Military Tools for ArcGIS 3.5

June 2019

The Military Tools for ArcGIS 3.5 release supports the following:

  • ArcGIS Pro 2.2–2.4
  • ArcMap 10.4.1–10.7.1

What's new

New functionality for Military Tools for ArcGIS is as follows:

  • Support for ArcGIS Pro 2.4
  • Support for ArcMap 10.7-10.7.1
  • Moved the Military Tools button to the Geoprocessing section of the Military Tools ribbon to provide access to the geoprocessing tools.
  • Coordinate Conversion
    • View Details window can page through a list of selected points
    • Export includes non-coordinate fields that are associated with the List
    • Added coordinate customization options to show "+/-" or "N/S/E/W" hemisphere designators
  • Distance and Direction:
    • Added gradians as a unit of measure for angles
  • Military Symbol Editor:
    • Support for MIL-STD-2525C
    • Support for APP-6(B) on ArcGIS Pro 2.4 and higher

Issues addressed

The Military Tools for ArcGIS 3.5 release fixes the issues below.

Coordinate Conversion

BugDescription

Coordinate Conversion input coordinate -- formatting lost in Northern Hemisphere

Exporting to feature class when using a custom Display Coordinate causes ArcGIS Pro to become unresponsive

Coordinate Conversion does not handle out of bounds clicks like Distance and Direction in ArcGIS Pro

Right-click in the List loses selection of multiple points

After right-click > View details, you must close the details window before interacting with the Coordinate Conversion pane

View Details window should be resizable

Columns in the View Details window in ArcGIS Pro should use 100% of the space in the window

View Details information is cut off in the title in ArcMap

Points from the List should display an empty View Details window, instead of saying "No Data"

Output coordinate layer should show coordinate value as header, display field in popup, not 0

List box should be populated in chronological order

Points [graphics] in the map display cannot be selected

Crash when exporting to KMZ on ArcGIS Pro 2.3

Progress dialog does not close on import with custom format

Distance and Direction

BugDescription

Distance unit in feature tables is not based on resource value

Cannot drag row to bottom in Range Rings Distances table

Using add-in with existing ArcGIS Pro project at a different scale causes "Spatial Index Grid Size" error

Incorrect axes labels for ellipses in ArcGIS Pro

Entering Lat/Lon Points for line in Web Mercator map produces inaccurate results and a crash in ArcMap

Visibility

BugDescription

Selecting existing feature classes for Observer/Target Points results in bad sight lines

Known issues

Known limitations of Military Tools for ArcGIS are listed below.

ArcGIS Pro

Coordinate Conversion

  • Import functionality should look through an Excel workbook to allow the user to select which worksheet to import
  • If there are points in the List that have fields different than other points in the List, only the fields from the top point are exported to FC/SHP/KML
  • Confirm Removal? dialog box does not support Dark Theme
  • When UTM or MGRS coordinates are collected directly from a grid corner they are rounded down when used again
  • Select tool does not select points that were imported from a CSV file in ArcGIS Pro
  • Coordinate Conversion add-in gives "please enter a valid coordinate" for table of valid coordinates
  • Coordinate Conversion click-selection of coordinate locations on map should match list click behavior
  • Coordinate Conversion selection of added coordinate points on maps needs bigger tolerance
  • Coordinate Conversion input coordinate -- formatting lost in Northern Hemisphere
  • Coordinate Conversion: UTM rounding issue
  • An output MGRS or USNG coordinate is not provided in the polar regions.
  • Coordinate Conversion expects components of latitude and longitude input values to be balanced

Distance and Direction

  • New feature dataset is added to the default geodatabase if the layers are not present in the table of contents.
  • Range ring radials distorted when they pass near the poles.
  • Range rings creation method drop-down menu should have a label.
  • Line creation method drop-down menu should have a label.

Military Symbol Editor

  • Only one Military Symbol Editor schema can exist in an enterprise GDB
  • Using the Military Overlay datamodel does not show symbols in legend
  • Military Symbol Editor is missing the ability to add specific required symbol attributes from Table IV of MIL-STD-2525B w/CHANGE 2
  • Country codes not displaying for 2525D

Visibility

  • Limited vertical range for RLOS inputs
  • Changing the map projection after being set to a non projected coordinate system causes failure
  • Linear Line of Sight and Radial Line of Sight cannot run in a Global Scene
  • Linear Line of sight produces inaccurate results if data frame coordinate system is changed with Visibility inputs in display

Military Tools

  • GRG From Point tool only works in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere) projection.
  • Linear Line of Sight tool output layer class labels are numeric (0, 1) on ArcGIS Pro 2.1 and 2.2, but are verbose (Not Visible, Visible) on ArcGIS Pro 2.3.

ArcMap

Coordinate Conversion

  • Import functionality should look through an Excel workbook to allow the user to select which worksheet to import
  • If there are points in the List that have fields different than other points in the List, only the fields from the top point are exported to FC/SHP/KML
  • When selecting a coordinate that has identical coordinates in the list, the point is not highlighted on the map
  • Select tool does not select points that were imported from a CSV file
  • Coordinate Conversion click-selection of coordinate locations on map should match list click behavior
  • Coordinate Conversion selection of added coordinate points on maps needs bigger tolerance
  • Coordinate Conversion input coordinate -- formatting lost in Northern Hemisphere
  • An output MGRS/USNG coordinate is not provided in the polar regions.
  • Coordinate Conversion: UTM rounding issue (1 meter off)
  • Coordinate Conversion expects components of latitude and longitude input values to be balanced
  • The diaeresis and double acute accent symbol for seconds mark are not supported

Distance and Direction

  • ConstructGeodesicCircle / ConstructGeodesicEllipse fails to return for some projections when you click outside the map extent.
  • Add-in holds on to previous coordinate system after changing the data frame coordinate system. To use a different coordinate system with the Distance and Direction add-in, close the add-in, start a new map, set the coordinate system, and open the add-in.
  • Range rings creation method drop-down menu should have a label.
  • Line creation method drop-down menu should have a label.

Military Tools

  • GRG From Point tool only works in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator (auxiliary sphere) projection.

Visibility

  • Linear Line of Sight produces no results if data frame coordinate system is changed in a session
  • Limited vertical range for RLOS inputs
  • Changing the map projection after being set to a non projected coordinate system causes failure
  • Linear Line of sight produces inaccurate results if data frame coordinate system is changed with Visibility inputs in display

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