User interface items

ArcGIS Urban has three user interfaces (UIs): the overview, the plan editing experience, and the project editing experience.

Note:

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.

Overview

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):

Overview of Melbourne, Australia
The public content in the overview UI is shown before a user has signed up or signed in.

Overview of Melbourne, Australia, with editing
The overview UI is shown for a user with editing permissions (Add and Manage buttons appear in the header).

Overview of Uppsala, Sweden, with detail card showing additional information
The overview UI is shown for a user with editing permissions (including the option to access the Plan editor with Open button.

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.

Plan editing experience
The Plan editing experience is shown.

The image above shows the plan editing experience UI items, which are described as follows:

UI itemDescription

1—Menu button

Open and close the layer side panel.

2—Return to overview

Close the Plan editor and go to the overview.

3—Plan options

Zoom to study area, export scenario to webscene, save plan as duplicate, publish plan to urban model, access plan configuration.

4—Scenario switcher

Switch between scenarios.

5—Configure scenarios

Add and configure scenarios.

6—Zoning mode

Open the side panel to edit and configure zoning, overlays and parcel overrides. In a land use plan, the option is Land Use.

7—Development mode

Open the side panel to develop parcels and edit spaces.

8—Dashboard mode

Open the side panel to show and edit the dashboard with its metrics.

9—Discussion mode

Open the side panel to review and comment the design within user groups.

10—Sign-in button

Sign in or out and switch accounts.

11—Expand button

Expand and collapse the side panel.

12—Workflow toolbar

The tools change based on the active mode.

13—View toolbar

Use tools to adjust, navigate, and analyze the view.

14—Design context

Switch layers on or off. This list is only available if you have added context to your plan or scenario.

15—Design layers

Switch layers on or off.

16—Basemaps

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.

Project editing experience UI

The UI of the project editing experience is shown.

While editing a project, the UI is composed of a toolbar at the bottom of the view with the following items:

UI itemDescription

1—Demolish

Remove what is currently within the project boundary.

2—Ground

Visualize the ground. Choose from water, concrete, or grass.

3—New building

Draw buildings by defining height and drawing a footprint.

4—Trees

Choose from a variety of trees to place in your project.

5—Vehicles

Choose from a variety of vehicles to place in your project.

6—Street Furniture

Choose from a variety of objects to place in your project (for example, street lights or benches).

7—Undo

Undo your changes.

8—Redo

Redo your changes.

9—Delete

Delete ground, buildings, trees, vehicles, and street furniture objects from the view.

10—Discussion

Review and comment the design within user groups.