Scale & Rotate By Attribute

The Scale & Rotate By Attribute tool provides options to scale and rotate art objects using specified values or the target MAP layer's attributes.

Requirements

MAP Attributes used for scale and rotate must be of type Integer or Double (see more about attribute types).

To only scale or rotate specific art objects, they must be selected first.

Using Scale & Rotate By Attribute

Click the Scale & Rotate By Attribute button on the MAPublisher Toolbar or click Object > MAPublisher > Scale & Rotate By Attribute.

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Choose a Target MAP layer from the drop-down list. All art (including text) on the target layer is scaled or rotated unless the Selected art only option is enabled.

Rotate

Click the Rotate check box to enable the rotate settings. To rotate by a value, in the Specified angle spin box, enter a value from -360 to 360 degrees. To rotate by a MAP Attribute, click the From attribute drop-down list and choose one. Alternatively, click the Attribute/Expression Mode toggle button to change the input settings. Build an expression to determine rotate value.

 

By default, the Rotate objects option is checked. The Rotate patterns option is enabled only when the target is a MAP Area or Line layer. When the Rotate patterns option is enabled and checked, the Rotate objects option can be unchecked (which will mean that only patterns are rotated).

Scale

Click the Scale check box to enable the rotate settings. There are two scale options: uniform and non-uniform.

 

The Uniform scale option means that all art is proportionally scaled. In the Specified value spin box, enter a value from 0 to 1000 percent. To scale by a MAP Attribute, click the From attribute drop-down list and choose one. Alternatively, click the Attribute/Expression Mode toggle button to change the input settings. Build an expression to determine scale value.

 

The Non-uniform scale option provides independent horizontal and vertical scale settings. For each Horizontal and Vertical scale settings, in the Specified percentage spin boxes, enter a value from 0 to 1000 percent, or choose a MAP Attribute from the drop-down list, or build an expression to determine scale value.

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By default, the Scale objects option is checked. The Scale patterns and Scale strokes and effects options are enabled only when the target is a MAP Area or Line layer. When either of these two options are enabled and checked, the Scale objects option can be unchecked.

 

information Scaling or rotating non-point objects may cause the georeferencing for affected features to become inaccurate. To maintain accurate georeferencing, scale and rotate using the MAP View Editor.

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Last updated: 4/7/2019