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tmgovind
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Enhanced Styles in Topobase 2011

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07-07-2010 11:47 PM

Dear all

 

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

 

Thanks

 

Govindarajan GIS Consultant

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robert.fritz
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Re: Enhanced Styles in Topobase 2011

07-12-2010 02:11 AM in reply to: tmgovind

Hi Govindarajan,

 

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:

 

http://docs.autodesk.com/TOPOBSCLNT/2010/ENU/Autodesk%20Topobase%202010%20User%20Documentation/index...


I'm not aware of a tool which creates a preview for complex line styles.

 

Best Regards, Rob

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tmgovind
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Re: Enhanced Styles in Topobase 2011

07-12-2010 05:17 AM in reply to: tmgovind

Dear Rob

 

Thanks for ur suggestions. Will refer to the link mentioned in ur response

 

Thanks Again

 

Govind

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