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Change layer properties

Depending on the layer type, the Layer properties pane has different options available for data in your scene. For example, imagery, or building and integrated mesh scene layers have limited options available, such as transparency or legend, while feature and scene layers allow you to, additionally, apply filters to layer features.

To open the Layer properties pane, do the following:

  1. Verify you are signed in to the portal and open Scene Viewer.
  2. Click Modify scene Modify scene to open the Designer.
  3. Open Layer properties by clicking the layer options tool Layer settings tool and choosing Layer properties.
    You can also click directly on the layer name to open Layer properties. Layers with styling or symbology options will open the Layer Style or Layer Symbology panes, respectively .

Filter layer

You can use numeric or text attributes in layers to filter features in your scenes. For example, if you have a layer with buildings of New York City with the year built for each feature, you can visualize only buildings built between 1910 and 1930. By applying filters in a scene, you can stress the important features in your scene and filter out unnecessary data. You can filter feature layers; and 3D object, point, and point cloud scene layers.

To apply a layer filter, do the following:

  1. UnderĀ Filter, click the drop-down menu to choose an attribute.
  2. Select a different attribute to apply a different filter.
    • Based on whether you select a numeric or text attribute, you are given either a range of values or list of values to apply the filter.
    • When you select a numeric attribute, you are able to switch between filtering by a list of values or range of values.
    • You can apply only one filter at a time to a layer.

Filter by list of values

When you select a text attribute, you get a list of all the values to which you can apply the filter.

  1. Check the attribute values in the list you want to add to the filter.
    • Click <all> to either check or uncheck all check boxes.
    • Check the <all other values> check box to select values that are not listed.
    • The number of features for each attribute value is displayed next to the value.
  2. Check the Show features without <attribute> values check box to show the features that don't have values for the chosen attribute.
  3. Click Done.

Filter by range of values

When you select a numeric attribute, you get a value slider to set the range of filtering.

  1. Adjust the sliders to set the range of values in the filter.
    • You can manually set the high and low values of the slider handles in the value boxes to fine-tune the filtering in your scene.
    • Set the minimum and maximum values of the attribute filter.
      • The minimum and maximum values determine highest and lowest bounds of the slider.
      • Adjusting the minimum and maximum values allows you to narrow or widen the range of filtering values.
  2. Check the Show features without <attribute> values check box to show features that don't have values for the chosen attribute.
  3. Click Switch to list to switch to filtering by a list of values.
  4. Click Switch to slider to filter by a continuous range of values.
  5. Click Done.

Adjust transparency

You can adjust the transparency of your layers by sliding the Transparency slider to increase or decrease the transparency.

Display pop-ups

If pop-ups are available in your layer, you can click the Pop-ups toggle button to enable pop-ups in your scene. Features are highlighted and display in-depth information about the features when you click them.

View the legend

A legend displays the meaning of the symbols used to represent features in your scene. Legends consist of 2D and 3D symbols in your scene with explanatory text. You can modify the legend by changing the visibility of layers, symbology, and the names of the layers.

  1. Click the Legend toggle button to show or hide the layer in the Layers/Legend tool Layers/Legend.
  2. To view the legend, click the Layers/Legend tool Layers/Legend and click Legend.

    Legend hides layers that are not in the current extent.