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I have installed PyCharm Edu and am trying to run a python script calling on ArcPy.

I get an import arcpy module error:

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However, when I use the python scripter in ArcGIS Desktop, I see that it is able to find arcpy

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I tried finding the actual arcpy folder in C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.3\Lib, but am unable to find it.

Why do I get the arcpy module error on Pycharm?

Is there an installation error in ArcGIS Desktop or PyCharm?

marked as duplicate by Vince, csk, nmtoken, Dan C, Midavalo Dec 27 '18 at 22:57

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  • You possibly need to reinstall arcpy if it was installed before you installed Pycharm – Midavalo Dec 26 '18 at 16:22

Try setting up PyCharm's Interpreter like this:


  • That path doesnt exist. Only C:\Python27\ArcGIS10.3\lib exists. Is that the problem? – tg110 Dec 26 '18 at 14:22
  • my installation is in version 10.6, i don't know if there's difference, but, check where is the path of 'exe' from python. – Marco Aurélio Dec 26 '18 at 15:30

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