Does anyone perhaps have a work around for reading a ArcGIS Pro Vector tile package in ArcGIS Desktop?

There is an option to open the online service in Desktop but raises an unsupported file type error when I select this option.

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    I think vector tiles are a Pro feature. Server can serve them (when federated to a Portal with a Data Store), but only Pro can create or consume them.
    – Vince
    Commented Aug 7, 2018 at 11:20
  • @Vince this is the answer...I cant find anything in the doc that says "ArcMap cant open a VTPK"...but yeah, this is the case.
    – KHibma
    Commented Aug 7, 2018 at 12:38

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Simply, ArcMap can not open a vector tile package. ArcGIS Pro and web applications are the only clients that can consume a VTPK.

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