Applying an Element Template to a SHP reference file
Element Templates can be assigned to a referenced SHP file. Following is an extract from the Help file.
You can assign a template to an SHP reference attachment. The Element Template setting is available in the list box of the References dialog. The template settings for color, weight, style, and level are applied to the reference file. Also, if a cell is defined in the template, it replaces the point elements in SHP files.
Display after applying Element Template
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