SMS:GIS Module Tools

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Example of the Info dialog that appears when using the Get Attributes tool

The following tools are active in the dynamic portion of the Tool Palette whenever the GIS module is active. Only one tool is active at any given time. The action that takes place when clicking in the Graphics Window with the cursor depends on the current tool. The tools in the GIS tool palette are described below:

Select ArcObject Select ArcObject Tool.svg 
The Select ArcObject tool is used to select ArcObjects in the Graphics Window. Selected objects can be mapped to other data types. This tool is only available if ArcView is installed locally and enabled in SMS.
Get Attributes Identify Tool.svg 
The Get Attributes tool is used to select GIS objects and display information relating to that object in an Info dialog.
Select Select Object Tool.svg 
The Select tool is used to select shape objects in the Graphics Window. Selected objects can be mapped to other data types.

Unlike other modules in SMS, the GIS module tools do not have any right-click menu commands.

Get Attributes Tool Info Dialog

Clicking on an object when using the Get Attributes tool will bring up the GIS attributes Info dialog. The attributes shown in this dialog are based on the GIS file data. Attributes cannot be edited in this dialog. The dialog is closed by selecting another tool.

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