Tag Archives: Add-ins

FAQ: How Can My Organisation Access ArcGIS GeoBIM Licenses?

ArcGIS GeoBIM licenses are currently an inclusion of ArcGIS Online ArcGIS Professional Standard and ArcGIS Professional Advanced user types.  You can read more on user types here.

If your organization does not have an ArcGIS Professional Standard or Advanced user type, GeoBIM can be purchased as an add-in license and then assigned to a compatible User Type, within your ArcGIS Online subscription. You can see more on how to manage licenses here.

If you would like to learn more about GeoBIM, please feel free to contact us

The “HOW” of the ESRI AddIn

Much of what I have read about Esri Add-Ins describe these unique containers of custom ArcGIS Desktop functionality as having behaviours that make deployment, installation and development “easier”. That is, easier than that required by their predecessor – the Classic COM component, which became an essential for Desktop customisation when ArcObjects first hit the scene in the late 90’s.

I have “walked through” numerous help references and tutorials that are based around the Esri Add-In type, but none that I have found articulate the “how” of the Esri Add-In. That is, how can the Add-In type have such new and appealing deployment characteristics ? – There is many a forum posting and support request focused on the intricacies of COM registration and deployment; The first Add-In type , to which we were introduced at Desktop 10.0, utilises ArcObjects libraries; ArcObjects libraries are COM libraries. How then, could the Esri Add-In model employ ArcObjects “COM” libraries, without the need for registration on the underlying operating system?

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Extending ArcGIS 10 editing capabilities with new add-ins

I was exploring ArcGIS.com this morning and came across an excellent resource I wasn’t aware of and wanted to share.  It’s called ArcGIS Editing Labs.

This site is a warehouse for various tools and models designed to enhance your editing experience and improve editing workflows. Two tools in particular caught my eye: the Auto Complete Freehand Construction Tool and the Cut Polygons With Circle Tool. 

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