I have a point layer. I want to make the symbol for it a tree.
In ArcMap 10.4, I open the Symbol Selector, type 'tree' and here are my results (excluding 3D symbols...)
Lovely, lots of options for me to choose from.
Now again, the same process in ArcGIS Pro 1.4.1 (again, exlcuding 3D symbols)
Why does Pro not have all the symbols from ArcMap by default? And obviously it should also have a few more as it's a newer release!
And to answer my own question, you can import ArcMap symbols into Pro from the Insert ribbon if you have ArcMap already installed.
Then broswe to:
However, shouldn't the symbols be present in Pro by default?
And what if you don't have ArcMap installed? Can you download styes (such as 'Forestry') from the web?
Did you connect to the ArcGIS 2D styles among the system styles of ArcGIS Pro?
System styles are styles authored by Esri that are included with ArcGIS Pro. New projects include connections to ArcGIS 2D, ArcGIS 3D, ArcGIS Colors, and ColorBrewer Schemes (RGB) system styles. You add and remove system styles from the System Styles dialog box.
Tip:You can also add system styles to the project from the Project pane. Right-click the Styles folder and click Add System Style.
Yep, not looking for 3D symbols I'm afraid.
0 2D symbols for a tree. How strange.
Let's try some more common symbols:
No 2D symbols relating to oil?!
Just ONE result?
Sure, I can get more symbols by manually importing the ones from my ArcMap installation, but Pro should have a huge range of symbols by default.
Oh I'm sure the 3D symbols work on a 2D map, I don't doubt that. But when you have 1000s of points to symbolise, you want simple lower-res 2D symbols for faster rendering perfomance.
Thanks for that! To improve the user friendliness of this, Esri should provide a link under the Appearance ribbon to this "Add System Style" which is found under the Insert ribbon. In my opinion, if a user can delete a style group from the Symbology pane, they should be able to rectify that from the same pane.
Thanks for posting this, it was very helpful.