ArcPro model builder improve parameter order in tools

05-15-2019 04:34 AM
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MVP Frequent Contributor

In ArcMap when you open a tool in model builder the model inputs/outputs are shown first alongside their recycle symbol as shown below. This is logical and sensible as they are the model elements you are most likely to interact with.

In ArcPro model inputs/outputs are shown at the very bottom, so you have to scroll past all the layers in your map first. It also has an irritating behaviour of expanding as you scroll down and you loose control of the scroll. I demonstrate this in the mini video below.

My idea is to place model elements at the top of the list to improve access to them and try and sort out this "jumping" behaviour of the dialog. It would also be nice to see icons to visually identify layers from model elements as in ArcMap.

Example of tool behaviour


Shitij Mehta‌, any comments on this ModelBuilder idea and status for Pro?

Thanks for your suggestions Marco!

I understand icons have a very immediate visual connection and model parameters might make sense on top for some cases. We will add this to our to do list, but not as a priority for now. I see your point on auto-fitting the size while scrolling. This is definitely an issue. Thanks for reporting!

Shitij Mehta‌, in this case you need to thank Duncan Hornby‌, who posted the idea, I just support it 😉

Duh! me

Thanks Duncan Hornby!