I was wondering whether it's possible in ArcGIS Pro to create multiple layouts for one map, which contains different layers (e.g. aerial photo, buildings and soiltype).

After prepping the map in 'map view', I'd add a new layout for e.g. a map of the building, and add the map frame. In the contents view I'm toggling layers on and off for what I need in that particular layout (e.g. aerial photo + buildings). Then, I'd add another new layout for the soil type, toggling layers on and off in contents (e.g. aerial photo + soiltype). Unfortunately, it seems that toggling layers on and off in contents view affects all layouts.

Is there any way to toggle layers on and off within a single layout view of the same map, without affecting the other layouts?

I just can't seem to figure this out but there must be something I'm not grasping about ArcGIS Pro, because this seems like pretty basic functionality.

I'm using ArcGIS Pro 1.4.


To reproduce what you are describing I did the following using ArcGIS Pro 1.4:

  1. Create a Blank Project called C:\Temp\TestProject
  2. Insert a New Basemap
  3. Create Fishnet of 4 squares (TestFC; polylines) and 4 labels (TestFC_label)
  4. Zoom Layer on TestFC
  5. Insert A4 Layout
  6. On Layout insert two Map Frames using the Basemap from above
  7. Turning a layer on/off in either of the Map Frames or in the Basemap affects that layer's visibility in both Map Frames and the Basemap

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I think what you are describing is by design in ArcGIS Pro.

I think what you may be looking for (perhaps submit an ArcGIS Idea) is a new type of Map Frame where the layers are dependent on what is in the Map/Basemap but the visibility settings can be independent.

However for now I think you may need to copy your Map/Basemap and have the separate Map Frames access different Maps/Basemaps.

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