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?

  • You possibly need to reinstall arcpy if it was installed before you installed Pycharm
    – Midavalo
    Dec 26, 2018 at 16:22

1 Answer 1


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, 2018 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. Dec 26, 2018 at 15:30

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