ArcGIS Desktop Ideas On the Move: June 2017

Blog Post created by KKramer-esristaff Employee on Jun 27, 2017

With today’s release of ArcGIS Pro 2.0, it’s time for another summary of what’s happening with Ideas.


11 Desktop ideas have been moved to Implemented:

Run more than one instance of ArcGIS Pro

Saving Service and SDE Connection in ArcGIS Pro

Grid and Graticules

Rename Shapefiles (better data-management) in ArcGIS Pro (1.4)

Make Enterprise GDB Connections User-Wide for ArcGIS Pro

Using a Web Feature Service (WFS) without converting it to a feature layer (ArcGIS Pro)

ArcGIS Pro:  Rearrange Fields in Field View

Exporting Data from Project View in ArcGIS Pro

Native/Direct WFS Support in ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro - Extract Data tool - polygon input as in ArcMap

ArcGIS Pro:  Allow connection to .sde files in folders


2 Desktop ideas have been moved to In Product Plan:

Drag & Drop Data into ArcGIS Pro

Add full OGC WFS support in next version of ArcGIS Desktop (no extension use)


2 Desktop ideas have been moved to Under Consideration:

Add an autosave feature for ArcGIS Desktop.

Add Direction to the Measure Tool 


While ideas marked as Implemented are great things to know about in ArcGIS Pro 2.0, don't overlook the What's new in ArcGIS Pro 2.0—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS Desktop documentation for a complete picture of what's new in this version.


As always, I hope that sharing these updates is insightful.  I wanted to thank you for participating in the process and let you know that we’re listening!