What is Task Assistant Manager?
Task Assistant Manager allows you to create step-by-step instructions for performing various GIS tasks or workflow processes and standardize the completion of a task. These tasks can then be used to assist other GIS users in quickly and correctly completing those GIS workflows.
Task Assistant Manager can be run in two different modes:
- Task Assistant designer—Allows you to create and execute task assistant workflows
- Task Assistant user—Allows you to execute task assistant workflows
By default, the user mode is installed. However, you can change from one mode to another using administrative tools.
Task Assistant designer
The Task Assistant designer mode provides the tools and commands for designing task assistant workflows. In this mode, you can do the following with Task Assistant Manager:
- Create workflows and associate steps with commands, geoprocessing tools, layers, feature templates, or snapping settings.
- Create a configuration file that includes the data and commands needed to design the tasks for a particular workflow process.
- Associate task assistant workflows with map document (.mxd) files for all users on a local machine.
- Change settings globally for all Task Assistant Manager users on a single machine.
- Build workflows by copying and pasting existing steps.
Task Assistant user
The Task Assistant user mode provides tools for running a task assistant workflow as well as viewing the history log and help comments for task assistant workflows. In this mode, you can do the following with Task Assistant Manager:
- Open existing workflows.
- View history information for workflow steps.
- Print task assistant workflows from ArcCatalog, the Catalog window, or the Task Assistant window.
- Run existing workflows.