Updates the reference scale of an existing annotation feature class.
Before an annotation feature class can have its reference scale updated, it must be upgraded to the current release using the Upgrade Dataset tool.
Versioned annotation feature classes cannot have their reference scale updated.
Changing the reference scale of an annotation feature class is an intensive operation that requires an update of every feature's bounding box geometry.
An ArcGIS Desktop Standard or ArcGIS Desktop Advanced license is required to update the reference scale of a feature-linked annotation feature class.
This tool modifies the input data. See Tools that do not create output datasets for more information and strategies to avoid undesired data changes.
UpdateAnnotationReferenceScale_cartography (in_anno_features, reference_scale)
The input annotation features.
The annotation feature class reference scale to be updated.
The following Python window script demonstrates how to use the UpdateAnnotationReferenceScale tool in immediate mode.
import arcpy arcpy.cartography.UpdateAnnotationReferenceScale("C:/data/Canada.gdb/cities", 4000000)
- ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Yes
- ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
- ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes