At the left hand side of the dataset name, a check box indicates the visibility of the dataset. To make a specific dataset visible or invisible, check or uncheck the check box. When visible, the name of the Dataset is displayed dark grey, when invisible it is displayed light grey.
In this example, the only visible dataset is “openstreetmap”.
Click on the title of a dataset in the dataset list to activate it.
The dataset is now highlighted with a smoothly darker grey background color. Selecting a dataset also gives access to the right-click Dataset Context Menu.
In this example, the dataset “Red” is activated/selected.
It is possible to change the sequence of the datasets by moving a dataset up or down in the list. Click to highlight (activate/select) the dataset, drag up or down and drop at the desired position. While dragging, the target position is highlighted in a dark grey background.
In the following examples, “Parcels” is moved upwards. It will take place above 'Buildings'. The “Parcels” dataset now covers the “Buildings” dataset, the “Buildings” dataset is thus no longer visible.
It is also possible to change the view sequence by using the “Arrange” - menu. Therefore, right-click the dataset to open the Dataset Context Menu and choose “Arrange”.
To create new objects in a dataset or model, it is necessary to activate the record button corresponding to this dataset or model.
If one dataset has multiple models, the red record button makes it possible to point out in which model new objects have to be created.
|The record button corresponding to the model “Area” is activated. New Objects are thus created in the “Area” model.|
|The record button corresponding to the model “Point” is activated. New Objects are thus created in the “Point” model.|
To edit already created objects in a dataset or model, it is necessary to first select the object(s) that have to be edited. It is the Preferences Selection which determines if it is only possible to select objects from the activated dataset or from all visible datasets.
|With the Object selection mode “Active Dataset”, it is only possible to select objects in the active dataset.|
|In the example shown on the right side, objects from the “Red” dataset can be selected and then edited. |
|In the example shown on the right side, objects from the “Blue” dataset can be selected and then edited.|
Read more about editing datasets in the Edit Objects Overview.
After editing data from a specific dataset, an extra symbol will appear in the dataset list next to the title of the dataset. This new symbol, a small “save” icon, indicates that it is necessary to save the dataset to apply the changes.
The applied changes will be saved after clicking this “save” symbol.
Use the Save All button in the Main Toolbar to save all edits within the dataset list.
The “save” symbol next to the dataset title “Red” indicates that there are some applied changes that are not saved yet.
When the Dataset Properties define Scale Limits for viewing, the dataset will not be visible when the Map View is drawn at a scale outside the defined Scale Limits. The On/Off status is overridden by this setting. Whenever a Dataset gets out of scale limits, it's name is displayed italic in the dataset list.
To set Scale Limits, see Scale Limits.
In this example, the dataset “city” is not displayed at the current scale. It is invisible because of Scale Limits imposed on the dataset, regardless of the fact that the visibility setting is On.