Custom Symbol Assignment in iCMTGIS PRO

“I have two clients using iCMTGIS Pro and they’re asking how to save custom feature symbols, colors and patterns in a feature list. For instance, how do you manage various patterns/colors for several area features, lines and points?”

In the Help document please select “Set up Feature List”.

Under “Editing a Feature List”, there is this instruction:
“Mark the Activate Pattern checkbox to see the Pattern column displayed in the Value section.” After marking the Activate Pattern checkbox,  you will be able to assign different symbols, colors and patterns to different types of Points, Lines and Areas on the active Topic layer.

After you have saved the Features List, you will be able to select that Feature List to use with a Job. You can do so in the Job Setup screen after selecting Job – Open Job.

If the clients are looking to create their own custom symbols, then they would need to use PC-GIS X to edit the symbols on one of the symbols pages (such as Forestry1, Forestry2 or Surveyor) then use iTunes to copy the corresponding symbols library file to the documents folder for iCMTGIS PRO. For example, for the point symbols, the file names corresponding to Forestry1, Forestry2 and Surveyor are cmtpnt01.lib, ctpnt02.lib and cmtpnt03.lib, respectively. Please note that these files are case sensitive in iCMTGIS PRO. Close the app by double-clicking the Home button of the iOS device. Then reopen the app to see the available new symbols.


How to transfer symbol library files to iCMTGIS II or iGPSGIS II

If you have used PC-GIS PRO 09 to create new symbols (such as the terrain features for orienteering) by modifying a number of symbols in one of the CMT customizable library files (e.g. Forestry 1), then you can transfer the .lib files that start with CMT from the PC-GIS program folder to your iPAD so that the new symbols are available for use in iCMTGIS II or iGPSGIS II. The procedure is as follows:

1. Terminate iCMTGIS II or iGPSGIS II.

The steps for terminating the application is described in our 8/24/11 blog post.

Do not restart the application at this point.

2. Use iTunes to load all the .lib files from the PCGIS9 program folder to the iCMTGIS II or iGPSGIS II application’s Document folder.

3. Run iCMTGIS II or iGPSGIS II to restart it. The new symbols should now be available.

Additionally, you could save your TOPIC setup in PC-GIS PRO 09 as a .pmp job file and transfer it to your iCMTGIS II or iGPSGIS II. Then you do not need to redo the Topic symbol assignment in iCMTGIS II or iGPSGIS II.