Available with Standard or Advanced license.
Feature representations can be hidden, masked, and erased while editing to remove them from the display as necessary.
Erasing feature representations
You can interactively erase a portion, or all, of selected feature representation geometry using the Erase tool . You can also erase entire selected feature representations by right-clicking with the Erase tool or the Select tool and choosing Erase Representation. Multiple feature representations can be erased at once.
Erasing a portion of a feature representation removes geometry and creates a shape override on the feature. Erasing an entire feature representation interactively with the Erase tool will keep its geometry intact, but will remove any existing shape overrides and drop the representation rule (apply the NULL rule) from the feature.
How to erase feature representations
Hiding feature representations
You hide feature representations with the representation Visibility property. Visibility is universally set for the whole feature class representation, either uniformly or mapped to an explicit field in the feature class table. The default setting is that all feature representations will be visible. As with any other representation rule property, it can be overridden on a feature-by-feature basis during an edit session. Hidden feature representations are not deleted, and they are still assigned to a representation rule.
How to hide feature representations
- In an edit session, select one or more feature representations.
- If necessary, click the Representation Properties button on the Representation toolbar to open the Representation Properties window.
- Click the Drawing tab on the Representation Properties window.
- Uncheck the Visibility property. The feature still exists and is still assigned to a representation rule, but it does not draw on the map or print. The Override icon appears next to the Visibility property, indicating that this feature representation has deviated from the rule.