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Making a cloud type data frame, similar to CADD

August 18 2009 | 0 comments
Categories: Cartographic Effects

I want to cloud a data frame so that it looks like a cloud call out on a drawing. This is very similar to the CADD function called "Revision Cloud Tool".

Mapping Center Answer:

If you can create a feature that is in the shape of the cloud that you want, you can use that as a clipping extent for the data frame.

On the data frame properties dialog box, show the Data Frame tab, and just past half way down is a Clip to Shape option. 

So, yes, this sort of thing is possible, but no, there is not an automatic way to just do it.

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