GMS:GIS Commands

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GMS Commands
Common
File
Edit
Display
Modules
TINs
Boreholes
Solids
Mesh (2D)
Grid (2D)
Scatter Points (2D)
Interpolation (2D and 3D)
Mesh (3D)
Grid (3D)
Scatter Points (3D)
Feature Objects
GIS
UGrid
Models
FEMWATER
MODAEM
MODFLOW
mod-PATH3DU
MODPATH
MT3DMS
SEAWAT
SEEP2D
T-PROGS
UTEXAS

The GIS menu appears when GIS data has been loaded into GMS. The menu has a submenu, the Selection submenu, which contains its own submenu, the Interactive Selection Method submenu. The following commands are available in the GIS menu:

Add Shapefile Data... 
Adds a shape file to the GIS data.
Clear All Data 
Removes all GIS data from the project.
Shapes → Feature Objects 
Converts Shapefile data to feature objects using the GIS to Feature Objects wizard.
Map Properties... 
Brings up the Properties dialog for the ESRI map and shows the current coordinate system.

Obsolete Commands

Enabling ArcObjects is no longer supported in GMS starting with version 10.3.

Enable ArcObjects 
Loads ArcMap ArcObjects so that ArcMap can run inside of GMS. This command is only available in 32 bit GMS since ArcMap is a 32 bit application. An ArcGIS must be installed with a valid license (or have access to a network license).
Add Data... 
Calls ArcObjects and uses ESRI's Select Data dialog.
Delete Layer(s)... 
Brings up a dialog where it is possible to select from the currently loaded layers and remove them from the GIS data. ArcObjects only.
A more efficient way to remove layers from a project would be to select the item in the Project Explorer and select delete.
ArcObjects → Feature Objects 
Converts ArcObjects vector data to feature objects using the GIS to Feature Objects wizard.
Selection > 
Select By Attributes... 
Brings up ESRI's Query Wizard for selecting based on attribute. ArcObjects only.
Select By Location... 
Brings up ESRI's Select By Location dialog. ArcObjects only.
Clear Selected Features 
Clears all selections of GIS data. ArcObjects only.
Interactive Selection Method > 
Allows selecting how ArcObjects will process new selections based on the 4 options listed below. ArcObjects only.
Create New Selection 
Mode for handling interactive selection. ArcObjects only.
Add to Current Selection 
Mode for handling interactive selection. ArcObjects only.
Remove from Current Selection 
Mode for handling interactive selection. ArcObjects only.
Select from Current Selection 
Mode for handling interactive selection. ArcObjects only.
Options... 
Brings up ESRI's Selection Options dialog. ArcObjects only.
Selectable Layers... 
Allows choosing which GIS layers can have selections. ArcOjects only.
Visible Layers... 
Allows choosing which GIS layers are visible. ArcObjects only.
A more efficient way to change the visibility of the GIS layer is to use the check box next to the item in the Project Explorer

GIS Right-Click Menu

The following commands are available by right-clicking on GIS objects in the Project Explorer.

Attribute Table... 
Brings up Attribute Table of the selected GIS layer.
Join Table to Layer... 
Brings up File Browser dialog to choose a dbf file to join to a GIS layer.
Transparency... 
Allows setting the transparency on raster layers or, if using ArcObjects, any GIS layer.
Properties... 
Brings up the Properties dialog for the selected layer.
Convert To
Feature Objects 
Converts Shapefile data to feature objects using the GIS to Feature Objects wizard.
2D Scatter Points 
Converts GIS point layers to 2D scatter points.
UGrid 
Converts GIS polygon data to an unstructured grid.
Trimmed Raster 
Creates a new DEM from the selected DEM trimmed to the bounds of the active coverage or the selected polygons of the active coverage.
Add Shapefile Data... 
Adds a shape file to the GIS data.
Clear All Data 
Removes all GIS data from the project.

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