ArcGIS Urban has three user interfaces (UIs): the overview, the plan editing experience, and the project editing experience.
Urban has two different appearance modes that affects how the user interface looks like: light and dark mode. Click on your user icon in the top right of the app to change the mode.
The overview is a complete view of all plans, projects, and indicators in a city. The overview UI contains the following key elements:
- The view—A 3D model of a city with plans, projects, and feedback from citizens represented by multicolored pins.
- The search panel—An interactive side panel with search and filter functionality with a full list of plans, projects, and indicators. The side panel provides details about a selected item when clicked.
The overview is the first thing you see after starting ArcGIS Urban. Depending on your permissions, the overview can either be read-only or the starting point for creating and editing plans, projects, and indicators. As an administrator, you can configure Urban using the data manager in the overview.
The following screen images show the overview UI (with and without editing permissions):
Plan editing experience
To edit a design plan, select it and click the Open button on the detail card. Only users with the appropriate permissions can use the Plan editor. A user who has not signed in and is viewing public content in ArcGIS Urban cannot access the editing experience.
Note:Only design plans can be edited. If you would like to change an already published plan, edit the corresponding design plan and publish it again.
While editing a plan, the UI is divided into the following modes, which are displayed to the right of the header:
- Zoning or land use (UI item 6 in the image below)—Edit and configure zoning or land use (depending on the type of plan you are editing), overlays, and parcel overrides.
- Development (UI item 7 in the image below)—Edit parcel geometries, apply building types, generate buildings, design and edit spaces.
- Dashboard (UI item 8 in the image below)—View metrics for the scenario study area or for a selection of parcels. Change chart types and arrange metrics in the dashboard.
- Discussion (UI item 9 in the image below)—Review and comment on the design within user groups.
The image above shows the plan editing experience UI items, which are described as follows:
Open and close the layer side panel.
2—Return to overview
Close the Plan editor and go to the overview.
Zoom to study area, export scenario to webscene, save plan as duplicate, publish plan to urban model, access plan configuration.
Switch between scenarios.
Add and configure scenarios.
Open the side panel to edit and configure zoning, overlays and parcel overrides. In a land use plan, the option is Land Use.
Open the side panel to develop parcels and edit spaces.
Open the side panel to show and edit the dashboard with its metrics.
Open the side panel to review and comment the design within user groups.
Sign in or out and switch accounts.
Expand and collapse the side panel.
The tools change based on the active mode.
Use tools to adjust, navigate, and analyze the view.
Switch layers on or off. This list is only available if you have added context to your plan or scenario.
Switch layers on or off.
Switch between basemap views.
Project editing experience
To edit a project, select it and click the Open button on the detail card. Only users with the appropriate permissions can use the Project editor. A user who has not signed in and is viewing public content in ArcGIS Urban cannot access the editing experience.
Note:Only design projects can be edited. If you would like to change an already published project, edit the corresponding design plan and publish it again.
While editing a project, the UI is composed of a toolbar at the bottom of the view with the following items:
Remove what is currently within the project boundary.
Visualize the ground. Choose from water, concrete, or grass.
Draw buildings by defining height and drawing a footprint.
Choose from a variety of trees to place in your project.
Choose from a variety of vehicles to place in your project.
Choose from a variety of objects to place in your project (for example, street lights or benches).
Undo your changes.
Redo your changes.
Delete ground, buildings, trees, vehicles, and street furniture objects from the view.
Review and comment the design within user groups.