Batch masking (Aviation)

The Batch Masking tool and Batch Masking Preferences dialog box work together to provide a system for the batch creation of masks. You can create rules via the Batch Masking Preferences dialog box that can then be used with the Batch Masking tool to create masks based on the information in those rules. This process streamlines the manual masking process by deleting old masks, creating new ones, and placing them into the appropriate feature classes.

Managing masking rules

The Batch Masking tool Batch Masking relies on masking rules as input parameters. Each of these rules contains the information necessary to create one particular type of mask for one specific feature layer. When a new row is added for a new rule, default values appear for the Margin, Units, and Mask Type fields. However, all the fields must be filled out to save the new rule in the production database.

The Batch Masking Preferences dialog box with a new rule added

The fields of a masking rule are the following: