Input Building Layers
The input layers containing building features that may be in conflict or smaller than allowable size. Buildings can be either points or polygons. Buildings will be modified to resolve conflicts with other buildings and with barrier features.
When point building layers are used as inputs, the Angle property of the marker symbol layer must be set to a field in the feature class. This field will store the rotation adjustments
The field that stores the invisibility values that can be used to remove some buildings from display to resolve symbol conflicts. Buildings with a value of 1 will be removed from display; those with a value of zero will not be removed. Use a definition query on the layer to display visible buildings only. No features are deleted.
Input Barrier Layers
The layers containing the linear or polygon features that are conflict barriers for input building features. Buildings will be modified to resolve conflicts between buildings and barriers. The orient value is Boolean, specifying whether buildings will be oriented to the barrier layer.
Gap specifies the distance that buildings will move toward or away from the barrier layer. A unit must be entered with the value.
If no unit is entered with the gap value (that is, 10 instead of 10 meters), the linear unit from the input feature's coordinate system will be used.
The minimum allowable distance between symbolized buildings at scale. Buildings that are closer together will be displaced or hidden to enforce this distance. The minimum allowable distance is set relative to the reference scale (that is, 15 meters at 1:50,000 scale). The value is 0 if the reference scale is not set.
Minimum Allowable Building Size
The minimum allowable size of the shortest side of a rotated best-fit bounding box around the symbolized building feature drawn at the reference scale. Buildings with a bounding box side smaller than this value will be enlarged to meet it. Resizing may occur nonproportionally, resulting in a change to the building morphology.
The field that contains hierarchical ranking of feature importance in which 1 is very important and larger integers reflect decreasing importance. A value of 0 (zero) causes the building to retain visibility, although it may be moved somewhat to resolve conflicts. If this parameter is not used, feature importance will be assessed by the tool based on perimeter length and proximity to barrier features.
The updated input features.