Modifying an Object Class Definition
Concept Procedure Quick Reference
 
 
 
Note To modify an object class definition, you must have Alter Object Class privileges.

To modify an object class definition

  1. Open a drawing that contains an object classified with the object class you want to modify.

    To add properties to the object class definition, the sample object must have the properties you want to add to the object class definition.

  2. If an object classification file is not attached, enter attachdef at the command prompt and attach the file.
  3. On the Map Explorer tab of the Task Pane, right-click the object class whose definition you want to modify. Click Define Object Class.
  4. Select the sample object. This object must be classified with the object class you want to modify.
  5. In the Define Object Classification dialog box, modify properties.
    • You cannot change the object type used for the feature.
    • On the Properties List tab, select or clear properties you want to include in the definition. For each new property, enter a default value and a range of possible values.

      To specify a line weight, enter the decimal value as an integer. For example, to specify a line weight of 0.13, enter 13.

    • On the Class Settings tab, specify the icon to display for the feature and whether the data appears on the Map Explorer tab of the Task Pane.