Introduction to the Feature Manager tutorial (Production Mapping)
The Feature Manager in Esri Production Mapping is used for managing attributes of features when editing. This tutorial introduces you to some of the key attribution concepts unique to Production Mapping. In this tutorial you will learn how to efficiently set up your editing environment including creating feature-level metadata favorites. You will learn about the different types of feature templates you can create with Feature Manager, such as composite templates. You will also learn how to manage your selection set and perform batch updates of features.
It is recommended that you complete the tutorial in sequence, since the software methods build on those introduced in earlier exercises and assume you understand those concepts. You should complete each section's exercises together. If you save your edits and the map at the end of each session, you can start the tutorial again on the next exercise. Each time you restart the tutorial, you will want to run through Exercise 1 to ensure that your editing environment is configured correctly.
The tutorial data can be accessed from ArcGIS.com.
The following software must be installed:
- ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop
- Esri Production Mapping 10.2.1
The tutorial is divided into a series of exercises.
- Exercise 1 introduces the editing environment within Production Mapping. You learn how to set production properties to customize the production editing tools to your business rules.
- Exercise 2 shows you how to create new features using the Feature Manager. You learn about different types of templates.
- Exercise 3 is about editing existing features using the Feature Manager. You learn how to edit features individually, as well as in batch, and how to copy attributes from one feature and paste them to other features.