Using ArcGIS extension products

ArcGIS Desktop has a set of optional extension products that you can install and work with. Each adds a set of specialized and advanced capabilities to your GIS.

Enabling extensions for ArcGIS Desktop

To add the capability to use any extension, you will first need to ensure that the extension software is installed on your computer and that you have added keycodes to unlock the use of the software on your desktop. See Installing ArcGIS Desktop for more information.

Next, you'll need to enable the desired extension using the following steps:

  1. Click Customize > Extensions from the main menu in any ArcGIS application.
    Selecting Extensions from the Customize menu
  2. In the Extensions dialog box, choose the extensions that you wish to enable and click Close.
    Enabling optional extensions

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