Have Multiple Geoprocessing Tools active

02-01-2018 04:04 PM
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I would like to see the ability to have more than one Geoprocessing tool open and switch quickly between the two without having to reenter the information each time. Especially now that there is no independent select by location and attribute windows.


I would love to see a toll be able to be docked independent of the toolbox, I can see a window on my second screen with 4-5 tools I am constantly flicking between, dropping results in and queuing up. I know its possible with the little button in the top of the geoprocessing window just would be alot handier if they were dockable windows.

Dockable Geoprocessing tools

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In Arc Map, I can open two GP tools. Perhaps I have a few things going on at once, and I want to fire off some GP tools that will run sequentially over night, and each one is doing something different. I can open as many GP tools as I want, and not have to fuss with Model Builder. Or, more importantly, with tools I don't use often, I need to open up 2 or 3 and compare the Input/Outputs, look at the UI help (click mouse in input thingy), to see exactly what is going on. 

As the OP points out, not being able to rearrange the tools as one wishes in available screen real estate, being limited to having to click a button and see only one tool at a time is a work-slower.