I have just started using Tb Client 2011 on Windows.
I found the symbology provisions in TB to be intuitive. Nevertheless i have the following concerns:
a) Is there a tool using which i can preview the complex line styles (created using XML) at the time of composing the XML file?
b) For applying Enhanced Visualisation Styles, i came to know that the dataset needs to be added using 'Data Connect>>Topobase Connection > Choose Featureclass and mention Add to Map with Enhanced Styles.
Why is this restriction added?
I currently load the Workspace and use the Display Manager >> Open document with default syling to load the featureclasses.
In the document (i.e datamodel) i have 60 - 70 featureclasses out of which i need enhanced stylisation only for 10.
Can i load the Default Display(which loads all the 70 featureclasses) and then remove the ten featureclasses for which i require enhanced styling and then once again the same using Data>>Connect to Data>> Topobase Data Source >>Identify and identify the 10 featureclasses. Is this a suggested approach?
Pls guide me
Govindarajan GIS Consultant
with regards to your second question - please have a look at TB documentation. You will find that your approach is exactly what the documentation suggests as well:
"You create a display model either by modifying the default model, or by using the Display Manager to style the feature layers from scratch. "
(Administrator Guides > Topobase Administrator Guide > Working with Display Models >
Creating Display Models )
The documentation is available online:
I'm not aware of a tool which creates a preview for complex line styles.
Best Regards, Rob