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How To: Change the default number of decimal places for the Measure tool in ArcGIS Pro

Summary

When using the Measure tool in ArcGIS Pro, the measurements are returned with a precision of two decimal places by default. In some cases, users may want to simplify decimals by limiting the number of decimal places, or increase the number of decimal places for higher accuracy.

The instructions provided describe how to change the default number of decimal places in ArcGIS Pro.

Procedure

  1. Click the Project tab, and select Options on the left pane.
  2. In the Options window, select Units on the left pane, and expand Distance Units.
An image of the Options menu in the Project tab.
  1. Depending on the unit code used, click the cell in the Format column to manually change the number of decimal places for the cell. The Numeric Format window displays.
An image of the Options window.
  1. Under the Rounding option, set the desired number of decimal places, and click OK. The number of decimal places for the cell is changed.
An image of the Numeric Format window.

An image of the final outcome.
  1. Click OK again to close the Options window.

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