Create & Populate a Custom Toolbox in ArcMap

GeoProcessing Tools Galore

Here’s a pop quiz:  In which ArcToolbox toolset will you find the Feature to Point tool?  Or how about the Define Projection tool?  With hundreds of tools scattered among dozens of toolsets whose structure changes with each new software release, it is an exercise in futility to remember where your favorite tools are located in ArcMap’s ArcToolbox.  What’s a GIS professional to do?

Custom Toolboxes

Create a custom toolbox, of course!  Here are a few good reasons why you should be using custom toolboxes:

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  • You can organize your frequently used tools in one, easy to find location.
  • Ditto for project-specific tools.
  • You can share custom toolboxes with other ArcMap users.
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Create and Populate

In this video, I will show you how to create a custom toolbox and then populate it with system tools and scripts.


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