Setting the current spatial information (Production Mapping)
This topic applies to ArcGIS for Desktop Standard and ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced only.
The feature builder has several properties that can be customized on the Feature Builder Settings dialog box including the precision of coordinates, the function library to use, and the spatial reference extent. The Other category contains an option that allows you to set the projection system and spatial reference for the scratch database.
If you change the spatial reference of the scratch layers while they are added in the table of contents in an ArcMap session, you should remove the layers with the previous spatial reference and add the layers with the new one using the Add scratch data layers tool on the Feature Builder window.
- Start ArcMap.
- On the menu bar, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Feature Builder.
Click the Feature Builder button on the Production Feature Builder toolbar.
The Feature Builder window appears.Tip:
The Feature Builder window can be placed anywhere in ArcMap, or in the Table Of Contents window, with the aid of the arrows showing the possible placement positions.
Click the Settings button at the top of the Feature Builder window.
The Feature Builder Settings dialog box appears.
Click the cell next to Set Current Spatial Information.
This property sets the projection system and spatial reference of the scratch workspace to the current data frame's spatial reference.
- Click the drop-down arrow in the cell and choose True.
- Click OK.