Ideas in ArcGIS Pro 2.5 - That's Amore!

Blog Post created by KKramer-esristaff Employee on Feb 6, 2020

It’s February and you know what that means?!  That’s right – it’s the month of love when many people will celebrate Valentine’s Day by expressing their love for one another.  Some do it with chocolate, others prefer jewelry, some will give flowers, and still others write poetry. 


I was listening to my lovefest playlist and That’s Amore started playing.  You know, “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore…”?  Yup, that one!


When the world seems to shine like you've had too much wine…

Wait for it…
That's amore!


And I kid you not, I was working in ArcGIS Pro 2.5 with the newly added pie chart functionality.  And I had just hit Ctrl+F to find something in the attribute table (which incidentally I had opened and Pro remembered where I like having my table opened), and, and, and, I realized that sharing all of the Ideas that you’ve posted that are delivered in ArcGIS Pro 2.5 would be the perfect way for me to show my feelings.  So I made the following video for you.  I hope you like it xoxo



We know that equivalency is important to ArcMap users and it is important to us.  We hear you.  More than half of the things on this list bring familiar functionality into ArcGIS Pro that will make your work easier.  And don’t overlook the super cool things that are brand new to Pro like the ability to quickly find where a domain is used, schedule when geoprocessing tools run, and so much more!


Here’s the list of ideas that you’ll find in ArcGIS Pro 2.5 (along with where they are in the video):


Editing Alias for System Generated Fields in Field Designer (0:22)

Add the ability to transfer field domain descriptions to the Feature Class to Geodatabase tool (0:29)

Service Area Polygon Options (0:34)

Sub tools for parcel builds

ArcGIS Pro could read Excel files when Office 64-bit is installed

Display more information for shapefile’s/layer’s coordinate system properties in ArcGIS Pro

Sort table names in "Edit Query Layer" dialog in Pro (0:41)

Add a warning message to ArcPro Attribute Rules view (0:47)

Printing from ArcGIS Pro (0:52)

When Copying Features from one Feature Class to Another, have 'Keep source attribute values' Option Checked ON by Default (0:59)

Add line numbers in the Arcade expression builder window (1:05)

Arcade functions for Utility Network associations

ArcPro 2.4.2 - Black Text on Dark Grey Background (1:13)

Bring production printing to ArcGIS Pro including spot colors (1:18)

Don't Add .z Automatically When Exporting an XML Workspace

Address Locator Creation with Hosted Feature Layers (1:25)

Have the Create Locator tool honor definition queries or selections

Overwrite geocoding services through ArcGIS Pro (1:37)

ArcGIS Pro - Change Label in Table of Contents (1:43)

ArcGIS Pro UI symbology improvement (1:50)

Tool for creating network datasets (1:59)

Hyperlinks in tables (2:09)

Copy Parallel with attributes in ArcGIS Pro (2:24)

Add Editor Tracking to Dataset Properties (2:29)

Allow user to navigate the map while Version Changes window is open. (2:37)

Map zoom disabled with Map Series (2:47)

Add "pan to the current feature and flash it" to ArcGIS Pro. (2:59)

Tangent Spiral Curves in Parcel Fabric (3:08)

Relates in ArcGIS Pro does not work with database-tables or database-views directly (3:19)

Pro - Make print and export processes run in background

Map Service Enhancements on ArcGIS Pro (3:41)

Pro: Add Calculate Cache Size to sharing dialogue (3:43)

Please add the ability to adjust the pooling (number of instances) of a service shared from the share pane in ArcGIS Pro. (3:45)

Choose Coordinate Format when Calculating Coordinates in ArcGIS Pro (4:00)

Graphic Element Edit Vertices Enhancement (4:07)

Go to folder by first letter in ArcGIS Pro Catalog Pane

Allow ArcGIS Pro Catalog Panel to delete MXD's (4:20)

Allow ArcGIS Pro Catalog Panel to delete CSV/TXT/XML files (4:22)

Set view/camera position and projection in ArcGIS Pro (4:29)

Pro: Allow importing schema from non GDB items....Like Arc..... (4:46)

Fix Color Rendering on Screen (4:54)

Pro: Attachments should display in Pop Up as in Arc (4:59)

Catalog View in ArcGIS Pro Identify Tool (5:09)

In Arcgis Pro, add setting to hide 'Delete Field' button on attribute tables (5:18)

Provide support for overlapping polygon zones in the Zonal tools (5:22)

ArcPro: export model as image (5:33)

Maintain attachments and relationship classes when using the Project tool (5:38)

ArcGIS Pro support for importing and exporting traverse files (5:43)

Need a Domain Manager (5:50)

ArcGIS Pro: Add universal copy & paste like in ArcGIS Desktop Catalog & Map

Add Address Inspector tool to ArcGIS Pro (6:06)

Lock labels in ArcPro (6:12)

Allow Layout Gallery of ArcGIS Pro to have custom page sizes added to it (6:20)

ArcGIS Pro needs Match Symbols to Style (6:39)

Allow arcpy.mp to change the map extent in ArcGIS Pro (6:49)

Add Mirror Tool in Pro (6:55)

“Undo” Feature Service Edits in ArcGIS Pro (7:11)

Pro: Bring back the Manage Replicas tool (7:27)

Sort / Order Datasets in ArcGIS Pro Catalog Pane (7:46)

Add pie charts to ArcGIS Pro symbology (7:52)

Improve Pie Chart and Bar Chart Symbology Renderers (7:54)

Model Builder/ Tool Scheduler and Notification. (8:10)

Add 'Freeze attribute column' to ArcPro (8:24)

Disable Field sort hold in ArcGIS Pro Attribute Table while editing

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

Pro: Arrange Tables Functionality (Like Arc) (8:32)

ArcGIS Pro:  Remember Attribute Table Location (9:06)

Why not to have the “Find and replace” tool in the “interface” of the attribute table?

Add basic find functionality to ArcGIS Pro table view! (9:08)


ArcGIS Pro 2.5 is hot out of the oven and there’s something special in it just for you.  Grab a slice, but blow on it first so that you don’t burn the roof of your mouth.


Buon appetito!