mobjects

Manipulate object sets displayed on map axes

mobjects will be removed in a future release.

Activation

Command Line

Maptool

mobjects

mobjects(h)

Tools > Objects

Description

An object set is defined as all objects with identical tags. If no tags are supplied, object sets are defined by object type.

mobjects allows manipulation of the object sets on the current map axes.

mobjects(h) allows manipulation of the objects set on the map axes specified by the handle h.

Controls

The scrollable list box displays all of the object sets associated with the map axes. An asterisk next to an object set name indicates that the object set is currently visible. An h next to an object set name indicates an object set that is plotted, but currently hidden. The order shown in the list indicates the stacking order of objects within the same plane.

The Hide/Show button toggles the Visible property of the selected object set to 'off' and 'on', respectively, depending on the current Visible status.

The Zdata button activates the Specify Zdata dialog box, which is used to enter the workspace variable containing the ZData. The ZData property is used to specify the plane in which the selected object set is drawn. Pressing the List button produces a list of all current workspace variables, from which the ZData variable can be selected. Alternatively, a scalar value can be entered instead of a variable.

The Highlight button highlights all objects belonging to the selected object set.

The Tag button brings up an Edit Tag dialog box, which allows the tag of all members of the selected object set to be modified.

The Delete button clears all objects belonging to the selected object set from the map. The cleared object set remains associated with the map axes.

The Property button activates the Define Object Properties dialog box, which is used to specify additional properties of all objects in the selected object set. String entries must be enclosed in single quotes.

The Update button updates the list box display with current objects sets.

The Stacking Order buttons are used to modify the drawing order of the selected object set in relation to other plotted object sets in the same plane. Objects drawn first appear at the bottom of the stack, and objects drawn last appear at the top of the stack. The Top button places the selected object set above all other object sets in its plane. The Up and Dwn buttons move the selected object set up and down one place in the stacking order, respectively. The Btm button places the selected object set below all other object sets in its plane. Note that the ZData property overrides stacking order, i.e., if an object is at the top of the stacking order for its plane, it can still be covered by an object drawn in a higher plane.

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