ArcGIS Pro allows you to migrate your existing GIS work from ArcMap, ArcScene, and ArcGlobe into projects. Projects contain all of your resources in one file (.aprx): maps, layouts, layers, tables, tasks, tools, connections to servers, databases, folders, and styles. Follow these steps to learn how to import your existing resources and build projects in ArcGIS Pro:
- Start ArcGIS Pro.
- Click one of the project templates. Use a global scene to display 3D data on a global scale, similar to ArcGIobe; a local scene for 3D data on a local scale, similar to ArcScene; and a map for 2D data, similar to ArcMap. Use the Blank template to start a completely empty project. You can also browse to a different template if your organization has created templates.
- Provide a name for your project, choose a location to save it, and click OK.
- To import existing documents, use the Insert tab on the ribbon. On the Insert tab, in the Project group, click Import Map. You can then browse to your .mxd, .sxd, .3dd, and packages, or even content created in ArcGIS Pro.
Your map, scene, or globe document opens as a map view in the project. Each data frame in your document becomes a map in your project. The layout from your map document is also included as a view, even if you never made a layout in ArcMap. You can add many maps and many layouts to the same ArcGIS Pro project.
- You manage map and layer properties from the Contents pane. If the Contents pane is not open in your project, click the View tab on the ribbon. In the Windows group, click Contents .
- You manage project items and resources—such as maps, toolboxes, databases, and folder connections—from the Project pane. If the Project pane is not open in your project, click the View tab on the ribbon. In the Windows group, click the Project drop-down arrow and click Project Pane .
- To access data sources, add a folder connection. On the Insert tab, in the Project group, click Add Folder . Browse to the location of your data and click OK. Folder connections are stored in the project. You can access them in the Project Pane under Folders. Right-click a dataset in a folder and click Add To Current Map to add the data to a map.
- You can also add data to a map or scene from the ribbon without adding a folder connection. On the Map tab, in the Layers group, click Add Data and browse to a location on your computer, network, or portal.
- To access ArcGIS Pro options, click the Project tab and click Options. You can change default settings for the project or for the application.