With an appropriate representation rule applied, the Localizer Feather geometric effect allows you to customize the localizer feather while retaining the size, shape, scale, fill pattern, and line weight. You can edit the default size of the generated symbol and stretch it to the length needed for a chart by using the representation editing tools. This addresses issues seen using font glyphs, such as fill dots becoming exponentially larger or line weight increasing when stretching to the desired size.
There are four default localizer feather symbols included with ArcGIS for Aviation: Charting in the PLTS_ICAO style as representation rules: fill on the top half, fill on the bottom half, fill in the whole feather, and no fill.
To use the localizer feather symbols, you need to have data you want to symbolize as the localizer feather. You can apply the default symbology for the localizer feather provided in the PLTS_ICAO sample style.
- Start ArcMap.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Representation.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Aviation Editing.
- Click the Production Start Editing button on the Aviation Editing toolbar.
- Click the Select tool on the Representation toolbar.
- Click to select the localizer feather you want to modify.
- Click the Representation Properties button on the Representation toolbar.
The Representation Properties dialog box appears.
- Click the Resize button on the Representation toolbar.
- Click the Tools tab at the bottom of the Representation Properties dialog box.
- Uncheck the Size, X step, Y step, and Width check boxes.
- Click and drag the mouse in the ArcMap display to change the size of the localizer feather.
The feather is resized.