At ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop a number of new geometric effects and properties for feature class representations were introduced. Esri Production Mapping users might recognize several of these, since they have been available in Production Mapping since ArcGIS 10. With the introduction of these in ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop you might be asking if there’s a way to migrate your existing Production Mapping representation settings.
The answer is YES! Using the recently released Replace Production Mapping Geometric Effects tool you can automatically find and replace existing Production Mapping representation settings with the new ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop settings. The below table illustrates a comparison of the geometric effects that were available in Production Mapping and that are now in ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop.
After running this tool, maps can be successfully published as a dynamic map services and shared with non-Production Mapping users.
Content contributed by Clint Loveman