Nautical properties

When working with the Nautical Solution, you can configure how certain tools behave and what rules they should use. These properties are set once after theNautical Solution has been installed. These properties are not to be set again unless using different database connections or a new version of Nautical Solution is installed. The following properties are set on the Nautical Properties pane of the Production Properties dialog box.

Production Properties dialog box
Production Properties dialog box



Default setting


Cascade Master/Slave Deletes Activated

  • False—You are asked each time you delete a master feature if you want to delete the associated slave features.
  • True—All associated slave features are deleted automatically when a master feature is removed.



Cascade Master/Slave Moves Activated

  • True—All attached slave or master features are automatically placed at the new geographic location of the moved feature.
  • False—You are asked each time you move the master or slave feature if you want to move the associated slave or master features.



Group Soundings Type

  • Off—Creates a unique group and places new or modified sounding features; features are not put into an existing group.
  • First Match—Groups a newly created or modified sounding feature arbitrarily with the group first found as a match for attributes, regardless of proximity to the sounding.
  • Nearest—Adds a newly created or modified sounding feature to the closest group in proximity that also matches its attributes.
  • User Defined—Displays a list of sounding groups with matching attributes, allowing you to choose into which group to place the newly created or modified sounding feature.



Compilation Scale Value

The value set determines the default value to be populated in the Compilation Scale field for an inserted feature during an edit session.



Show Compilation Scale Message Box

  • True—A message box notifying you of the compilation scale you will be editing in (according to the Compilation Scale Value you set) appears each time you start or stop editing and when you save edits.
  • False—Turns off the message box.



Agency/FIDS Property

Indicates what naming/numbering convention features use when they are created.



Product XML file location

Location where all the product XML configuration files are stored.

Populated based on installation location


Reshape Shared Edges Show Config

  • True—The Configuration dialog box appears when the Reshape Shared Edges tool is run.
  • False—The configuration dialog box does not appear when the Reshape Shared Edges tool is run; instead, it goes straight to the Reshape Shared Edges dialog box.



SCAMIN XML file location

The location of the XML file that defines the set of rules used by the SCAMIN tool.

Populates path based on installation location


Unit Conversion

Unit conversion and rounding rules allow data values to be stored as different units without the loss of information when imported and/or edited in the geodatabase.



Central Database Repository

When creating products using product library, this property should be pointing to your Nautical Information System (NIS) database so the different processes in product library can access the central database (NIS) to extract data and create the replica connections from NIS to the product.


Yes, but only for the enterprise production environment

The table below shows the nautical properties and options or descriptions for setting them.

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