Feature Object Display Options

The Display Options command in the Feature Objects menu can be used to control the display of coverages and feature objects. The options that appear in the Display Options dialog depend on the type of the active coverage.

General Options

The objects on the left of the dialog are common to all coverages, regardless of the coverage type, and are always available in the Display Options dialogs. The options on the right of the dialog depend on the coverage type. The general options are as follows:

ID

If this option is selected, the ID of each of the feature objects is displayed next to the object. The graphical attributes of the text used to display the IDs are edited using the fields on the right side of the dialog.

Labels

If this option is selected, the name of points is displayed next to the object. The graphical attributes of the text used to display the Labels are edited using the fields on the right side of the dialog.

Points

This option is used to display points. The graphical attributes of the points (symbol, color, size, etc.) depend on the coverage type and are edited using the fields on the right side of the dialog.

Nodes

This option is used to display nodes. The graphical attributes of the nodes (symbol, color, size, etc.) depend on the coverage type and are edited using the fields on the right side of the dialog.

Vertices

This option is used to display the vertices of arcs. A small dot is placed on the arcs at the location of each of the vertices. The color of the vertices is the same as the color of the arcs.

Arcs

This option is used to display arcs. The graphical attributes of the arcs (color, line style, thickness, etc.) depend on the coverage type and are edited using the fields on the right side of the dialog.

Polygons

If this option is selected, polygons are displayed filled. The graphical attributes of the polygons (fill color) depend on the coverage type and are edited using the fields on the right side of the dialog.  The Polygon fill can also be specified as an attribute.

Transparency can also be set on the polygon fill using the edit box below the option.

 

Legend

The Legend item can be used to display a legend listing each of the feature object types being displayed and showing what graphical attributes (symbol, line style, fill color and pattern) are being used to display each type.

Grid Frame

This option is used to toggle the display of the Grid Frame.

Show Inactive Coverage

When several coverages are present, the display of coverages can become confusing. You can choose to not display inactive coverages or change the color attributes on inactive coverages

Each of the feature objects in a coverage has a set of display options (color, line style, etc.) that can be edited in the Display Options dialog. However, these colors are only used to display the objects in the active coverage. All of the objects in the inactive coverages are displayed using either Coverage colors or the Inactive coverage color depending on the selected option.

Arc Direction Arrow

This option controls the display of an arrow which shows the arc direction. The pixel length of the arrow can be specified.

Calibration Display Options

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