Save open panes in ArcGIS Pro at the project level, not the user.

08-13-2018 02:10 PM
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Right now whatever panes you have open when you close ArcGIS Pro will open up again the next time you open Pro, regardless of the project you choose to open. 

I have different projects for editing and map production. I don't need the "Element" and "Label Class" panes very often while editing, and likewise I don't need "Create Features" and "Geoprocessing" when I'm making a layout. 

I'd like to see it change to saving the panes used for each project. That way I can pick up where I left of on each project, rather than having to spend time re-opening all the panes I need.


This idea makes so much sense to me. Typically my different ArcGIS Pro projects have different workflows and thus require different panes to be open to complete those workflows. To this day I am constantly having to open or close panes when switching projects. This would also help with sharing projects because when other users open my project on a different device they would see the project pane layout the way I intended it to look.

So please at least add the option to save the pane layout to a project file.


Currently, ArcGIS Pro remembers where your panes were from your last session. However, it remembers things like attribute tables and their locations on a project-by-project basis. It would be great if there were an option for ArcGIS Pro to remember panes (geoprocessing, symbology, etc) in a similar manner.


Would this idea suggested here be helpful for your workflow?  


@JosphatMutunga  I think some combination of these things, yes. A workspace that's the default for new projects, other customizable workspaces one can switch to, and saving the active workspace along with the project sounds like the desired functionality.