Creation of shapefile in ArcGIS Pro.

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01-15-2017 08:33 PM
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Hello. Could you please advise how to create a shapefile in ArcGIS Pro and if there is no way to do it in ArcGIS Pro then how I can to do it?

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if you mean an empty shapefile, you specify a folder as the destination and not a geodatabase

Create Feature Class—Data Management toolbox | ArcGIS Desktop 

similarly if you want to make one from existing data using

Copy Features—Data Management toolbox | ArcGIS Desktop 

Just examine the dialog options carefully

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if you mean an empty shapefile, you specify a folder as the destination and not a geodatabase

Create Feature Class—Data Management toolbox | ArcGIS Desktop 

similarly if you want to make one from existing data using

Copy Features—Data Management toolbox | ArcGIS Desktop 

Just examine the dialog options carefully

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New Contributor II

Great info - this is a significant departure from ArcMap, and should probably be more evident in help somewhere - this was a second tier result when Googling "create shapefile arcgis pro".

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Glad it worked out Amy. The distinction between folder and geodatabase is the key

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