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how to manage symbol properties of a style in a attributive way

Question asked by M_Arc_O_Map on Mar 14, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2017 by M_Arc_O_Map

We store all our geologic symbols in a esri style with about 3000 symbols for lines, polygons and points. We often have to change the backgound fill color for only a selection of 1000 symbols. Or change all colors of the symbols in the style from cmyk to rgb. Its hard to do this by hand. We can get a deeper insight of the symbols in the style- file when changing the style to a *.mdb access-db. But the symbol attributes are still hidden in a BLOB we cannot read. There must be a way to manage multiple symbol-attributes in a smarter way instead of opening each symbol and do the changes over and over. 

 

So there are the folowing questions:

1. Is there a way to manage the symbol attributes in a database or tabel view?

2. is there an add-in or programm reading and/or writing style-files?

3. any company or institution who has a soulution for this?

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