ArcGIS Pro installs with default project and application settings for editing. These settings include general editing tool preferences, session settings for saving your edits, and settings for working with versioned data.
The General options set the default settings for general tool behavior, including dynamic constraints, pointer double-click and touchscreen settings, displaying layer symbology as you draw a new feature, and how the editing toolbars appear in the current map.
- Show dynamic constraints in the map—Shows dynamic constraints in the map when you create or reposition features. Dynamic constraints appear as on screen controls with numerical feedback. You can set the default directional constraint to be a deflection angle or an absolute angle. You can also set the direction or the distance constraint to have the initial focus when you press the Tab key.
- Enable double-click as a shortcut for the Finish button—Runs the Finish command when you double-click the pointer.
- Touch screen input for new features—Enables touch screen input for devices that support touch input.
- Show feature symbology in the sketch—Displays the current layer symbology as you create new features.
- Show the editing toolbar on the map—Shows the editing toolbars on the map when you create or modify features. You can configure orientation and size, and set them to magnify the tool icons as you hover over them.
The Session options allow you to customize certain behaviors for saving your edits as you work. These include automatic saves, showing dialog boxes when you save or discard edits, deactivating an editing tool when you save or discard edits, and making newly added layers editable by default.
- Automatically save edits—Enables you to automatically save your edits at recurring intervals. You can set the interval to elapsed minutes or the number of operations you perform in the map.
- Save edits when you save the project—Automatically saves your edits when you save the project.
- Show dialog to confirm save edits—Shows the Save Edits dialog box when you save your edits, and you need to click Yes or No.
- Show dialog to confirm discard edits—Shows the Discard Edits dialog box when you discard your edits, and you need to click Yes or No.
- Deactivate an active editing tool when saving or discarding—Deactivates an active editing tool when you save or discard edits and runs the Explore tool automatically.
- Make newly added layers editable by default—Automatically enables editing for editable layers when you add them to a map or a scene. This automatically checks the layer in the Contents pane, on the List By Editing tab .
Versioned data is a snapshot of your data contained in an enterprise geodatabase at a particular moment in time. The Versioning options allow you to configure how you want conflicts identified and reconciled. You can choose to show the Conflict Manager dialog box and review conflicts manually, or automatically reconcile and save them based on your settings.
- Resolve conflicts
- In favor of the edit version—Overwrites conflicts in the target version with your changes. This is the default setting.
- In favor of the target version—Keeps conflicts in the target version and discards your changes.
- Define conflicts
- By attribute (by column)—Identifies a conflict only when discrepancies exist between attributes. This is the default setting.
- By object (by row)—Identifies a conflict when discrepancies exist between geometry or attributes.