Setting general model properties

The properties of a model tool include name, label, description, and whether paths are to be stored relative to the toolbox location.

  1. In the Catalog window or ArcToolbox window, right-click the model tool and click Properties. Or do one of the following:
    • In the ModelBuilder menu, click Model > Model Properties.
    • Right-click anywhere on the model diagram and click Model Properties.
  2. Click the General tab.
  3. Type a name, label, and description. Name and label are required.
  4. NoteNote:

    The name is used in scripting, so it must not contain spaces or special characters. The label is displayed in the Catalog and Search windows and can contain spaces and special characters.

  5. Check Store relative path names (instead of absolute paths) if you want all data in your model to be found relative to the toolbox location.
  6. A relative path refers to a location that is relative to a current directory.