Bring Edit Button from Desktop to Pro

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06-17-2019 01:00 PM
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ThomasWang1
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Running ArcPro 2.2.0, worked/working in Water & Gas Utilities. 

Apologies if this idea has been added to newer iterations of Pro.

As someone who has done a lot of digitizing in ArcGIS for Desktop, I'd like to see the "Edit" button be brought back to ArcPro. To be honest as a GIS Technician, I never used the regular "Select" tool except by accident, I also preferred to used the Edit button for selecting features.

The "Edit" button just streamlines of the digitizing processes such as being able to:

  1. Select and move a feature with one tool
  2. Double Click to start editing Vertices

The extra button clicks in Pro ("Move," "Vertices," etc...) makes it clunky and cumbersome to select and edit features.

This tool if there's any confusion of what tool I'm speaking about.

Thank you!

7 Comments
KevinKirkwood

I agree with this. Modeling in Pro is much more cumbersome, frustrating, and time consuming than editing features in ArcMap. I actually have been doing almost all of my modeling and editing work at the asset package level and then creating new utility networks because of it.

NigelBaker

I actually do not agree.

I think the task of telling Arc which layer to edit was cumbersome.

Setting this in the contents pane is so much easier.

What i would really appreciate however are user defined keyboard shortcuts which let me chose the editing function. now that would be useful.

ThomasColson
KoryKramer

user defined keyboard shortcuts which let me chose the editing function

Have you tried setting up accelerators? Customize the ribbon options—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation 

I made a little video a couple of days ago for another post... it shows how to set up an accelerator for the Clear selection button, but you can set up accelerators for the editing commands you use most: Clear Selection accelerator 

AndreaB

I wish I could vote this up 1,000 times. Bring back the editing black arrow and double clicking functionality! Editing is so slow and clunky in Pro now (I'm in 2.8.0). Thanks.

Scott_Harris

Hi @AndreaB 

Can you please clarify what you mean by Editing is slow and clunky? Are you specifically noticing a new problem with 2.8 that didn't exist in previous releases of Pro?

Thank you,

Scott

AndreaB

Hi @Scott_Harris,

No, not necessarily. Just wanted to post which version I was using in case others wanted to read this in the future. I started using Pro in earnest at 2.7.0. Seems like just a lot of extra clicking when compared to ArcMap. It's a shame to change software functionality when it was working. I was just agreeing with what the original poster was saying:

"The "Edit" button just streamlines of the digitizing processes such as being able to:

  1. Select and move a feature with one tool
  2. Double Click to start editing Vertices

The extra button clicks in Pro ("Move," "Vertices," etc...) makes it clunky and cumbersome to select and edit features."

Thank you!