Create a new shapefile in ArcGIS Pro
When we started in ArcGIS Pro, but within vector files our affinity is the famous *.SHP, although there are a variety of alternative formats to the popular shapefile.
In this post we are going to see how to create a new shapefile in ArcGIS Pro.
Inside the ArcToolbox go to or search for the Create Feature Class tool, located at:
ArcToolbox > Data Management Tools > Feature Class > Create Feature Class
By default ArcGIS Pro points out that the new vector file will be created within a Geodatabase. But as a new shapefile is required, just replace the geodatabase with the name of a folder, and add the *.SHP format to the name of the vector file.
In this sense, it is recommended to make the following configuration in the Create Feature Class tool:
- Feature Class Location: Select a directory or folder (by default is a Geodatabase)
- Feature Class Name: Select a name for the new shapefile, don’t forget to set the .shp extension.
- Geometry Type: Select the type of geometry, be it points, lines or polygons.
- Coordinate System: Selects the coordinate system of the new shp.
You can configure the rest of the parameters if you require them, and finally click on the Run button.