Model properties

The properties of a model tool include name, label, toolbox, password protection, and a number of properties related to model tool parameters. You can view or modify model properties by right-clicking a model in a toolbox and selecting Properties, or if you are editing the model in ModelBuilder, click ModelBuilder > Properties in the ribbon.

Model properties include general and parameter properties.


The General tab includes model properties.



The label of the model. The label is displayed in the ModelBuilder view, Geoprocessing pane, and the Catalog pane.


The name of the model. The name is used when running the model tool in Python.


The path to the toolbox where the model locates.

Set password

You can password protect your model so that a password must be entered before you or others can view or edit the model in ModelBuilder. A password-protected model tool can be run by anyone from the Geoprocessing pane.


If a password is set, keeping a backup copy of the model is recommended to avoid the loss of its contents, in case the password is forgotten.


If your toolbox is a Legacy toolbox (.tbx), there is also a Store tool with relative path property. This option is enabled by default. If move the toolbox containing the model and the data used within the model, this option updates the paths in model data variables.


The Parameters property page displays a table of all variables that have been marked as model parameters in ModelBuilder. The parameter table includes properties for each parameter. Some of these properties can be modified, while some are read-only.

  • Label (read-only)
  • Name (read-only)
  • Data Type (read-only)
  • Type
  • Direction (read-only)
  • Category
  • Filter
  • Dependency
  • Default
  • Environment
  • Symbology

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  1. General
  2. Parameters