I know this has been asked before, and there have been a lot of responses to this;

but I have spent days, if not weeks digging through all the responses with basically little evidential results or improvements. For this reason I am asking again, and bringing to the fore.

When using ArcGIS Pro I experience an awful lot of slow speed issues, including:

  • time to take to click between ribbon tools,
  • opening tools,
  • running tools,
  • panning through maps with minimal or no data on,
  • folder operations,
  • cancelling geoprocessing tools.

Please note:

  • All data is local, except for the ESRI basemap. (it's faster without the ESRI basemaps but the software and ribbon use is still incredibly slow - I don't even try to look at the Geography of Map layers in the Catalog view).
  • All data layers are transformed on the fly to the Projection system of the basemap (WGS)- this is only a short term solution as it shouldn't be a requirement; people need to to work in a lot of other projection and CRSs.
  • I have 60mbps bandwidth
  • My machine has 16GB of RAM and is and i7-9850 machine; its specified FOR GIS.

Through testing it has to be the software because when I open the same data in QGIS, it's almost instantaneous.

I don't really know what to do.

  • Is your internet connection via wifi or cat6 ethernet? would recommend 32GB RAM for a workstation on a 64 bit OS. ArcGIS Pro does index your file/folders which can reduce speed. There are options pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/latest/help/projects/…
    – Mapperz
    Jan 15 at 18:02
  • Define "slow" please. Is your computer idle otherwise? Check the system monitoring. Jan 15 at 18:06
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    Creating two new tags, one a mangled spelling of the product name, doesn't help get your question answered.
    – Vince
    Jan 15 at 18:17
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    Have you tried the troubleshooting steps recommended here: esri.com/arcgis-blog/products/3d-gis/3d-gis/…
    – jgm_GIS
    Jan 15 at 19:23
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    My experience is different. For me, Pro is so much faster than ArcMap - startup, folder browsing (when adding data etc), rendering, geoprocessing and it is so much more stable. The only time I find it slow is when using a layout with complex labelling, then it's a slug...
    – user2856
    Jan 15 at 22:37