your help.

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Re: User Defined Parcel Properties

04-19-2012 12:15 AM in reply to: kuenzlk

There are STILL problems that C3D can easily lose all that info if you need to edit your Parcels in any way.  Parcels really need to be re-designed, probably with something similar to Map centroids, or maybe a two-phase edit process, so this data doesn't get lost.  So I recommend caution in using this approach.

Sinc
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