Changing Patch Shape (ArcGIS Pro 2.8)

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07-06-2021 03:45 PM
Angus_Hunt
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Hi there,

I'm trying to change the patch type of legend elements that represent polygon features in an ArcGIS Pro (2.8) project. However, using the patch shape selector has not effect. Searching up about this functionality shows that back in 2016 and 2017 there wasn't any functionality for this. Is this still the case?

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Supposedly, the patch shape has been altered.

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As shown in the legend, this is not the case.

 

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DanPatterson
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i could change the patch shape one at a time

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JayantaPoddar
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Check this out

Return to primary symbology page

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Change the patch shape from the drop-down as shown below.

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This will change the shape not only in the Contents pane, but also in the Legends.



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Angus_Hunt
New Contributor III

Thanks Jayanta, but I need the primary symbology for the layer to be classed by unique values. The screenshots from before were from trying to manually change the symbol of certain classes, without success.

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Ideally, all of these symbols would be circular.

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JayantaPoddar
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The only way it works with unique values symbology (apart from changing them individually), is to select the patch shape first (soon after changing the primary symbology to unique values).

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Then select the field 1 or Add all values

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You could check with the Esri Technical Support, why the Patch shape doesn't change (gets applied) when accessed from "Format All Symbols" option.

 



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Angus_Hunt
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Many thanks, Jayanta! This is a great timesaver.

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DanPatterson
MVP Esteemed Contributor

i could change the patch shape one at a time

legend.png


... sort of retired...
Angus_Hunt
New Contributor III

Thanks, Dan! The little highlighted dropdown arrow in your image was the giveaway that I needed. I am not sure whether using the shape selector in the 'properties' > 'layers' options of legend items is supposed to do anything, but I'm glad that at least this way works.

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DanPatterson
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little drop down arrows should flash ;)

 


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