ArcGIS Toolbox Pages

The ArcGIS Toolbox pages provide elements and connectors that you can use to model ArcGIS geodatabase concepts and relationships. The ArcGIS Toolbox consists of five core pages:

Domains  - for coded value and range domains
Features and Tables - for custom feature types and tables
Network Features - to identify geometric network and topology packages
Raster - for raster datasets
Workspace - for ArcGIS workspace and spatial reference information

 

Two additional Toolboxes group the objects used specifically in creating Geometric Network and Topology diagrams.

Access     Diagram | Diagram Toolbox: More Tools | ArcGIS | Core
Diagram | Diagram Toolbox: More Tools | ArcGIS | Geometric Network
Diagram | Diagram Toolbox: More Tools | ArcGIS | Topology

 

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Description

Packages

ArcGIS Workspace

The geodatabase workspace package, which holds all the ArcGIS modeling elements.

Export the contents of this package to produce the Geodatabase XML Workspace Document, which can be imported to Esri ArcCatalog.

 

Feature Dataset

A stereotyped package that holds or organizes Point, Polyline, Polygon or Multipatch elements with the same spatial reference, geometry type and attribute fields (that is, Feature Classes).

The Feature Dataset is only created under the ArcGIS Workspace package (above); it can not be created under another Feature Dataset package.

 

Geometric Network

An extended UML Package that represents the logical relationships between features in a network system - implemented in ArcGIS as a geometric network.

 

Raster Dataset

A stereotyped package that holds or organizes the raster data (as Raster Band elements; see below).

 

Topology

An extended UML Package that represents the shared geometry of a set of Feature Classes from a Feature Dataset.

 

Elements (in alphabetical order)

 

Abstract Class

A standard UML Abstract Class, representing a concept and set of fields, that can be shared by multiple Feature Classes. Feature Classes that connect to an Abstract Class via an Inheritance relationship gain all of its fields. Since the geodatabase does not directly support Abstract Classes, inherited fields are exported into the definition of each child Feature Class when generating a schema from the model.

 

Coded Value Domain

An extended UML Class, representing a set of valid values that might apply to any type of attribute.

 

MultiPatch

An extended UML Class, representing the ArcGIS MultiPatch.

 

Point

An extended UML Class, representing the ArcGIS Point.

 

Polygon

An extended UML Class, representing the ArcGIS Polygon.

 

Polyline

An extended UML Class, representing the ArcGIS Polyline.

 

Range Domain

An extended UML Class, representing  a valid range of numeric values that might apply to a numeric type of attribute.

 

Raster Band

An extended UML Class, representing one layer of a matrix of cell values.

Every Raster Dataset (above) contains one or more Raster Bands.

 

Raster Catalog

An extended UML Class, representing a collection of Raster Datasets in the geodatabase.

 

Raster StorageDef

An extended UML Class, representing the storage properties for a Raster value in the geodatabase; this information is required when a Raster Dataset package element is created (see above).

 

Spatial Reference

An extended UML Class that defines the spatial reference information of your schema, such as a coordinate system and XYTolerance.

You can define one or more Spatial Reference elements, which you link to other ArcGIS elements via their Spatial Reference Tagged Value.

 

Subtype

An extended UML Class, holding a subset of the attributes of an element in the Feature Dataset (see above).

 

Table (Object Class)

An extended UML Class, representing a collection of nonspatial data of the same type or Class.

 

Relationships (in alphabetical order)

 

Connectivity Rule (Edge-Edge)

An extended UML N-ary Association that models the valid relationships between edge elements in a Geometric Network.

For an example, see Connectivity Rule Examples.

 

Connectivity Rule (Edge-Junction)

An extended UML Association that models the valid relationships between edge and junction elements in a Geometric Network.

For an example, see Connectivity Rule Examples.

 

Generalization

Indicates inheritance from the specific classifier to a general classifier.

 

Relationship Class

An extended UML Association, providing the relationship between:

Two elements in the Feature Dataset, or
An element in the Feature Dataset and an Object Class element

 

Relationship Class

An extended UML Association Class, providing the attributed relationship between:

Two elements in the Feature Dataset, or
An element in the Feature Dataset and an Object Class element

 

Relationship Rule

An extended UML Association that determines which subtypes can be related in the geodatabase.

 

Subtype

An extended UML Association, providing the relationship between a Feature Class element and a Subtype element.

 

Attributes (in alphabetical order)

 

Attribute Index

An extended UML Attribute that represents the ArcGIS Attribute Index.

 

Domain Coded Value

An extended UML Attribute that specifies the value of an ArcGIS Coded Value Domain.

 

Field

An extended UML Attribute that represents an ArcGIS field of the geodatabase, in a Table or Feature Class.

 

Spatial Index

An extended UML Attribute that represents the ArcGIS Spatial Index.

 

Subtype Field

An extended UML Attribute that represents the subtype field of an ArcGIS Table or Feature Class.