DimensionLayer

AMD: require(["esri/layers/DimensionLayer"], (DimensionLayer) => { /* code goes here */ });
ESM: import DimensionLayer from "@arcgis/core/layers/DimensionLayer";
Class: esri/layers/DimensionLayer
Inheritance: DimensionLayer Layer Accessor
Since: ArcGIS API for JavaScript 4.25

The dimension layer displays measurement annotations of lengths and distances in a 3D SceneView.

The dimensions can be created interactively or programmatically into a DimensionAnalysis object, which then is set as the DimensionLayer's source.

// create analysis with dimensions
const dimensionAnalysis = new DimensionAnalysis({
   dimensions: [
     new LengthDimension({
       startPoint: new Point({ }),
       endPoint: new Point({ })
     })
   ]
});
// add analysis to the layer and style it
const dimensionLayer = new DimensionLayer({
   source: dimensionAnalysis,
   style: new DimensionSimpleStyle({
     color: "white"
   }),
});

// add layer to scene view
view.map.add(dimensionLayer);

Use the DimensionLayerView to retrieve the dimensioning results.

// retrieve measured results from the layer view
view.whenLayerView(dimensionLayer).then(dimensionLayerView => {
  const results = dimensionLayerView.results;
});

To start adding length dimensions interactively to the layer, make the DimensionLayerView interactive or use the DimensionLayerView.createLengthDimensions() method.

view.whenLayerView(dimensionLayer).then(dimensionLayerView => {
  dimensionLayerView.createLengthDimensions();
});

The dimension layer can be grouped with other layers and when a LayerList widget is used, the dimension layer appears in the list. It can be saved to a WebScene or added to Slides.

Known Limitations

  • DimensionLayer is only supported in a 3D SceneView.
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Constructors

new DimensionLayer(properties)
Parameter
properties Object
optional

See the properties for a list of all the properties that may be passed into the constructor.

Example
const dimensionLayer = new DimensionLayer();

Property Overview

Any properties can be set, retrieved or listened to. See the Working with Properties topic.
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Name Type Summary Class
String

The name of the class.

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Accessor
Extent

The full extent of the layer which contains all dimensions referenced by the layer.

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DimensionLayer
String

The unique ID assigned to the layer.

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Layer
String

Indicates how the layer should display in the LayerList widget.

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Layer
Boolean

Indicates whether the layer's resources have loaded.

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Layer
Error

The Error object returned if an error occurred while loading.

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Layer
String

Represents the status of a load operation.

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Layer
Object[]

A list of warnings which occurred while loading.

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Layer
DimensionAnalysis

The analysis object that stores the dimension shapes.

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DimensionLayer
SpatialReference

The spatial reference of the layer.

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DimensionLayer
DimensionSimpleStyle

The style defines how the dimension objects of this layer are displayed.

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DimensionLayer
String

The title of the layer used to identify it in places such as the LayerList widget.

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DimensionLayer
String For DimensionLayer the type is always "dimension". more detailsDimensionLayer
Boolean

Indicates if the layer is visible in the View.

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Layer

Property Details

declaredClass Stringreadonly inherited

The name of the class. The declared class name is formatted as esri.folder.className.

fullExtent Extentreadonly

The full extent of the layer which contains all dimensions referenced by the layer.

The unique ID assigned to the layer. If not set by the developer, it is automatically generated when the layer is loaded.

listMode String inherited

Indicates how the layer should display in the LayerList widget. The possible values are listed below.

Value Description
show The layer is visible in the table of contents.
hide The layer is hidden in the table of contents.
hide-children If the layer is a GroupLayer, BuildingSceneLayer, KMLLayer, MapImageLayer, TileLayer or WMSLayer, hide the children layers from the table of contents.

Possible Values:"show"|"hide"|"hide-children"

Default Value:"show"
loaded Booleanreadonly inherited

Indicates whether the layer's resources have loaded. When true, all the properties of the object can be accessed.

Default Value:false
loadError Errorreadonly inherited

The Error object returned if an error occurred while loading.

Default Value:null
loadStatus Stringreadonly inherited

Represents the status of a load operation.

Value Description
not-loaded The object's resources have not loaded.
loading The object's resources are currently loading.
loaded The object's resources have loaded without errors.
failed The object's resources failed to load. See loadError for more details.

Possible Values:"not-loaded"|"loading"|"failed"|"loaded"

Default Value:not-loaded
loadWarnings Object[]readonly inherited

A list of warnings which occurred while loading.

The analysis object that stores the dimension shapes.

spatialReference SpatialReferencereadonly

The spatial reference of the layer. The spatial reference is derived from the source.

The style defines how the dimension objects of this layer are displayed.

This is an alias for the style of the source.

title String

The title of the layer used to identify it in places such as the LayerList widget.

If a layer is loaded as part of a webmap or a webscene, then the title of the layer as stored in the webmap/webscene will be used.

type Stringreadonly

For DimensionLayer the type is always "dimension".

visible Boolean inherited

Indicates if the layer is visible in the View. When false, the layer may still be added to a Map instance that is referenced in a view, but its features will not be visible in the view.

Default Value:true
Example
// The layer is no longer visible in the view
layer.visible = false;

Method Overview

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Name Return Type Summary Class

Adds one or more handles which are to be tied to the lifecycle of the object.

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Accessor

Cancels a load() operation if it is already in progress.

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Layer
Promise<LayerView>

Called by the views, such as MapView and SceneView, when the layer is added to the Map.layers collection and a layer view must be created for it.

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Layer

Destroys the layer and any associated resources (including its portalItem, if it is a property on the layer).

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Layer
Boolean

Emits an event on the instance.

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Layer
Promise<object>

Fetches custom attribution data for the layer when it becomes available.

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Layer
Boolean

Indicates whether there is an event listener on the instance that matches the provided event name.

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Layer
Boolean

Returns true if a named group of handles exist.

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Accessor
Boolean

isFulfilled() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is fulfilled (either resolved or rejected).

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Layer
Boolean

isRejected() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is rejected.

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Layer
Boolean

isResolved() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is resolved.

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Layer
Promise

Loads the resources referenced by this class.

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Layer
Object

Registers an event handler on the instance.

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Layer

Removes a group of handles owned by the object.

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Accessor
Promise

when() may be leveraged once an instance of the class is created.

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Layer

Method Details

addHandles(handleOrHandles, groupKey)inherited

Adds one or more handles which are to be tied to the lifecycle of the object. The handles will be removed when the object is destroyed.

// Manually manage handles
const handle = reactiveUtils.when(
  () => !view.updating,
  () => {
    wkidSelect.disabled = false;
  },
  { once: true }
);

// Handle gets removed when the object is destroyed.
this.addHandles(handle);
Parameters
handleOrHandles WatchHandle|WatchHandle[]

Handles marked for removal once the object is destroyed.

groupKey *
optional

Key identifying the group to which the handles should be added. All the handles in the group can later be removed with Accessor.removeHandles(). If no key is provided the handles are added to a default group.

cancelLoad()inherited

Cancels a load() operation if it is already in progress.

createLayerView(view, options){Promise<LayerView>}inherited

Called by the views, such as MapView and SceneView, when the layer is added to the Map.layers collection and a layer view must be created for it. This method is used internally and there is no use case for invoking it directly.

Parameters
view *

The parent view.

options Object
optional

An object specifying additional options. See the object specification table below for the required properties of this object.

Specification
signal AbortSignal
optional

A signal to abort the creation of the layerview.

Returns
Type Description
Promise<LayerView> Resolves with a LayerView instance.
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destroy()inherited

Destroys the layer and any associated resources (including its portalItem, if it is a property on the layer). The layer can no longer be used once it has been destroyed.

The destroyed layer will be removed from its parent object like Map, WebMap, WebScene, Basemap, Ground, or GroupLayer.

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emit(type, event){Boolean}inherited

Emits an event on the instance. This method should only be used when creating subclasses of this class.

Parameters
type String

The name of the event.

event Object
optional

The event payload.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean true if a listener was notified
fetchAttributionData(){Promise<object>}inherited

Fetches custom attribution data for the layer when it becomes available.

Returns
Type Description
Promise<object> Resolves to an object containing custom attribution data for the layer.
hasEventListener(type){Boolean}inherited

Indicates whether there is an event listener on the instance that matches the provided event name.

Parameter
type String

The name of the event.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Returns true if the class supports the input event.
hasHandles(groupKey){Boolean}inherited

Returns true if a named group of handles exist.

Parameter
groupKey *
optional

A group key.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Returns true if a named group of handles exist.
Example
// Remove a named group of handles if they exist.
if (obj.hasHandles("watch-view-updates")) {
  obj.removeHandles("watch-view-updates");
}
isFulfilled(){Boolean}inherited

isFulfilled() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is fulfilled (either resolved or rejected). If it is fulfilled, true will be returned.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Indicates whether creating an instance of the class has been fulfilled (either resolved or rejected).
isRejected(){Boolean}inherited

isRejected() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is rejected. If it is rejected, true will be returned.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Indicates whether creating an instance of the class has been rejected.
isResolved(){Boolean}inherited

isResolved() may be used to verify if creating an instance of the class is resolved. If it is resolved, true will be returned.

Returns
Type Description
Boolean Indicates whether creating an instance of the class has been resolved.
load(signal){Promise}inherited

Loads the resources referenced by this class. This method automatically executes for a View and all of the resources it references in Map if the view is constructed with a map instance.

This method must be called by the developer when accessing a resource that will not be loaded in a View.

The load() method only triggers the loading of the resource the first time it is called. The subsequent calls return the same promise.

It's possible to provide a signal to stop being interested into a Loadable instance load status. When the signal is aborted, the instance does not stop its loading process, only cancelLoad can abort it.

Parameter
signal AbortSignal
optional

Signal object that can be used to abort the asynchronous task. The returned promise will be rejected with an Error named AbortError when an abort is signaled. See also AbortController for more information on how to construct a controller that can be used to deliver abort signals.

Returns
Type Description
Promise Resolves when the resources have loaded.
on(type, listener){Object}inherited

Registers an event handler on the instance. Call this method to hook an event with a listener.

Parameters

An event or an array of events to listen for.

listener Function

The function to call when the event fires.

Returns
Type Description
Object Returns an event handler with a remove() method that should be called to stop listening for the event(s).
Property Type Description
remove Function When called, removes the listener from the event.
Example
view.on("click", function(event){
  // event is the event handle returned after the event fires.
  console.log(event.mapPoint);
});
removeHandles(groupKey)inherited

Removes a group of handles owned by the object.

Parameter
groupKey *
optional

A group key or an array or collection of group keys to remove.

Example
obj.removeHandles(); // removes handles from default group

obj.removeHandles("handle-group");
obj.removeHandles("other-handle-group");
when(callback, errback){Promise}inherited

when() may be leveraged once an instance of the class is created. This method takes two input parameters: a callback function and an errback function. The callback executes when the instance of the class loads. The errback executes if the instance of the class fails to load.

Parameters
callback Function
optional

The function to call when the promise resolves.

errback Function
optional

The function to execute when the promise fails.

Returns
Type Description
Promise Returns a new promise for the result of callback that may be used to chain additional functions.
Example
// Although this example uses MapView, any class instance that is a promise may use when() in the same way
let view = new MapView();
view.when(function(){
  // This function will execute once the promise is resolved
}, function(error){
  // This function will execute if the promise is rejected due to an error
});

Event Overview

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Name Type Summary Class
{view: View,layerView: LayerView}

Fires after the layer's LayerView is created and rendered in a view.

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Layer
{view: View,error: Error}

Fires when an error emits during the creation of a LayerView after a layer has been added to the map.

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Layer
{view: View,layerView: LayerView}

Fires after the layer's LayerView is destroyed and no longer renders in a view.

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Layer

Event Details

layerview-createinherited

Fires after the layer's LayerView is created and rendered in a view.

Properties
view View

The view in which the layerView was created.

layerView LayerView

The LayerView rendered in the view representing the layer in layer.

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Example
// This function will fire each time a layer view is created for this
// particular view.
layer.on("layerview-create", function(event){
  // The LayerView for the layer that emitted this event
  event.layerView;
});
layerview-create-errorinherited

Fires when an error emits during the creation of a LayerView after a layer has been added to the map.

Properties
view View

The view that failed to create a layerview for the layer emitting this event.

error Error

An error object describing why the layer view failed to create.

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Example
// This function fires when an error occurs during the creation of the layer's layerview
layer.on("layerview-create-error", function(event) {
  console.error("LayerView failed to create for layer with the id: ", layer.id, " in this view: ", event.view);
});
layerview-destroyinherited

Fires after the layer's LayerView is destroyed and no longer renders in a view.

Properties
view View

The view in which the layerView was destroyed.

layerView LayerView

The destroyed LayerView representing the layer.

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