Define Default Splice Symbology

You can update the symbology for your schematic diagram and then export it back into the schematic template. In this manner, all subsequent schematics respect your symbol and labeling decisions.

  1. If necessary, open ArcMap and locate the schematic you generated in the previous topic.
  2. Using ArcMap properties including symbology and labeling, update the schematic diagram to a desired look and feel.

  3. Save this schematic as a layer file:
    1. In the Table of Contents, right-click the schematic's layer name and choose Save As Layer File.

    2. In the Save Layer window, find a location for the new file, name it, and click Save.
  4. Close ArcMap and open ArcCatalog. 
  5. In ArcCatalog, right-click the schematic dataset and click Edit.

  6. In the Schematic Dataset Editor, right-click the schematic Diagram and choose Import Default Symbology. 

  7. Navigate to the layer file you created earlier. Click Open. 
  8. While in the Dataset Editor dialog, verify the BUFFERTUBE has the three Constant properties as seen in the image below:

  9. If you do not see the Constants, add them in the following manner:
    1. Right-click BUFFERTUBE and select New Attribute.
    2. Set the properties as shown in the table above and click OK.

      Name

      Type

      Value

      Predefined

      Evaluation Mode

      ContainerMargin

      Constant

      0.5

      Checked

      On Generate/Update

      ContainerMarginSymbolsFlag

      Constant

      0

      Checked

      On Generate/Update

      ContainerMarginUnit

      Constant

      1

      Checked

      On Generate/Update

  10. In the Schematic Dataset Editor, click Save.

  11. Close the Schematic Dataset Editor and close ArcCatalog.
  12. Re-open ArcMap and generate another schematic to test your new default symbology, ideally using a different circuit or trace than before. If you notice gaps or feature types that were not included in the first attempt, simply repeat the steps above and import the symbology again.
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