An overview of the Symbology toolset

The Symbology toolset contains tools to help manage visualization specifications. Visual specifications help you specify symbology by defining rules that control representations and labels. Visual specifications enhance productivity by allowing you to batch apply representations and label expressions to feature layers.



Calculate Visual Specifications

A visual specification defines how to apply representations and labels to features. This tool has two functions: apply representations to features and calculate fields used in label expressions.

Drop Visual Specifications

Drops visual specifications from a feature layer or feature class. This tool removes fields that are associated with visual specifications. These fields store a specification's representation rule ID or label values.

Select Features By Specifications Difference

Selects features from feature classes or feature layers with representation rule IDs or calculated field values that do not match a selected visual specification.

Tools in the Symbology toolset