Manage signs

Available with Aviation Airports license.

Available with Aviation Charting license.

The Manage Signs tool allows you to edit airport signs. This tool allows you to choose the panel style, enter the text that is displayed on the sign, and add directional arrows with that text. The tool also gives you a 3D preview of what you have configured.

The Attributes pane detects the selection of an airport sign and provides edit options using the Manage Signs tab if you have ArcGIS Aviation authorized.

  1. Start ArcGIS Pro.
  2. On the Map tab, in the Selection group, click the Attributes button Attributes.
    Selection group with Attributes button

    The Attributes pane appears.

  3. Select an airport sign on the map.

    This will show as AirportSign in the upper portion of the Attributes pane. The pane also contains Manage Signs, Attributes, and Geometry tabs in the lower portion of the pane.

    Attributes pane with airport sign selected

    The Manage Signs option is only available when an airport sign is selected. Any other feature selection—for example, an airfield light—makes that option unavailable.


    The tool is dependent on the schema of the AirportSign feature class as specified in the Airports_18C data model provided in the ArcGIS Aviation data package available at My Esri.

  4. Click the Sign Type drop-down arrows in the Front and Back sections. You can enter text values in the Sign Text text box based on the sign type chosen.
    Sign Type options

    You can also preview the sign based on the procedural symbology.

  5. Optionally add arrows to denote direction for some sign types by right-clicking the Sign Text field.
    Sign Type options
  6. Right-click any of the Sign Type rows to move them up or down. You can also remove a row or add additional rows.
    Move and Remove options
  7. Check the Auto Apply check box to have changes applied to the attributes automatically. This check box is available for both the Manage Signs and Attributes options.

    If the Auto Apply check box is not checked, you can manually apply the changes to the attributes on the Attributes tab by clicking Apply.

    Auto Apply check box and Apply button

    The following fields are populated on the Attributes tab:


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