Access All Editing Tabs When Editing Multiple Symbols

Idea created by zroy@woodardcurran.com on Jan 17, 2019
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    • bhemmer_usfs
    • zroy@woodardcurran.com
    • dmatranga
    • tpcolson
    • andrew.barker@arup.com
    • BBlagojevic
    • bswade

    Context menus/tabs should not differ when editing a single symbol and when editing multiple symbols in the same feature class.

     

    What I think

    When developing symbology, it is often useful to be able to edit many symbols at once. The ability too do so increases efficiency, and ensures consistency in the symbology being developed. While developing symbology, it can be deasy to overpopulate the 'styles' workspace with un-finalized versions of various symbols. For this reason, saving to a symbol to a style is not the preferred method.

     

    The Menus

    In ArcMap 10.X, the symbol editor was identical when you were editing 1 symbol, and when you were editing multiple symbols. In ArcGIS Pro, when you are editing 1 symbol you have access to the Symbol Tab, the Layers Tab, and the Structure Tab. However, when you are editing multiple symbols (via 'Symbology' pane> 'More' drop down> 'Symbols'> 'Format all symbols') you only have access to the Symbol Tab.

     

    Current Setup

    When Editing a Single Symbol (Unique Values)

    Symbology pane when editing a single symbol in ArcGIS Pro 2.0.1 (polyline symbol as example).

    Available Options
    Feature TypeSymbol Tab OptionsLayers Tab OptionsStructure Tab Options
    Point

    Scale Based Sizing

    Appearance

    Halo

    Appearance (for each Symbol Layer)

    Position (for each Symbol Layer)

    Rotation (for each Symbol Layer)

    Offset distance (for each Symbol Layer)

    Symbol

    Layers

    Polyline

    Scale Based Sizing

    Appearance

    Line Width

    Appearance (for each Symbol Layer)

    Offset effect (for each Symbol Layer)

    Dash effect (for each Symbol Layer)

    Caps & Join (for each Symbol Layer)

    Symbol

    Layers

    Polygon

    Scale Based Sizing

    Appearance

    Appearance (for each Symbol Layer)

    Offset effect (for each Symbol Layer)

    Dash effect (for each Symbol Layer)

    Caps & Join (for each Symbol Layer)

    Pattern (for each Hatched, Gradient, and Picture Symbol Layer)

    Symbol

    Layers

     

    When Editing Multiple Symbols (Unique Values)

    Symbology pane when editing multiple symbols in ArcGIS Pro 2.0.1 (polyline symbol as example).

    Available Options
    Feature TypeSymbol Tab Options
    Point

    Scale Based Sizing

    Appearance

    Halo

    Polyline

    Scale Based Sizing

    Appearance

    Line Width

    Polygon

    Scale Based Sizing

    Appearance