The Standard builder is generally used to operate from a set of GIS features that comprise a geometric network or network dataset which is highlighted in a map document after any selection operation or geometric network trace operation. In this case, the content of the diagrams generated from the same network features set can then be different depending on the properties that have been configured on the Standard builder properties page.
The steps below focus on the configuration of the Standard builder properties page.
- To learn about how to display the schematic builder properties page, load the Editing schematic builder properties topic.
- To learn about how to create a schematic diagram template and specify its schematic builder, load the Creating a schematic diagram template topic.
The first time the Standard builder properties page displays, the Builder Properties dialog box opens as follows:The Standard Builder Property Page tab is organized into three sections:
- The Topology options section regroups parameters to define whether the schematic feature links created for the network edges highlighted in the map without their connected junctions being highlighted must be included in the generated diagrams.
- The Geometry options section concerns the management of vertices along the schematic feature links that will be created.
- The Miscellaneous section concerns the creation of new schematic feature classes during the diagram generation/update process.
- On the Topology options section, you need to specify how the builder is supposed to deal with network edges that are highlighted in the map without their endpoints also being highlighted:
- Choose Add connected nodes to include all edge end points in the generated schematic diagram, whether they are highlighted or not.
- Choose Remove link if not connected at each extremity only if you want to include network edges in the schematic diagram if both endpoints are highlighted.
The Add connected nodes option is selected by default.
With the Add connected nodes option, the Standard builder will try to deal with all network edges specified in input. Even if their endpoints are not highlighted, it will try to build the associated schematic feature links and nodes. With the Remove link if not connected at each extremity option, the Standard builder will ignore network edges specified in input when one or both of their endpoints are not also highlighted.
- Check Initialize links vertices on the Geometry options section to generate schematic diagrams in which schematic feature links associated with the network edges highlighted in the map will automatically display with their initial vertices.
When this box is unchecked (default state), schematic links will be drawn as straight lines between the endpoints.
- Check Simplify lines if you know that among the input network features used for your diagram generations, you can have polylines or polygons with a large number of vertices and you want the associated schematic features to be simplified in the generated diagrams. Then, configure how this simplification must be done:
- Specify the Maximum allowable offset under which vertices can be eliminated.
- Select the offset unit in the drop-down list at the right.
The Schematics lines simplification applies the same Douglas-Peuker algorithm implemented for the Simplify Line geoprocessing tool when it is configured to work with the Point remove operator. This simplification removes extraneous bends and small intrusions and extrusions on a schematic line without destroying its essential shape. It keeps critical points that depict the essential shape of a schematic line and removes all other points.
- Check Automatic schematic feature class creation on the Miscellaneous section if you want the Standard builder to automatically create schematic feature classes that could be missing from the schematic diagram template when it operates.
When this box is unchecked (default state), no new schematic feature classes are created when the Standard builder operates. This means that if, among the data in input, the Standard builder detects a feature based on a feature class for which there is no associated schematic feature class for the schematic diagram template, no schematic feature will be created in the schematic dataset for that feature, and no schematic feature will be contained in the resulting diagram for that feature.