The GIS users in my organization are experiencing what appear to be automatically generated cartographic representations for feature classes in our enterprise database. What's happening, is whenever anyone adds a feature class from our database to a map (we use Pro 2.6 and 2.7), the symbology is automatically set for that layer using symbols at least one of us recognizes as having used before in one of our maps. However, none of us has ever created a cartographic representation for any of these feature classes. Is there some kind of bug (or new "feature") in ArcGIS Pro where representations are automatically created and saved into an enterprise database? Or any other idea as to what's going on here?
SRP GIS Coordinator, Idaho National Guard
No, we never used representations with ArcMap.
Also, just this morning, when I added one of my feature classes to a new map in Pro, the default symbology came in the way I had it set in a different project I was working on yesterday! Somehow the symbology is getting saved some place outside the project.
Further development... We experimented with one person setting new symbology on a layer in ArcGIS Pro 2.7 and making edits to the feature class. Then a second person added that feature class to a new project on a different machine and the new symbology came right along with it!!! So the symbology is being saved in the database somehow. It's a SQL Server enterprise DB.