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Create a new project without creating a new geodatabase?

Question asked by davidmidamerica on Oct 15, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 16, 2018 by KKramer-esristaff

What is the status of being able to create a new project without having to create a new geodatabase?  In my organization we have standard geodatabases that contain commonly used layer files.  They are very handy in creating simple workflows and making sure that all analysts are using the same data.


Many times we just want to create a new project and connect to an existing geodatabase.  When is that feature coming?


I like the concept of the project, I think it is a great way to organize several maps and layouts into one area/file, but what happened to the good old days of just being able to start Arc, connect to an existing geodatabase, and get right to work?  It is really redundant to have to create a new project, then change the connection to the current geodatabase, then delete the newly created geodatabase and all the other files it created: a folder, a toolbox, ImportLog, Index, etc.


I go through more projects than cups of coffee Gibbs drinks in a day