ArcGIS Pro & Desktop on Apple M1

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SeanAdlai
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Apple M1 Running ArcGIS Pro and Desktop as follows

1. Apple iMac M1
https://www.apple.com/imac-24/

2. Parallels (Install parallels on M1 Computer)
https://kb.parallels.com/en/125038

3. Windows Insider preview ARM 64 (Install Windows
- https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewARM64

4. Install ArcGIS Pro and/or Desktop on Windows VM

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MarcelSt-Germain
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Hi, Pro 2.8?  Have you make some tests?  Any issues?

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SeanAdlai
New Contributor III

Hi Marcel.

Yes
Pro - 2.8
Desktop - 10.8.1 

No Issues so far.


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MarcelSt-Germain
Regular Contributor

Do you work with a Pc to see how this emulation stand?  If so what Pc configuration you have.  On M1 is slower, faster?

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SeanAdlai
New Contributor III

Hello Marcel.
Here are the tests I performed

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Hope this helps

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SeanAdlai
New Contributor III

This might be clearer.

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MarcelSt-Germain
Regular Contributor

Thanks,  it's like even with emulation and limited memories, it's very useful.  At least very more than my emulation of arc view with my iMac sunflower with virtual pc.

Can't even dream of performance if ESRI can compile ArcGIS Pro for arm and skip the emulation of x86 codes.

MarcelSt-Germain
Regular Contributor

I Sean

I have a question since you have an M1 and Pro.  Have you try to open Pro without windows?  I think of using CodeWeavers trial copy to see if it's working.  I know that arcmap doesn't but... If it's works with Pro...

If you doesn't know crossover, you can look at this link.

https://www.theregister.com/2020/11/19/crossover_apple_m1/

For the trial copy of it https://www.codeweavers.com/crossover

If it's working, making the same tests you done could be nice.

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SeanAdlai
New Contributor III

Hmmm.

You're right, no I haven't tried opening Pro without windows.

Later this week I should be able to try this.
I'll give you feedback.


Sean.


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MarcelSt-Germain
Regular Contributor

Thanks, waiting to see if it's working. 

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