Graphics by Location

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Graphics by Location

 

80005_arc_graphics_button The ArcEQuIS add-in for ArcGIS Pro includes the Graphics by Location button, which can be found in the top ribbon of ArcGIS Pro under the ArcEQuIS tab, in the EnviroInsite Graphics section. This button allows users to click points on the map to dynamically generate EnviroInsite graphics, such as boring logs. The ability to generate additional types of graphics will be added in future builds.

 

Graphics for the selected point(s) are downloaded to your PC as .pdf files and will automatically open when they are finished being generated. By default, they will be saved to the following location:
C:\Users\[Your User Name]\Documents\ArcGIS\Projects\[Your ArcPro Project Name]\EQuISDownloads

 

Prerequisites

 

Before generating boring logs from ArcGIS Pro, users need to have the following prerequisites in place (in addition to those required for ArcGIS Pro and the ArcEQuIS add-in):

 

1.Install a .pdf viewer such as Adobe Acrobat Reader on the computer running ArcGIS Pro.

2.Install EnviroInsite (and prerequisites) on your EQuIS Enterprise server as detailed in the EQuIS Enterprise section of the help page here. Note that this will not require an EnviroInsite license. The EnviroInsite_Enterprise_package_x64_{version #}.zip file will be available on the EarthSoft Community Center Downloads Dashboard, regardless of whether or not an EnviroInsite license has been purchased. EarthSoft hosted clients (those with an EQuIS Enterprise site hosted by EarthSoft, generally with an equisonline.com URL) can contact support@EarthSoft.com to have EnviroInsite installed on their EQuIS Enterprise server.

3.Create a boring log template named “EIBoringLogTemplate” or use the example EIBoringLogTemplate.xml. This example template can be modified in EnviroInsite, but the naming is required as is: “EIBoringLogTemplate.xml” (Required for boring logs only).

4.Store the EIBoringLogTemplate.xml in the EQuIS Database by uploading it to DT_FILE via the EQuIS Professional Docs and Photos Form or the Enterprise Explorer Widget (Required for boring logs only).

 

Boring Logs

 

Generate Boring Logs

 

Generate boring logs in ArcEQuIS, by following these steps:

 

1.In ArcGIS Pro, open a new or existing Map project and connect to an EQuIS facility.

2.Use the Add Data button under the ArcEQuIS tab to add a Locations Point or Polygon layer to the map.

3.Navigate to the Graphics by Location button (under the ArcEQuIS Tab). Click the drop-down arrow and select Boring Log:

 
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4.The cursor should change to this crosshair 80005_Arc_crosshair. Click a point to generate a .pdf boring log for that point:

 

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Note: If there are multiple overlapping points or you are zoomed out far enough that multiple points are rendered as a single point, click that point to generate boring logs for all the points there.

 

Boring logs will be saved with the following naming convention: [SYS_LOC_CODE]_BoringLog.pdf

 

Note: If a boring log is generated for the same point multiple times (without changing the file location or name of the existing log), the new log will overwrite the existing log.

 

5.To exit the Graphics by Location tool, select another tool such as the Explorer tool, available under the Map tab on the Top Ribbon.

 

Stiff Diagram

 

To generate a Stiff diagram, use the same steps outlined above for boring logs, but just select Stiff Diagram for the Graphics by Location drop-down. Once you select a point, a .pdf Stiff diagram will be generated and downloaded to your computer, and will be saved with the following naming convention:

[SYS_LOC_CODE]_StiffDiagram.pdf

 

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Piper Diagrams

 

Piper diagrams can be generated using the same steps as boring logs and Stiff diagrams with the primary exception that for piper diagrams you can select multiple points. The steps to generate piper diagrams are as follows:

 

1.In ArcGIS Pro open a new or existing Map project and connect to an EQuIS facility.  

2.Use the Add Data button under the ArcEQuIS tab to add a Locations Point or Polygon layer to the map.  

3.Navigate to the Graphics by Location button (Under the ArcEQuIS Tab). Click the drop-down arrow and select Piper Diagram.  

4.The cursor should change to this crosshair 80005_Arc_crosshair. Click on the point(s) you would like to have included in the Piper Diagram. Two small curved lines will be displayed at each of the places you click as shown in this example point: 80005_ex_point

5.When you have clicked on all the points you would like included in your diagram, click the Finish button (left, green check). If you would like to change your selection you can click the cancel button (right, grey x) and make new selections.
 

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Once the Finish button is clicked, a new a .pdf Piper Diagram will be generated, downloaded to your computer, and will open automatically. It will be saved with the following naming convention:

[FACILITY_ID]_Piper[date-time string of current time].pdf.

 

Note: There is a known issue when clicking the Finish button without making selections. If nothing is selected before the Finish button is clicked, ArcGIS Pro will crash.

 

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