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The Maplex Label Engine feature weight option returns different results in ArcGIS Desktop 10.3 and 10.2.

Last Published: February 2, 2021 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000088678
SubmittedJune 25, 2015
Last ModifiedFebruary 2, 2021
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.3
Operating SystemWindows
Operating System Version7.0 64 Bit
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

With each release of the software, the placement of the labels is improved using the Standard Label Engine and Maplex Label Engine. Due to these improvements, the placement of labels is not exactly the same between releases. The most recent release will have better placement. The placement in ArcGIS Desktop 10.2 to 10.8 only shows a slight difference. If the exact same placement is required between releases, convert the labels to annotation. These annotation feature classes are static and do not change between releases.


Reconfigure the Maplex Label Engine rules to force the data to display as expected.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000088678


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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