Sign Up for the ArcGIS Pro 2.1 Beta 1: Test the next version of ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro 2.1, the next release of Esri’s flagship 64-bit desktop GIS application, is only a few months away. ArcGIS Pro 2.1 continues Esri’s mission to provide new and user-requested functionality, the latest innovations for working with 2D and 3D spatial data, tools for performing advanced analytics, and enhanced support across the ArcGIS platform.

Here are some of the new features you can test out in the ArcGIS 2.1 Beta 1:

Add Dynamic and Interactive Tables to Layouts


ArcGIS Pro 2.0 brought dynamic charts to your layouts. ArcGIS Pro 2.1 extends that functionality to dynamic tables. You can now add all sorts of tables to your layouts, including Excel spreadsheets and attribute tables from map layers s. You can turn fields on and off, reorder the fields, and change everything about the display of the table, including backgrounds, borders, and headings. With attribute tables, you can automatically filter your data to only show visible features; as the map view changes, the table changes dynamically to only show the features in the current extent.

Connect to SAP HANA Geodatabases

Furthering the collaboration of Esri and SAP, ArcGIS Pro 2.1 will support SAP HANA as an enterprise geodatabase. SAP HANA geodatabases will support advanced platform capabilities with the newer service-based editing model. This allows the use of enterprise geodatabase functionality such as subtypes and domains, relationship classes, attachments, editor tracking, the utility network, and more.

Add Branches to ModelBuilder

In ArcGIS Pro 2.1, ModelBuilder include a set of 9 logical tools that support the creation of if-then-else branching logic in your models that test conditional statements to determine how a model should proceed. This allows models to account for multiple options, choices, and alternatives.

You don’t have to wait until the final release to try out all the new features of ArcGIS Pro 2.1. Sign up for the ArcGIS Pro 2.1 Beta 1 today and get access weeks before anyone else.

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  1. mboeringa2010 says:

    While I think the enhancements to ModelBuilder’s branching options are nice, it is obvious that one thing is clearly missing: a branching

    “If Custom Condition Exists”

    option, the “custom condition” being a custom piece of python code created by a user (like you can enter in Calculate Value tool), and with the obligatory output of True/False as with the currently implemented “If” options.

    So essentially, this would be a special case of a Calculate Value tool, however with the option to output two variables, and no “Data Type” output option, as it should only allow the output to be boolean True/False for branching purposes. Currently, since Calculate Value can only have a single output variable, I actually need three Calculate Value tools to implement such functionality if I do not want to include a Python script. The “If Custom Condition Exists” tool would also need to have multiple variable input option, like the Calculate Value tool has, so that truly complex variable evaluations can be implemented.

    Yes, I know you can include a Python script in ModelBuilder, but this requires you to write proper Tool Validation code, which can be a real pain at times. Integration of such scripts in models and reliable running of models, can be difficult to achieve. And developing everything in Python in a Python toolbox, takes away the one thing that ModelBuilder excels in: the visual process flow that can be so helpful developing complex models.

  2. ppq_daniel.a.hofer says:

    Will 2.1 address this….

    Jul 27, 2017 4:34 PM
    We have not developed the MapSeries class for arcpy.mp yet. We have it planned for 2.1 or 2.2 (depending on resources and time). We also plan on providing the ability to author a map series using arcpy.mp rather than being limited to working with an existing setup.
    Jeff Barrette (Esri – arcpy.mp team)