Vr Mapping




Batch Areas (BatAre)

Type: Batch Application


Changes the layer and graphic pointer of lines that meet a user-defined search criteria. Lines will be chosen for change based on each line’s area and layer. Lines that are open can still be considered.

Detailed Description

Batch Areas is useful for identifying lines that fall within an area range. Multiple passes may be taken on the VrOne data, with each pass using a different search criteria and different target parameters. Search criteria includes a layer number lines and minimum and maximum area values. Target parameters include layer number and graphics pointer number. For each pass, any line that falls in a search layer and has an area equal to or within the minimum and maximum area values will be changed to the target parameters. It is also possible to delete lines that meet the search criteria by specifying a -1 as the target layer.

Available Key-ins





Load parameter file

Batch Area parameter file name (.baf)


Run Batch Areas




Workspaces to consider

Defines the workspaces to consider when running batch areas. This may be set to "Current only", or "All Open". NOTE: This option is not stored for each pass. It is a global setting.


Lists the available pass numbers. Highlighting a number in this list makes it the current pass number, allowing the settings for the pass to be edited in the fields to the right.


The following parameters apply to the currently selected pass.

Pass On/Off

Sets the currently selected pass on or off.

Layers to search

Sets the layers to search. This may be a number line.

Target layer

Sets the target layer to be assigned to lines that pass the search criteria. A -1 indicated that the lines should be deleted. If left blank, the layer will not be changed.

Target graphic pointer

Sets the target graphics pointer to be assigned to lines that pass the search criteria. If left blank, the graphic pointer will not be changed.

Minimum Area

Sets the minimum line area. Any lines with areas below this value will not be changed.

Maximum Area

Sets the maximum line area. Any lines with areas above this value will not be changed.

Lines must be closed

If set to Yes, only lines that are closed will be considered for changing. If set to No, all lines will be considered for changing. If a line is open, then the area will be calculated by temporarily closing the line (a segment will be added between the last and first line points).

Load Parameters

Allows parameters to be loaded from a previously saved parameter file.

Record Parameters

Records parameters to a file.

Reset Parameters

Resets all parameters to default values.


Runs the batch areas application.


Closes the dialog without running the batch areas application.