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Bulk import SVGs to Shape Markers and add to .stylx?

09-30-2021 09:13 AM
New Contributor II

[cross post from the ArcGIS Pro community - apologies for any duplication!]

Hi all!

I have a symbol dictionary that I would like to import to Pro and create a shareable .stylx file. I have all 2,325 symbols (wayyy too many to do manually!) as individual SVG files, and I've been trying for hours to find a way to bulk import these, instead of doing it manually. This post seemed promising for a while, but then I realized that it required the actual symbol to be in Pro already.

Does anyone have any experience doing something like this? Or do you know of a way to do this through ArcPy or something similar? I think that part of the complicating factor is because SVGs become CIMSymbols (?), but I haven't been able to find anything about conversion.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!!

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Occasional Contributor II

Hi Caleb,

I have found a Add-In on GitHUB and it works perfect! Used it in ArcGIS Pro 2.8.3


1. Download and unzip (keep dir name as downloaded 'military-features-data-dev' otherwise the add in does not work);

Follow the instructions. 

- I just copied my svg files and sub folders to the stated folder.

- use the the csv file that is mentioned as template to build up your own csv in excel. make sure it is comma delimited

- you can copy this csv file into the stated folder, no problem if there are more csv files because with the add in you will choose this one.



P.S. I have a short holiday, so I will not read or reply before November 1


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