Ideas in ArcGIS Pro 2.3

Blog Post created by KKramer-esristaff Employee on Jan 17, 2019

ArcGIS Pro 2.3 is a huge release in all regards, not least of which in terms of how many customer requests we were able to pack in.  In the past couple of years I've tried to do a "roll-up" of the ideas that are in each release, and which have had status updates.  As I began on that journey for ArcGIS Pro 2.3 (I hope that you understand my reference to it as a journey after you watch the video), putting together another really long list just didn't feel right.  I couldn't get on board.  Might there be a better, more engaging way to show you all the cool stuff that you can look forward to?


Here's what I came up with:



I hope you like video.  But I know, you still want the list!  We all learn differently, so here's the list (with the time in the video where you can see the idea for all of you type-A's out there who just want to go straight to the idea you submitted or voted for).


Configure ArcGIS Pro Default Scene Elevation Surface (0:07)

Pro: Show Portal Content in Catalog View

Ability to overwrite previous rectified images (0:13)

Printing from ArcGIS Pro (0:20)

Building Label Classes by Symbology (0:26)

Clip to UTM zone boundary set as default (0:34)

Follow Feature during Annotation Construction (0:46)

Add Multiple Favorites to ArcGIS Pro Project at once (0:51)

Strip Map Index Features in ArcPro (1:00)

Explain what other specific tools require map view to be enabled in Online doucmentation (1:07)

ArcGIS Pro upgrade confusing messages (1:13)

Extend Recent Projects List (1:20)

Ability to edit the WFS connection in PRO (1:27)

ArcGIS Pro Pin Projects To Launch Screen (1:31)

Enable WFS Publish for ArcGIS Pro/ArcGIS Enterprise (1:43)

Make Add Outputs to Map Optional (1:48)

Improve Labeling Capability for Data Clock in ArcGIS Pro (1:54)

Columns & Margins in Polygon Text Elements (1:58)

Columned Text Editing Options in ArcGIS Pro! (duplicate, 1:58)

Manage Tile Cache with ArcPro Map as Source (2:09)

Dimensioning Feature Class Edit In ArcGIS PRO (2:25)

ArcGIS Pro Attribute Rules Calculation Order (2:48)

Replace Sketch editing context command needed for ArcGIS Pro (3:04)

Better (ArcMap quality) layout for ModelBuilder models in ArcGIS Pro (3:10)

ArcGIS Pro Georeferencing Needs Input XY & DMS Options (3:17)

When adding a GIS server connection to Pro should default to https (3:28)

Pro: Fillet Tool is Missing (3:33)

Create Shapefiles without using Create Feature Class Tool (3:42)

Warning or Error when running a field calculation with text that is more characters than field will hold (3:47)

ArcGIS Pro: Allow panning and zooming while using the "Select by Polygon" tool (3:51)

Add Toolbox into Modelbuilder (4:01)

Report Exporting on all GIS Data- Not just Survey123 (4:16)

Heat Map Symbology Options in ArcGIS Pro (4:20)

Ctrl-Double Click to open attribute table in ArcGIS Pro (4:33)

Save Feature Classes to in_memory workspace in ArcGIS Pro Map (4:43)

Flicker command, go to XY in ArcGIS Pro (4:58)

Split irregular polygons into equal parts (5:07)

Direct access to GDAL/OGR tools from within ArcGIS script tools (5:35)

Parcel Editor Basis of Bearing anytime

Add Multiple Fields Quickly with Domains to Add Fields tool

Add "Smooth" and "Simplify" tools to the editing environment (5:42)

ArcGIS Pro Show Vertex (5:59) Hint: it's the T key now while editing.

Select by Location in ArcGIS Pro (6:07)

ArcGIS Pro - Split polygons using existing line features (6:20)

Streaming mode in ArcGIS Pro (6:37)

Preview Attribute Table in Pro

ArcGIS Pro needs legend patch shape options like ArcMap (6:54)

3D data interpolation (7:01)

Add Clip-To-Shape option to map frame in ArcGIS Pro (7:06)

Open ArcGIS Pro without having to Save (7:29)

Add Direction to the Measure Tool (7:41)

Make Definition Query able to be turned on/off with Check Box (7:56)

Polygon Outline Color Ramp (8:07)

ArcGIS Pro Spell check (duplicate, 8:13)

Add a spellchecker to ArcMap for text elements in the layout. (8:13)

ArcGIS Pro: "Label Class" SQL expression text box needs formatting

Enhancement: In Pro, when setting Poly Symbol Line Color to Null, set line width to 0


The following ideas have moved to In Product Plan:

Generalize Vector Data on Export Settings

Add ISO 19115-1:2014 and other modern metadata style sheets

Add Export Model to Python Script back to ArcGIS Pro

Bring production printing to ArcGIS Pro including spot colors

Export/Import Bookmarks in ArcGIS Pro

Add 'Freeze attribute column' to ArcPro

Stop the ArcGIS Pro table view jumping around when I calculate attributes

ArcGIS Pro: symbology for selected polygons

Add Attribute Transfer Tool to Pro at 2.2.1

ArcGIS Pro: "Label Class" SQL expression text box needs formatting

Improve the performance of model builder feature selection iterator

Make saving a model more user friendly

Make ArcGIS Pro GeoProcessing dialog window scroll automatically

Modelbuilder keyboard shortcuts

Add depth to ArcToolbox

Create submodel direct from the main model by selecting and saving

Bring back "Intermediate Data" Option on Modelbuilder

Geoprocessing History to Model Builder or Task


The following ideas have moved to Under Consideration:

ArcGIS Pro support for importing and exporting traverse files

Button to re-open model progression pop-up or ribbon model terminate button

Allow models to automate in ArcCatalog

Modelbuilder results/process window with XML layout

Preview python equivalent of Modelbuilder

Change "Add to Display" option in Modelbuilder to work from a tool for Feature classes and TABLES

Check License Required to Run Model

ArcGIS Pro Attribute Rules Modification

Add "Custom Overlay Grid" to the Layout options for Grids/Graticules in ArcGIS Pro


So there you have it.  Now back to work listening out for what will go into ArcGIS Pro 2.4!