Transform

The Transform panel of the Contents pane allows free-form manipulation of values in fields in tables. By manipulating the value of geom fields in tables used to drive drawings, the Transform panel also manipulates objects in drawings. Likewise, by manipulating the value of tile fields in tables used to drive images, the Transform panel also manipulates pixel values in images. 

Essential Topics

Contents Pane

The Contents pane host the Transform panel.

Contents - Transform

Getting started with the Transform panel.

Transform Templates

Gateway topic to extensive sub-topics detailing the use of Transform panel templates for use with drawings and images as well as data types including Binary, Boolean, Datetime, Geom, Numeric, Text and Tile data types.

Transform Options

A sub-dialog of the Transform dialog which specifies how fields are combined or transferred when using the Transform dialog  to create new components.

Transform: Center and Centroids

A discussion with illustrations of the various centroid templates in the Transform dialog.

Transform: Escape Templates

A discussion with illustrations of the various templates that facilitate working with escape characters in the Transform dialog.

Transform: Overlay

Spatial overlays allow the transfer of attributes between objects based on spatial relationships such as intersections, adjacency and so on.

Transform: Overlay Topology

Topology overlays utilize objects to manipulate other objects, such as clipping some objects by their intersection with others.

Transform: Voronoi Diagrams

Voronoi diagrams provide a useful analytic framework in many tasks.