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Saving an SMS window to a specified zoom or extent

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Question:

We sometime use results displayed in SMS for our report figures. Is there a way to save a display zoom or extent? 

 

 

Answer:

Unfortunately not at the present time. A feature request has been submitted to the SMS development team. 

 

In the meantime, here is a workaround.

1. Right click on the map data layer in the project explorer and choose "New Coverage"

2. Change the type to something like "Observation" and name it something of your choice. i.e. "Extent 1"

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3. Use the create feature arc tool to draw a box around the area of interest

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4. You can then toggle the display off in the project explorer and right click on the newly created coverage and choose "Zoom to Coverage"

5. The area of interest will be displayed as shown below

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