Editing a sheet (Updating mode)

Nature of updates

Updates displaying tools

Updating toolbar

This toolbar permits to handle transferred data in right-hand window.


This function permits to decrease right-hand window data saturation for a better highlight of modifications:

Highlighting differences

Various tools are available and allow the user to identify the new, the modified or the deleted entities:

Show new entities

Show modified entities

Show equivalent entities

Highlight new entities

Highlight modified entities

Highlight deleted entities

Categories definition

New entities

Correspond to entities that do not exist in the current version of the map. These entities are created when:

Modified entities

Corresponds to entities that already exist but are modified after this new transfer. Entities are considered as modified when:

Equivalent entities

Corresponds to entities for which types, geometry, size, associations, etc. did not change

Highlighting categories

When you replay a transfer for updates, it is sometimes difficult to visualize the differences among the displayed information. Setting its own color preferences, user can distinguish new, modified and deleted entities.

Note: "New",  "Modified" and "Deleted" categories must be shown to be highlighted.

Defining color preferences

Click File/Preferences/Database modification display. The following panel displays:

Click in the color sample. A standard color definition panel displays. It allows the user to modify the color values for each modification category in both CMYK and RGB mode:

If you click the "Ignore extended attributes modifications" objects with new, deleted or modified extended attributes will be no longer highlighted and not considered as modified.

Highlighting modifications

The following captures display highlighting examples concerning curve types:


Original curve

New curve types (car park entrance)

New highlighted curves






Original curve

Curve type modification

Highlighted modification






Original curve

Deleted curve type (private road)

Highlighted deletion


Note: new, modified and deleted entities are differently highlighted depending on their types.

Updating existing page

A set of interactive tools is available to perform the updates:

Full selection tool: selects entities to be pasted in the existing page

Transfer GIS selection tool: transfers selected entities from the GIS updates window to the existing page window.

Zoom out tool:zoom out the GIS updates window or zoom in when drag and drop

Zoom in tool: zoom in the GIS updates window

Draw a validation zone: click and drag the mouse to draw a validation area

Erase a validation zone: click and drag the mouse to remove a validation area

Click this button to define the visible area on the screen as validated

Click this button to remove all validation zones visible on the screen


New or deleted data


In the previous example, 1 road has been deleted and 1 road has been added. This modification acts on road numbers.

Using dedicated tools, it is easy to update this area.

In the current map (in the left-hand window), we delete the removed entities (existing road numbers are not displayed as deleted as they are not considered as graphical objects in original data). This step is done using standard editing tools:

Selecting entities

...then deletion


For updating existing map, select tool and click the entity for selecting it. A tooltip is displayed and gives information about selected entity layer and type. When you select modified entities, additional information are displayed:

Then click button for pasting selected entity in left-hand window and thus updating existing map:

The same steps have to be followed for all other new entities. Added entities can be handled as any other entities.


Association preferences for new entities

In File / preference / sheet you can check option to associate automatically entities to current working sheet.

Modified data

When you select a modified entity, additional information are displayed:

Here is the list of the possible displayed modifications:

Has new text

The selected entity is supporting a new text.

Uses new attribute(s) influencing:

A new attribute has been associated to the selected entity. This attribute was not present in the previous transfer.

Uses modified attribute(s) influencing:

The attribute was already associated to the selected entity in the previous transfer but its value has changed.

Used deleted attribute(s) influencing:

An attribute associated to the selected entity in the previous transfer is no longer associated the entity.

Its text uses new attribute(s) influencing:

A new attribute has been associated to the selected text or to  the text of the  selected entity. This attribute was not present in the previous transfer.

Its text uses modified attribute(s) influencing:

The attribute was already associated to text or to the text of  the selected entity in the previous transfer but its value has changed.

Here the list of the possible results of a modification:


The modification influences the associated layer / component of the selected entity


The modification influences the shape of the selected entity


The modification influences the bridges (addition or removal) of the selected entity

graphical aspect

The modification influences the graphical aspect (types association) of the selected entity

text content

The modification influences the content of the selected text or the text of the selected entity

house numbers

The modification influences house numbers information of the selected entity

traffic direction

The modification influences the traffic direction information of the selected entity


In the case of a modified entity, and depending on modification complexity, you have to choose between:

They is no predefined rule. You just have to guess which one is less time-consuming

Replacing or adding several objects in one single operation

If we focus on road numbers, obviously, it is quicker to remove and replace them all by new ones:

First you have to remove all former road numbers in current map. Select them using current type toolbar and remove them.


Then, in GIS update window, select one road number, then, using contextual menu, select [Select entities of the same type] option.


Once selected, click button to paste the selection in current map window.

To make easier the selection, the identification of the entities to be pasted, the contextual menu offers functions to hide/restore visibility or lock/unlock entities. Indeed when there are numerous entities in a small area, it is sometimes difficult to accurately select the desired entity.

Note: clicking Shift key as selecting entities permits a multi-selection:

Modified entities in current map

If entities have been modified in current map before update, or if original objet has not been modified in original file or database, these entities won't be considered as modified. We consider that a modification done when finalizing the map is a graphical modification and does not concern data itself.


Selection entities according to associated sheet

In Object / sheet association menu, you can select entities according to associated working sheet (or not). This selection is useful when you want to associate or disassociate entities to a sheet


Validating zone

When you consider the visible area has been fully checked (all new or modified entities have been updated in the existing map), you can set this zone as a validated zone.

Click the button. In the GIS Update window, click and drag the mouse to draw a validation zone. When you release the mouse the zone is visible on the screen:

If you click the button, click and drag the mouse in the GIS update window, when you release the mouse you invalidate a validated zone:

If you click the button. You validate the entire screen:

Clicking button, you invalidate all the validates zones displayed on screen. Validation color is removed.


Every time you make a modification you can save your work using the icon, the File/Save menu or the [Ctrl]+s shortcut.

During the first saving the sheet switches from the "Transferred" state to the "Edited" state if a modification had been made.

All modifications are saved into the database.