Introduction

Hey there! You’re looking at the official documentation of symbol.army the Military Symbol Generator to create, modify and share military symbols.

Start of App

In order to get started, navigate to symbol.army [www.symbol.army] or click the blue 'Start App' button in the top right corner of this page.



1. Select Workmode

On the first start of the web application you will be prompted to select the workmode:

It is possible to choose between 'International' (NATO) Symbology Library and the 'Extended' Symbology Library. The 'Extended' library includes the military symbols defined in MIL-STD-2525 as well as the additional Swiss country specific military symbols. More information on the different Military Symbology Libraries can be found in the General Options article.



2. Main Window

After selecting the workmode the main window of the Military Symbol Generator is loaded:

Main window of Military Symbol Generator [symbol.army]

Functions in Main Window

The following major functions can be accessed in the main window of the Military Symbol Generator:

Icon Function Description
symbol.army Button - Military Symbology Search
MSS Symbol Search Function to search for the base symbol. A click on the button openes the search dialog.
symbol.army Button - Military Symbol Editor
MSS Symbol Editor Editor to add Modifiers and Attributes to the base symbol. More information on the MSS Symbol Editor can be found this article.
symbol.army Button - Edit Reference Points of Military Symbols
Point Editor Editor to modify, add or remove reference points for tactical Graphics (line, areas, corridores, ...). Check the following article for more information this article.
symbol.army Button - Save Military Symbol as Image
Download Symbol
as Image File
Starts download of the Military Symbol displayed in the Main Window as an image (vector and pixel format). Check the following article for more information this article.
symbol.army Button - Share Military Symbol
Share Symbol
via URL
Function to create an link (URL) to share the Military Symbol displayed in the Main Window. More information on the function can be found here.
ymbol.army Button - Options
Options Sub-Window to set the Symbol Format Options as well as the general Options for the Web Application.
symbol.army Button - Reset
Delete Symbol Function to reset the Military Symbol in the Main Window of the Symbol Generator.
symbol.army Button - Open Documentation
Documentation Documentation of the Military Symbol Generator can be accessed using the Info - Button.