Setting Up Map Symbology

    • Option 1: Layer Files
      • Important: Layer files are based on specific values being assigned to specific Subtype codes in the feature class definitions in the geodatabase. If your Subtype codes are pre-existing or do not match those in the provided Sabal Data Model GDB, the symbols may not render as expected (ie, the symbol you wanted for your Central Office may show up as the symbol for a Pedestal).
      • If you have not already, download and “Extract All” the Customer Resources.zip file to your local machine and locate the Layer files folder among the extracted resources
      • In your map document (MXD), follow the next steps for each layer for which you want to use standard CrescentLink symbology:
        • Right-click the layer in the Table of Contents and select Properties

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        • Go to the Symbology tab and select Import in the top right area of the window

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        • Leave the defaulted first radio button “Import symbology definition from another layer in the map or from a layer file” selected
        • In the middle of the pop-up window is an area to select the layer file you want. Click the folder button and navigate to the place you unzipped and saved the Layer files folder contents to select the appropriate layer file
        • Make sure the first radio button at the bottom is selected (the one mentioning complete symbology definition), and select Ok
        • The value fields should be automatically selected from the layer file if there are multiple values (class, status, etc.). There may be an option asking if you want to apply all values. Select that option to import all values. Unneeded values can be removed later

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  • Option 2: CrescentLink Style File
    • Important: Layer files are based on specific values being assigned to specific Subtype codes in the feature class definitions in the geodatabase. If your Subtype codes are pre-existing or do not match those in the provided Sabal Data Model GDB, the symbols may not render as expected (ie, the symbol you wanted for your Central Office may show up as the symbol for a Pedestal)
    • The Customer Resources.zip file that contains the MXD, GDB, and Layer files folder also contains a STYLE file called “CrescentLink.style”. This folder, if you plan to use it for your symbology, needs to be copied and pasted to the following folder path on your machine: C:\Users\<user profile>\AppData\Roaming\ESRI\Desktop10.x\ArcMap*
      • *The AppData folder is by default a hidden folder. If it does not appear in your user profile folder, click the View menu in File Explorer and ensure the Hidden items checkbox is checked
    • Right-click on the layer you wish to symbolize in the Table of Contents and select Properties

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    • Select the Symbology tab on the Layer Properties window
    • Double-click on the symbol you’d like to change. This will open the Symbol Selector window. (Another option is to double-click the symbol itself from the Table of Contents window, which will bypass the Properties window)
    • In the Symbol Selector window click the Style References button, then the Add Style to List button. Navigate to the folder path in Step e and select the CrescentLink style file. Click Open, check the checkbox next to the newly-added style file and click OK. This will close the Style References window, and you will see the symbols contained in CrescentLink style in the Symbol Selector list

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    • Choose the symbol you wish to use in place of the one you double-clicked previously and click OK to close Symbol Selector
    • Repeat the previous three steps for the other values to be symbolized in the layer
  • BOTH options above apply on an MXD-by-MXD basis. If your organization would like multiple users to have the same symbology, an initial map may be set up and copies made for each user by selecting “File”->”Save a Copy” in ArcMap
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