The Editor widget allows you to add custom Note features to your project or edit the geometries of features in the project layers of the ArcGIS GeoBIM app.
The project layers are Documents, Issues, BIM Projects, Schedules and Notes layers (Location Notes, Line Notes, and Area Notes). Project layers are stored in the ArcGIS GeoBIM project and shared by all apps in the project. Any changes made to these layers in an app are applied to the entire ArcGIS GeoBIM project.
Access the Editor
The Editor is available in the ArcGIS GeoBIM app in the Explorer group. To open the widget, click the Editor button in the upper left of the sidebar. You must have edit permissions to use the Editor to add Notes features or edit the geometries of the other Project layers.
Editing the Notes layers
Use the Editor to add features to Notes layers, delete features from Notes layers, or edit any existing features in the Notes layers. Notes consists of three different layers based on the geometry type:
- Location Notes (point)
- Line Notes (polyline)
- Area Notes (polygon)
Editing Project layer geometry
The Editor can modify the geometries of existing features in the other Project layers (Documents, Issues, BIM Projects, and Schedules). Features cannot be added or removed from these layers using the Editor, and attributes cannot be modified. No layers except the Project layers can be edited using the Editor. To modify the geometry of a feature, open the Editor and select the desired feature to modify. Controls appear on the map that allow you to edit the geometries of the selected Project layer feature, and snapping options are available to make precise edits easier.
The "Select a feature to edit it" dialog still displays on the Editor when a non-ArcGIS GeoBIM feature is selected in the Map widget.
Remove edits from project layers
To remove edits from Documents, Issues, and BIM Projects layers, rerun the ArcGIS GeoBIM tool that was used to create the layer. For more information, see Configure ArcGIS GeoBIM tools.
To remove edits from the Documents layer, rerun the Locate Engineering Documents tool with the applicable settings and Force Sync enabled. To store edits made to the Documents layer, run the Locate Engineering Documents tool with the Force Sync setting disabled.
To remove edits from the Issues layer, rerun the Locate Issues tool with the applicable settings and Force Sync enabled. To store edits made to the Issues layer, run the Locate Issues tool with the Force Sync setting disabled.
BIM Projects layer
To remove edits from the BIM Projects layer, rerun the Create BIM Project Boundaries tool with the applicable settings. Running the Create BIM Project Boundaries tool overwrites edits made to the BIM Projects layer. However, the tool uses the edits in the Documents or Issues layers when creating a new project boundary.
Schedules layer and Notes layers
The Schedules layer is created manually, so edits to the layer cannot be removed unless you manually re-create the layer.
There are no automated systems for clearing Notes layers or undoing changes to made to Notes features. Changes made to Notes layers must be corrected manually.