Creating master-slave relationships
Hierarchical relationships have designated master and slave features. A master-slave relationship is created to relate features comprising a navigational aid. Navigational aids are composed of two basic types of objects: structures and equipment. The structure object is considered the master feature, and all the related equipment the slave features. A lighted buoy is a good example of a master-slave relationship. The buoy is a master structure with different equipment attached to it, such as lights and navigational devices, which are considered slave features.
To create a master-slave relationship between two points, the two point features must share the same x,y geometry values. However, when line, area, and point geometry type features are grouped into a master-slave relationship, they do not have to share similar geometry values. There could be more than one slave feature, but only one master feature is allowed in a relationship. If you have selected two or more master features when creating a master-slave relationship, you have to choose which one is the master feature from the selection, and the remaining master features become slave features in the relationship.
- Start ArcMap.Sugerencia:
If the ArcMap - Getting Started dialog box appears, you can open a new or existing map document. You can also check the Do not show this dialog box in the future check box and click Open.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Production Editing.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Toolbars > Nautical.
Click the Production Start Editing button on the Production Editing toolbar.
The Manage Features and Create Attributes, Update Attributes, or Metadata Attributes windows automatically appear when you start an edit session using the Production Start Editing tool.Sugerencia:
If the Create Attributes, Update Attributes, or Metadata Attributes window does not appear when you start an edit session, click the Show/Hide Attributes button on the Manage Features window.
- Select features from which to create one relationship.
Click the Relationship Manager button on the Nautical toolbar.
The Relationship Manager window appears.
Right-click Master/Slave(s) in the tree view and click Create.
The new master-slave relationship appears in the tree view if you selected only one master feature.
Follow the rest of the steps if you selected more than one master feature.
- Choose the appropriate master feature from the Select Master dialog box.
The new master-slave relationship appears in the tree view of the Relationship Manager window.