Is it possible to save spatial adjustment displacement links in ArcGIS Pro? I found the following for ArcMap, but haven't found anything comparable in Pro: Saving displacement links to a file—Help | Documentation
I don't see a way to do that. Since the Links are created as a feature layer, they are already saved, and you could export that data to a specific location if needed:
However, what that doesn't allow you to do is then use that feature class in the Load links from file option:
So I've toyed with this a little bit and since the links table is just a tab separated set of start and end coordinates as described here: Creating a text file to generate displacement links—Help | Documentation
I was able to add StartX, StartY, EndX, EndY fields of Double type and populate those with Calculate geometry.
Exported those fields as a csv and then cleaned up the file to make it tab-delimited. It works in the Load links from file. But yeah, that's a heavy workaround instead of just having a "save links" option... I'll check with the editing team to see if there is something we're missing.
I agree there needs to be a button on the transform tool to allow you to save the links you have drawn, any other approach is just inefficient, especially in ArcMap gets canned in the future...
The ability to load links from a file allows Pro to be backwards compatible and read displacement link files that were created in ArcMap.
Here is a workflow to save links created in Pro:
To reuse your saved links:
As long as your saved links are two-point lines, the Transform tool can use those as valid links for the transformation. So you could even create and manage your own links in your own feature classes (and add additional fields and attributes) and then copy subsets of them over to the Links layer when needed.
Here is a gif of me creating and copying links to an "archive" layer and subsequently reusing them in the Transform tool. HINT: In the gif I'm holding CTRL while clicking to unselect the polygon:
I hope this helps.