ArcGIS Urban has three user interfaces (UIs): the overview, the plan editing experience, and the project editing experience.
Urban has two UI appearance modes: light and dark. Click the user button at the upper 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 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 Open 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:You can only edit design plans. To change a 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 (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 (item 7 in the image below)—Edit parcel geometries, apply building types, generate buildings, and design and edit spaces.
- Dashboard (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 on the dashboard.
- Discussion (item 9 in the image below)—Review and comment on the design in 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 a study area, export a scenario to a web scene, save the plan as a duplicate, publish the plan to an urban model, or access a 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 on the design in user groups.
Sign in or out and switch accounts.
Expand and collapse the side panel.
Use tools 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 the plan or scenario.
Switch layers on or off.
Switch between basemap views.
Project editing experience
To edit a project, select it and click Open 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:You can only edit design projects. To change a 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 buttons:
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 the project.
Choose from a variety of vehicles to place in the project.
Choose from a variety of objects to place in the project (for example, street lights or benches).
Delete ground, buildings, trees, vehicles, and street furniture objects from the view.
Review and comment on the design in user groups.