Choosing the product library through the Product Library Properties dialog box

The product library location and the properties associated with it can be defined through the Product Library Properties dialog box in ArcMap.

  1. Start ArcMap.
  2. On the menu bar, click Customize > Production > Product Library.

    If the Product Library command is not enabled, you may need to enable the Production Mapping extension by clicking Customize > Extensions and checking the check box for Production Mapping.


    You can also open the window by clicking the Product Library button Product Library window on the Production Cartography toolbar.

  3. Right-click the Product Library icon and click Properties.

    The Product Library Properties dialog box appears.

    Product Library Properties dialog box

    The Nautical Solution installs a preconfigured file geodatabase product library as a ZIP file at <Install Location>\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ESRI\Production10.0\ProductLibraryFiles. If you do not have a product library file to upgrade, it is strongly recommended that you unzip this file and use it as your start point for a product library.

  4. Click the cell next to Workspace in the Product Library section and click the ellipsis (...) that appears.

    The Please browse to the location of the Product Library Workspace dialog box appears.

  5. Navigate to the product library database.
  6. Click Open.

    The Upgrade Workspace dialog box appears if the geodatabase does not have all the components necessary to perform as a product library. Click OK if you want to upgrade the geodatabase you want to use as the product library and click OK once the upgrade completes.


    If this is not a new product library, and if an error appears when you choose a geodatabase as the product library, it may need to be compacted or compressed to restore its integrity. Compacting applies to personal and file geodatabases, and compressing applies to ArcSDE geodatabases.

    The path to the product library appears in the cell next to Workspace, and the Privileges and Workspace Type fields are automatically populated.


    The product library workspace can be unset by deleting the path to the workspace out of the cell next to Workspace.

  7. Click OK.