The Grid Editor | Tools | Eraser command in the grid editor assigns the NoData value (1.70141e+038) to the grid nodes within the brush. Click the Grid Editor | Tools | Eraser command to start eraser mode. The cursor changes to a crosshair with a circle to visually indicate the eraser Brush size . The Eraser command button is highlighted in yellow to indicate eraser mode as well.


Click to erase values within the circle. Click and drag to continuously erase grid values as the cursor moves across the grid. The grid Nodes, Labels, Color Fill, and Contours update automatically as you use the Erase command.


Press ESC or click another Grid Editor | Tools command to end Eraser mode.


Brush Size

The Brush size tool option controls the diameter of the tool. The Brush size specifies the diameter in number of grid cells in the X direction. The Brush size setting is located in the tools options bar at the top of the grid editor window. There are three methods for changing the Brush size:

The cursor circle increases or decreases size with the Brush size setting and zoom level. The Brush size setting is saved and persistent across multiple grid editor windows.


A Brush size of 1 makes the diameter of the brush equal to the horizontal spacing of one grid cell.

A Brush size of 3 makes the diameter of the brush equal to the horizontal spacing of three grid cells.



Each click is registered as one operation in the Undo levels list. For example, if you set the Brush size to 1 and click once on five individual grid nodes, you must use the Undo command five times to undo all the changes. However, if you click and drag once across all five grid nodes, you must only use the Undo command once to undo all the changes.


Erasing Grid Values Example

The following example will demonstrate using the Erase command to assign the NoData value to a 20x20 node section of the Demogrid.grd sample file grid with the Erase command,

  1. Click the Grid Editor | Tools | Eraser command.

  2. Set the Brush size to 20 by typing 20 in the Brush size field.

  3. Click once in the grid near node (9,9). This is approximately (1.6,1.6) in map coordinates. The cursor map coordinates are displayed in the status bar.

Many nodes can be erased in a single click when the Brush size is large.

  1. Press and hold the [ key to reduce the Brush size to 5.

  2. Click and drag around the NoData region to create a rectangle.

Click and drag with Erase to create any shape NoData region.

  1. A Brush size of 5 is too large to easily erase the final node. Change the Brush size to 1.

  2. Click the node at (19,19) in grid coordinates to create the 20x20 node NoData rectangle.

Erasing single nodes is easier when the brush size is small.



See Also

Grid Editor

Select - Grid Editor



Smooth - Grid Editor

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