When you create a new
object using object classification, the new object inherits the
basic properties for its object class with
default values for those properties. You can change the values as
When you query in objects
from a DWG file to a map, any styling information is lost. Since
the points are not styled, you cannot see them in your new map.
To see the signal points, assign a point style to your map.
Once the signals are
visible, you create a signal using the Signals object class.
To assign a point style to your map
- If the ObjectClass.dwg file
you created in the previous exercise is not still open, open it.
Click Open Drawing.
- To assign a point style, at the command
prompt enter ddptype.
- In the Point Style dialog
box, select any point style in the second row. You can use the default
point size settings.
Select a point style
for the signals.
- Click OK.
To create a Signals object
- Zoom in until you can see the signal
- On the Map Explorer tab
of the Task pane, right-click the
Signals object class and click Create Classified Object.
Right-click the appropriate
object class to create an object in that class.
- Click a position on the map for the point.
- Press Enter to create a Signals object.
- Press Esc to end the creation operation.
- To enter properties for the new Signals
object, select the point, right-click it, and click Properties.
Use the Properties palette
to view or change the properties for the new object.
To continue this tutorial,
go to Exercise 2: Edit classified objects.