What’s New in ArcGIS Pro – 10 Tips & Tricks, 11 Training Resources and Everything you need to know to go Pro

Have you made the move to ArcGIS Pro? Are you wondering what’s new? If you were at the 2017 ESRIUC or perhaps you watched the event unfold over the Internet via Twitter and through the many shared videos, then you likely noticed that there was much focus placed on ArcGIS Pro – indeed, this is the future of Esri’s development efforts. According to Esri, Pro is built for usability and performance, with a modern user interface and combined 2D and 3D visualization, 64bit architecture, project-based workflow environment and deep integration with ArcGIS platform capabilities like analysis and sharing.

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Getting started is easy as you can import existing maps from ArcMap, Scene, or Globe (will integrate seamlessly/import) , mxd sxd 3dd maps layouts symbology, scenes, models and more will all come into Pro seamlessly 

Upon our return from ESRIUC we noticed there was a timely webinar on ArcGIS Pro delivered by the folks at Esri Canada. The live session titled “ArcGIS Pro Tips & Tricks, delivered by Mike Gregotski (@mgregotski)  and Christina Xing (@XingChristina) discussed the merits and benefits of ArcGIS Pro and touched on a number of the top reasons to make the move and adopt Pro in your organization. We picked up on 10 useful tips about the benefits of ArcGIS Pro:

  1. ArcGIS Pro is a 64 bit architecture and takes the user to a “Project Centric” mindset from the traditional map centric mindset
  2. In the familiar ArcMap environment the user is used to working with .mxd files, whereas in Pro the switch is to a .aprx project. The .aprx can contain multiple maps, scenes, and layouts.
  3. Using the Project (.aprx) templates, users will maintain key folder DB connections
  4. Users can utilize a handy editing grid to help line up features while editing. Rotate the grid accordingly, snap features to the grid and more.
  5. Esily set grid color, spacing, dynamic scaling, snap to grid for efficient feature creation
  6. Users will appreciate the ability to link 2D and 3D views
  7. The Bookmark manager is a simple and efficient way to navigate your maps
  8. Users can import 3D bookmarks to create stunning animations or tours.
  9. Tasks are pre-configured workflows for repeat use or sharing with other users within your organization. Tasks are built using the “Task Designer”
  10. Edits are saved automatically based on time lapsed or operations completed.

Bonus User Tip: Create your projects in the same location as your data.

Users note, some geoprocessing tools in Pro will consume user credits

You can access the recording of this fine webinar from Esri Canada HERE

What is ArcGIS Pro?

ArcGIS Pro is included with ArcMap as a part of ArcGIS Desktop. This 64-bit addition to the ArcGIS Desktop collection of applications lets you render and process your data faster than ever. Import map documents (.mxd), scenes (.sxd), and globes (.3DD) into ArcGIS Pro and save them as projects (.aprx). You can use and share services published with ArcGIS Pro via ArcMap. Also, run ArcMap side by side with ArcGIS Pro on the same machine. This means you can use both ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap to access and work with local data and online services. Default licensing for ArcGIS Pro is managed via your ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS account. See more HERE

ArcGIS Pro is now at Version 2.0 – see what’s new here

More ArcGIS Pro Training Tips

Interested in additional online training and learning resources to help you move to ArcGIS Pro? Enjoy this fine Map Series from Esri  – 11 ArcGIS Pro training tips


ArcGIS Pro Video from ESRIUC

 ArcGIS Pro 2.0 Top 10 – Step through the Top 10 features of ArcGIS Pro that have been requested by users

Of interest, a transcript from the ArcGIS pro panel discussion

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