Associating product instances with a production database
Product instances are geographic extents on a product. Geographic extents are displayed within data frames. Depending on the product class, a map or chart may have multiple product instances, which results in multiple data frames. With product library, you have the ability to limit the scope of the maps and charts. You can do this by associating the product instances with a production database. Once you have associated product instances to a production database, you can associate each product instance with the map document data frame to allow the map document to open the instance with the corresponding production database.
This can also be used to manage the different parts of a chart being worked on by different parties.
- If necessary, start ArcMap or ArcCatalog.
- On the main menu, click Customize > Production > Production Properties.
The Production Properties dialog box appears.
- If necessary, click Data Management.
- Click the cell next to Set Tool Options.
- Click the drop-down arrow that appears.
Click the ellipsis (...) next to Instances Maintained.
The Instances Maintained dialog box appears.
Navigate to the product instances you want to associate with the production database in the Select Instances tree view.
This is the last level of the tree view.
- Check the check box next to the product instance you want to associate with the production database.
- Repeat steps 7–8 for each product instance you want to associate with the production database.
- To automatically expand the tree view to the instances you have selected, check the Expand to saved instances automatically check box.
Click OK when you are finished.
The Data Management pane appears.
You can associate each product instance with the map document data frame to allow the map document to open the instance with the corresponding production database.
The next time you open the Instances Maintained dialog box, the tree view will automatically expand to show the instances you selected.