Arc Hydro: ArcGIS Pro Project Startup Best Practices
Arc Hydro consists of a data model, toolset, and workflows developed over the years to support specific geographic information system (GIS) implementations in water resources. The initial implementation of Arc Hydro was in 2002 with the data model. It was accompanied by an Arc Hydro book published by Esri Press and a set of about 30 tools. Since then, Arc Hydro has been used in many projects, and in the process, new tools and workflows have been developed. There are more than 300 Arc Hydro tools now, and they continue to be expanded. The bulk of the Arc Hydro tools are developed within ArcMap environment.
Arc Hydro tools are being transitioned to ArcGIS Pro (Pro) platform and portion of the tools are fully operational in Pro.
Arc Hydro document “Arc Hydro: Project Development Best Practices” captures what works well when implementing Arc Hydro projects and is recommended reading before continuing with this document.
This document describes different alternatives for Arc Hydro in Pro new project startup through a series of examples. Note that these are not the only ways to do it, so feel free to experiment and come up with an approach that works the best for you.
This technical paper discusses:
- Alternatives for using Arc Hydro in ArcGIS Pro project startup
- Initial data when starting a project
- Configuration to start the project with Arc Hydro
- Leveraging an existing Arc Hydo Dataset
- Renaming the existing Geodatabase
- Repointing defaults approach