Exercise 3: Style a feature

Change the appearance of the roads.

To style the roads

  1. In Display Manager, select the layer labeled Roads and click Style in the menu area.

    Select the Roads layer and click Style.

    The Style Editor window is displayed over your map.

  2. In the Style Editor window, click for Style and select a thickness, color, and pattern for the roads. Click OK.

    Select a thickness, color, and pattern for the lines in the Style Line dialog box.

  3. Click the X at the top of the Style Editor window to close it.
  4. Save your work.
    • Click Save.
    • Specify a name and location for your map.

      Notice that map files use the file extension .dwg, just as AutoCAD drawings do. Both file types use the same basic file format.

    • Click Save.

You can also create a composite style for line features, combining multiple line styles for a more realistic appearance.

View a Demonstration

Click the arrow button in the picture to see how to create a composite style for lines: