ArcGIS Urban

Announcing new and improved upgrade tools in ArcGIS Urban

The July 2021 ArcGIS Urban release is around the corner, and if you are as excited as I am to start taking advantage of all the new capabilities in it, make sure you take some time to upgrade your Urban Model, projects and plans. The following are some steps you will have to perform to guarantee everything is working correctly:

 

Upgrading an Urban Model

    1. Adding the new fields and sublayers to the database. This is done automatically once the owner opens the Urban Model.
Urban Model Upgrade Message
Urban Model Upgrade Completed Message
A message window will appear upon opening ArcGIS Urban

2. Upgrading the data that is not associated with public plans or projects. This can be done in the data manager.

Design Plan Data Upgrade

 

Upgrading Plans and Projects

    1. Upgrading design plans and projects:

The guided process consists of three steps. It is essential that all steps are executed and that they are executed right after each other:

a. Adding the new fields and sublayers to the database. This is done automatically once the owner opens the plan or project.

Plan Upgrade Message
Plan Upgrade Completed Message
A message window will appear upon opening opening a plan or project.

b. Upgrading the data (only for plans). This can be done in the plan settings.

Design Plan Settings
Design Plan Data Upgrade

c. After a plan has been upgraded, all building types need to be re-applied.

Reapply Building Types

2. Upgrading public plans

a. Upgrading the data. This can be done in the plan settings.

Public Plan Settings

Upgrade Capacity Indicators (optional)

With the new release, custom metrics are introduced. They replace the capacity indicators. You can upgrade your capacity indicator data from previous versions through the data manager. For plans and projects, this needs to be done individually in the plan/project settings.

We will continue to expand on information about this release, so keep an eye on new blogs!

 

Check out what else is new in ArcGIS Urban

If you have ArcGIS Urban and would like to learn more about the release, explore the new features in more detail in the What’s New in ArcGIS Urban (July 2021) webinar.

Still have some questions? Please feel free to schedule a demo with our team.

About the author

Silvia Casas is a Senior Product Manager for ArcGIS Urban at Esri. She has a Master in Regional and Urban Planning from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona and a Bachelor in Architecture from Rafael Urdaneta University in Venezuela. She joined Esri in 2004 and spent many years supporting Professional Services and working on diverse projects with a focus on 3D content creation for cities and urban planning initiatives. She was closely involved in the launching of ArcGIS Urban and now gathers requirements from users, manages the prioritization of the features that will be productized and supports the development team in the evolution of ArcGIS Urban. While her professional time has mostly been dedicated to maps, databases, and spatial data, her passion for architecture has never died. As a way to express her artistic creativity, she paints on her free time.

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