Most of you may have heard by now, there is new desktop GIS product from Esri in our midst – ArcGIS Professional, or “ArcGIS Pro”, being the generally accepted nick-name. Targeting the desktop GIS professional, this new 64-bit product is fast, responsive, and positioned to please. Based on a modern, multi-threaded architecture, “Pro” is truly able to leverage the processing power of a capable host machine, giving new life to high intensity GIS operations. ArcGIS Professional is included as part of the recent 10.3 release of ArcGIS Desktop.
ArcGIS Professional is not an ArcMap replacement, rather an ArcMap alternative, containing a subset of present ArcMap functionality, plus a range of new capabilities. It has its own new look and feel, and may be installed alongside existing Desktop applications, ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcScene, and/or ArcGlobe. – Notable here, is that your existing Desktop install can remain at an earlier version, 10.1 for example, and ArcGIS Pro, fresh out of the box at 10.3, can happily co-exist installed on the same machine.
I’d like to highlight the following changes at ArcGIS 10.3 for Geodatabases:
With the final ArcGIS 10.3 release sitting in your My Esri portal, I thought it’d be a good idea to quickly recap a few interesting features about ArcGIS Pro 1.0 you may be yet to come across.
If you haven’t heard, ArcGIS Pro is a new Desktop GIS which will be released as an integral part of the 10.3 suite, and in this chain of blogs we’ve already covered a few topics about ArcGIS Pro, including, and some of the common problems that users can encounter while moving from ArcGIS Pro Beta to ArcGIS Pro 1.0 final.
I hope the few tips I’ve listed below will help you to get started with ArcGIS Pro 1.0 and take advantage of its functionality!
ArcGIS Pro was made available for Beta testing in May 2014. That initial release was called Beta 1 and since that time Esri users have participated in an extensive beta testing exercise, which helped the software developer to fix bugs, add new functions and prepare the new ArcGIS Pro software to be released as an integral part of the brand new ArcGIS 10.3 suite.
The latest beta version that the users have been testing up until last week was ArcGIS Pro Beta 5 and the final set of Beta licenses expired on the 17th of November 2014. If you’re currently experiencing problems with launching ArcGIS Pro or signing in to ArcGIS Pro using your ArcGIS Online (AGOL) account, it is likely that you might need to either replace ArcGIS Pro Beta with ArcGIS Pro 1.0 or you need to update the licenses on your ArcGIS Online for Organizations account.
Let’s consider both scenarios.