GeoPlanner has tools that allow you to sketch, paint, import, modify, and delete design features. Using these tools, you can create plans and designs in multiple scenarios. These tools are also collaborative so you can work with multiple stakeholders and gather input from different sources.
The Design toolbar contains editing, drawing, and painting tools. You can also undo and redo changes and activate or deactivate snapping on this toolbar.
The Design toolbar has three associated toolbars:
- Select Feature—Select a feature on the map and display the Select toolbar.
- Drawing Tools—Opens the Symbol Palette to display the drawing tools toolbar.
- Paint—Updates existing features to a feature type selected in your symbol palette. You can update by single click or by sketching a rectangle or polygon.
Select Feature toolbar
The Select Feature toolbar allows you to perform common editing tasks against features in your map. It is enabled when you click the Select tool and click a scenario feature on your map or when you select features using the Multi—Select tool.
The Select Feature toolbar supports the following operations:
- Edit Attributes
- Single Select
The Calculate tool allows you to calculate or modify the value of fields in your design layers.
- Click the Calculate button .
The Calculate dialog box appears.
- Click the Feature Layer drop-down arrow and choose a design layer.
- Click the Select Field drop-down and choose a field that you want to calculate values for.
- Optionally, check the check box next to Apply to all features in this layer to calculate the chosen field across all scenarios in your project.
- Assign a calculation value using one of the following methods:
To use a numerical value:
Click the Value tab and type a numerical value in the text box.
To use an expression:
Click the Expression tab and build a calculation expression with the expression builder.
Click Validate to make sure the expression is valid.
- Click CALCULATE.
The Calculate dialog box closes and the value is calculated and assigned to the chosen field in your input design layer.
The Multi-select tool allows you to update a selected attribute for multiple features at once. You can also cut, copy, paste, and delete features using the Multi—select tool.
This tool only works with design layers.
- Click the Multi-select button
The Multi-select tool appears.
- Click the Layer drop-down arrow and choose a design layer.
- From the Selection Tool section, choose a selection method.
- Remove: Removes selections from a set.
- Add: Adds selections to a set.
- New set: Creates a new selection set.
- Single Select: Select a single feature from the design layer.
- Rectangle: Draw a rectangle around features that you want to select as a set.
- Freehand Polygon: Draw a freehand polygon around features that you want to select as a set.
- Polygon: Draw a rigid polygon around features that you want to select as a set.
- Pan: Do not select features, but pan the map to locate features that you do want to select.
- Select features from your design layer.
The number of selected features appears in the Multi-select tool/
- Click the drop-down arrow next to the number of selected features for more information about your selection including the type of features.
- Optionally, remove a feature from the selection set by clicking the Remove from selection button .
- If your design layer is a polygon feature type, click Merge to combine two or more design features into a single feature.
- Optionally, click Calculate to calculate values in your selection.
The Drawing tools toolbar in GeoPlanner has several drawing tools to help you sketch and design. This toolbar displays when you click the Draw tool.
You can sketch and design using the following tools:
- Draw point—Draw a point at a mouse click on the map.
- Draw freehand polyline—Draw a freehand polyline following mouse movement on the map.
- Draw polyline—Draw a polyline following mouse clicks on the map.
- Draw freehand polygon—Draw a freehand polygon following mouse movement on the map.
- Draw auto-complete freehand polygon—Draw a polygon that appends to the boundary of an existing polygon by following mouse movement on the map.
- Draw polygon—Draw a polygon following mouse clicks on the map.
- Draw autocomplete polygon—Draw a polygon that appends to the boundary of an existing polygon by following mouse clicks on the map.
- Draw shape—Draw a circle, ellipse, or rectangle.
- Split—Divide a polygon or polyline by sketching a line through it.
Paint tools allow you to quickly propose an alternative to an existing scenario feature by clicking it or lassoing it. Use the paint tools when you have existing scenario features and want to rapidly envision changes to a plan or existing conditions.
The following paint tools are available:
- Paint by click or rectangle—Paint a single feature by clicking it, or paint multiple features by clicking and dragging a rectangle.
- Paint by lasso—Paint multiple features by sketching (or lassoing) a polygon.