Any display rules you use to generate a composite surface model can be saved as a rule file on disk. This is useful when multiple surface models need to be created and require an efficient way of ensuring the same dataset display order methodology. Similar to the way that layer files are applied to another layer of the same layer type as an efficient way to ensure the same symbology. A rule file may be archived, retrieved, and applied to any list of filtered bathymetry datasets in the Compose Surface window.
- Start ArcMap.
- Start by composing a new surface model or loading an existing surface model in the Compose Surface window.
- Click Save Rules on the Compose Surface window to save the set of rules as a rule file.
The Save As dialog box appears.
- Type a name for the rule file in the File name text box.
- Click Save.
The rule file can now be loaded in a new Compose Surface window session and applied to a different set of bathymetry data.