Military Tools for ArcGIS 3.6

October 2019

The Military Tools for ArcGIS 3.6 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:

  • On ArcGIS Pro 2.4 and newer, the Military Tools toolbox appears as a system toolbox without using the Python Package Manager

Military Symbol Editor

  • Full Symbol ID Codes are displayed for symbols built using the Military Symbol Editor
  • Full Symbol ID Codes can be copied from the Military Symbol Editor

Issues addressed

The Military Tools for ArcGIS 3.6 release fixes the issues below.

Coordinate Conversion

BugDescription

Confirm Removal? dialog box does not support Dark Theme

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/KMZ

Export to KMZ output symbols are too small

Add-in fails if .mxd opens with the Coordinate Conversion pane already open

Rename buttons for importing and exporting an Output list

Distance and Direction

BugDescription

Rename Clear and Save As buttons

User should be presented with warning when using invalid names to export

Opening saved .mxd with add-in from file explorer causes ArcMap crash

Military Symbol Editor

BugDescription

Signature Equipment and Country display as specified for MIL-STD-2525B Change2, MIL-STD-2525C, MIL-STD-2525D, APP-6(B), and APP-6(D)

Support for Direction of Movement Indicator for MIL-STD-2525B Change2, MIL-STD-2525C, MIL-STD-2525D, APP-6(B), and APP-6(D)

Delete favorite leaves Military Symbol Editor in inconsistent state

Military Tools

BugDescription

Table To Point should handle projected coordinates as well as notations

Table to Polygon tool fails in both ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro

Visibility

BugDescription

Give pre-emptive data frame/surface spatial reference mismatch error message

Buttons do not support dark theme

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

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

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.
  • On ArcMap 10.5.1-10.7 the 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

  • For ArcMap 10.5.1-10.7 Linear Line of Sight produces no results if data frame coordinate system is changed in a session
  • Limited vertical range for RLOS inputs
  • For ArcMap 10.5.1-10.7 Linear Line of sight produces inaccurate results if data frame coordinate system is changed with Visibility inputs in display

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