This is the last of the #MapInfoMonday posts during the release week of MapInfo Pro v2023. In this article, I will take you through some of the usability improvements we have implemented. I also want to highlight a few of the newer tools in the MapInfo Marketplace that can help you get more out of MapInfo Pro.
These improvement suggestions have been brought to our attention in various ways. They come in through the Precisely Ideas website, from discussions on the Knowledge Community, through our Support Team, during talks with customers in meetings and at webinars/seminars, and via direct emails to our team.
We made a number of improvements to the Explorer window.
You can now turn the visibility on and off for the Cosmetic layer via the Layer List. Personally, this is one of my favorite improvements. I have countless times needed to do this.
In the Table List, we have added a small lock icon to the tables that are read-only. You will find this lock on the right side.
As I mentioned in the article on support for M & Z values, we now have different icons for tables that do and don't support M/Z. You find these icons on the left side of the table names.
In the browser window, we have added an additional menu item to the context menu to make it easier to move to the selected record.
The feature to find the selected records is not new. We have just highlighted it by adding a menu to it.
We have added the option for users to specify a label expression for gridline layers. Earlier this was disabled and controlled by the gridline feature.
The temporary table Gridline has these three columns:
You can use an expression like this to see the various values: GridLabel + "_" + Str$(LineType) + "_" + Str$(LabelPosition)
GridLabel + "_" + Str$(LineType) + "_" + Str$(LabelPosition)
You modify the Label Expression via the Layer Properties dialog for the Gridline layer. You can access the Label Expression dialog on the Label Display tab. In the example below, the labels have been shortened for all lines where the coordinate isn't "dividable" with 5,000,000.
Keep in mind that the column GridLabel is a string column.
In the MapInfo Marketplace, there have been updates to a number of tools and we have also added some new ones.
These are just some of the updated and new tools.
We have also included several new tools with the MapInfo Pro installer. You will find these tools in the Tools window.
Finally, MapCAD has been updated with a tool that allows you to mirror the selected object on an axis drawn by the tool
If you want to give the new version of MapInfo Pro a try, grab a 30-day trial version and take it out for a spin. We would love your feedback!
As I mentioned above this is one of several #MapInfoMonday articles about the new features of MapInfo Pro v2023. We'll keep an updated list of the articles in this post: MapInfo Monday: MapInfo Pro v2023.
------------------------------Peter Horsbøll MøllerPrincipal Presales Consultant | Distinguished EngineerPrecisely | Trust in Data------------------------------