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Adding Custom Map Symbols to CAD 9.4

Posted on Jul 26, 2017  
 

In order to change up the map icons for various special situations; i.e. the standard red dot for hazards is fine, but  to add other icons for example: a camera if have video surveillance there, etc

It IS possible to have multiple map icons for different priorities of Special Addresses using the following steps:

The customer has to have right Visual Studio version for their CAD version (9.2 uses Visual Studio 2010, 9.3 uses Visual Studio 2012, 9.3 uses Visual Studio 2015), understand how to import the png file with the right size (16x16) to the Visual Studio DefaultAddInRes project resource folder and compile to build a new defaultAddIn.resources.dll.  Next, they will have to load the new defaultAddIn.resources.dll to the database using the Configuration Files Utility in CADDBM.  Finally, they will have to reference the custom png file name to whatever Special Situation type that want to use in CADDBMàType CodesàSpecial Situation Types. 

 

Note:  Make sure the DefaultAddInRes project being used is the latest one that’s currently utilized in the live environment.  This should be located on the customer’s IPS share.

 

  1. Copy png file to DefaultAddInRes.... Resources....Elements....PNG....16x16 folder
  2. Open DefaultAddInRes project in Visual Studio to import file by right clicking on Resources....Add....Existing Items…
  3. Click Build....Rebuild DefaultAddInRes
  4. Load the new compiled DefaultAddIn.resources.dll file to the database using CADDBM....Configuration Files....set name: CAD.... <find the DefaultAddInRes record to load the new DefaultAddIn.resources.dll file and override the existing one.
  5. Go to CADDBM....Type Codes....Special Situation Types to referenced the new png file name on whatever Special Situation Type you choose.

 

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