In GTViewer 8.0.x.18+, a new feature was added to streamline one of the most common sequences of operations with the Style Manager. After creating new data for GTViewer with FME or one of the GTData tools, the following workflow arises:
- View the newly converted data with the default styles
- Review a feature that you want to set the styles for
- Get the feature’s Category Id and Filter Id
- Open up the Style Manger
- On the Style Manger dialog, navigate to the Category, then to the Filter Id
- Adjust the Style
- Lather, Rinse, Repeat.
This process is not so bad until you do it a few hundred times. However, you now have the option to set a flag in the [Additional Properties] section of the .GTM file to enable a new feature:
With this flag set, you review a feature as normal. On Attribute Info Dialog’s Element tab, there is a new button at the bottom right called Edit Style:
By default, this option is turned off because it is probably not very useful (and somewhat distracting) to the ordinary user. However, if you are setting or tweaking a few or a lot of styles, this option is a great time saver.