ArcGIS Pro 2.1 | How to drag a polygon with Explore tool?

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05-24-2018 02:11 AM
VincentLaunstorfer
Occasional Contributor III

Hi,

I am getting frustrated with the new Explore tool (Map tab) in ArcGIS Pro as I cannot click & drag a polygon to explore (formely identify in ArcMap) multiple features. Is there any workaround?

If there is no solution, please ESRI add this functionality to the next release.

There is always the option to click & drag with the Select tool but I have to open attribute tables in order to explore my features. It is rather cumbersome, in addition to ArgGIS Pro being slow.

Thanks

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KoryKramer
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This is in ArcGIS Pro 2.2 which is the upcoming release:

To do a rectangle select with the Explore tool, hold Ctrl and drag a rectangle:

Holding Shift will give you the zoom rectangle.  

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DanPatterson_Retired
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Are you referring to holding down the Shift key then dragging the mouse to form a rectangle?

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VincentLaunstorfer
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Not quite.

Shift + click opens the zoom in icon for the mouse pointer, in order to draw a rectangle to zoom in.

I am referring to click & drag a rectangle only to "select" multiple features in the Explore tool in order to scroll through the selection in the pop-up window. Just like it used to be in the Identify tool in ArcMap... Simple things but it makes work easier and faster...

DanPatterson_Retired
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Same idea... just a different tool

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VincentLaunstorfer
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Exactly. This is what I currently do. But it forces me to open all relevant feature class tables in order to explore the attributes... Not the best.

To me, the former Identify tool in ArcMap was more flexible and powerful!

Thanks

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DanPatterson_Retired
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KoryKramer
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This is in ArcGIS Pro 2.2 which is the upcoming release:

To do a rectangle select with the Explore tool, hold Ctrl and drag a rectangle:

Holding Shift will give you the zoom rectangle.  

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VincentLaunstorfer
Occasional Contributor III

Good news!

Will this improved Explore tool (to Identify features) be able to click & drag polygon to select with multiple options? The Explore has currently Topmost/Visible/Selectable/... Will it be possible to select features only in a given group layer?

Looking forward to use this tool...

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KoryKramer
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Yes, you should be able to control only working with a group layer using Selected in Contents and highlighting just that group layer.

In the example above, drawing a box around a feature in Cities, Countries, and Contours, only returns the Cities and Countries features and not the contour because the group layer is Selected in Contents and only contains Cities and Countries.

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AaronCraig2
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So how do we do this? I tried shift click and only get a zoom in window.

ESRI should really make this a button. Who the heck knows any keyboard hotkey combos ... INTUITIVELY ....?? Where as visible buttons a labels/drop downs are way easier to self teach/intuitive. I miss identify. It seemed like it had less over head and was faster.

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