Symbol Set Conversion

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This function is not available in the Trial version of OCAD!

Choose this command from the Map menu to replace the symbol set by a new one.

This function was developed to convert easily ISOM 2000 orienteering maps to the new map specifications ISOM 2017. But it can be used also for all other maps. The advantage of this function is that you can select which symbols (e.g. club logos, layout symbols) of your current symbol set should additionally converted to the new symbol set. This function deletes also the unused colors of the current symbol set.


The following example shows how to convert the ISOM 2000 OCAD sample map to ISOM 2017. You can find the sample map (Bürenflue_ISOM_ENG.ocd) in the OCAD program subfolder Samples.

SymbolSetConversion SampleMap.png

The map has additional symbols for the club logo in the symbol tree group 'Text and Logo'.

SymbolSetConversion ClubLogo.png

Click Symbol Set Conversion in the the Map menu to open the Symbol Set Conversion dialog form.

SymbolSetConversion DialogForm.png

Choose the New symbol set. OCAD loads all files from the OCAD program subfolder Symbol. Because the sample map has the scale 1:10'000 OCAD loads the corresponding ISOM 2017 symbol set by default.

Choose the CRT file (Cross Reference Table). OCAD loads all files from the OCAD program subfolder crt.

When changing the New symbol set or the CRT file then OCAD updates the list.

The left side of the list shows the symbols from the current file, on the right the symbols from the chosen new symbol set. A line in green color means that OCAD assign all objects of this symbol to the new one. OCAD has this information from the CRT file. For example all objects form the current symbol 104.000 will be convert to the new symbol 101.001.

SymbolSetConversion ListGreen.png

You can click on the symbol icon to choose another symbol. It is only possible to choose a symbol from the same symbol type (e.g. line symbol to line symbol).

SymbolSetConversion SymbolChooser.png

The three symbol for the club logos are not assigned to a new symbol in the CRT file. So check these three symbols. The three lines appears in blue color. This means that OCAD copy these symbols with the used colors to the new symbol set.

SymbolSetConversion ListBlue.png

A white line means that OCAD deletes this symbol, but not the objects. So the objects will be symbolized. You can click on the red rectangle to assign these objects to new symbol.

SymbolSetConversion ObjectsAssigned.png