shrug-l: ArcGIS 10 Service Pack 3 released

Tripp Corbin tcorbin at
Mon Oct 17 09:47:50 EDT 2011

Last week Esri released Service Pack 3 for ArcGIS 10. This patch fixed 
numerous issues. Issues with Parcel Fabric Tools, Metadata and working 
with MSD files seem to top the list. Several issues with data driven 
pages were also addressed. I have listed a few of the issues addressed 
by this service pack below.

*ArcGIS Desktop:*

 1. Sort Ascending in the Identify window sorts Double fields by string
    values rather than numeric values.
 2. Cut Polygon Features tool fails on feature classes that have been
    upgraded from low to high precision spatial references.
 3. Metadata shows incorrect processing environment for Vista and Windows 7
 4. Calculate Adjacent Fields Tool in the Data Driven Pages Toolset:
    Geometry restrictions are too strict. Does not work with less than
    perfect Grids
 5. Calculate Field with Expression None and Expression Type PYTHON or
    PYTHON9.3 does nothing and no error/warning given
 6. ArcCatalog crashes when importing a single specific feature into ArcSDE
 7. Projection/Coordinate System information is not read properly in
    ArcGIS 10 and is marked as Undefined, but is read correctly by
    ArcGIS 9.3.1 SP1
 8. An unexpected error occurs when selecting by location on a layer
    that has a join and a definition query defined from joined field
 9. For CAD data in ArcMap at version 10, Layer Properties >
    Transformations tab > Enable Transformations > Rotate, Scale and
    Translate option no longer works. The data does not move when this
    option is selected.
10. Toolbar cannot be placed in a desired docked position where it
    remains after closing and reopening a map.
11. ArcMap crashes when exporting a map built with Data Driven Pages to
    PDF when the frame of the extent indicators is set with offset
    cartographic line symbols and the PDF pages options are set to
    multiple pages using page names.
12. When using Data Driven Pages with a Scale field, the data are not
    always centered in the layout
13. Maptips do not draw properly when hyperlinks are enabled and you
    hover over a feature with the Hyperlink tool
14. Editing features using the attribute window may cause ArcMap to crash.
15. The Split tool has been enhanced to allow the ability to divide a
    line into more than 99 equal segments. Also, Construct Points has
    been enhanced to allow the creation of more than 999 new points.
16. Unable to successfully open map documents in ArcGIS 10 back saved to
    a previous version that contain unreferenced inserted images in the
    data frame; receive error 'Opening the selected ArcMap document
    failed. The data frames of the map document could not be read.'
17. In Data Driven pages with rotated data frames the north arrow
    shrinks when viewing the different pages.
18. Incorrect renaming of the Geodatabase objects (Feature Classes,
    Feature Datasets, Topologies, and so on) within ArcCatalog; results
    in corruption of the Geodatabase and makes the renamed objects
    unusable within ArcCatalog.
19. The patterns in a Marker Line Symbol may shift during Export or
    Printing when the line features intersect with the map frame
20. ArcMap crashes performing 'Copy Parallel' on certain features.
21. When adjusting parcels, the Parcel Editor reports that you don't
    have enough active control points.
22. Hillshade tool with model shadows option produces artifacts when
    used with low altitude values.
23. Parcel Fabric relates are duplicated when switching versions.
24. When a parcel is opened, the Control Layer isn't visible.
25. Changing the version with the fabric table window open does not
    refresh the table view.
26. After reconciling and posting a version with fabric edits, the state
    ID of the child version being posted was higher than the Default
27. When reconciling a version that has fabrics and annotation, the
    process is very slow.
28. Parcel Remainder is leaving gaps and some curves are flipping.
29. The Make Parcel Fabric Table View is not working on SDE Versions.
30. WMS service based on MSD map service does not carry datum
    transformation defined in the map document

*ArcGIS Server:*

 1. Marker symbol offset setting is ignored with MSD-based map service
    when feature access is enabled.
 2. REST directory shows wrong 'Relationships' information for a feature
    class with relationships when it is added to an mxd multiple times.
 3. Publishing an Esri Optimized Map Service with a Query Layer takes
    longer than publishing the same MXD as a Classic Map Service.
 4. Using the tool 'Export Map Server Cache' crashes ArcGIS Desktop if
    the cache to be exported was created with a previous version of
    ArcGIS Server.
 5. ArcCatalog crashes while generating a map cache with more than 16 or
    30 instances when using a feature class at scales larger than 18K.
 6. The Import Map Server Cache tool is removing JPEG compression from
    source tiles when existing tiles are replaced.
 7. In ArcGIS Server Java 10.0 ADF, polygon features with donut features
    are not handled through the ADF selection results window correctly.
    Once they are in the selection window, hovering over the selection
    of the outer polygon results in both being selected.
 8. Composite locator leaks memory in ArcGIS Server and may cause
    stability issues with the geocode service if system resources get low.

Those are just a few of the many items this serve pack addresses. For a 
complete list go to:

To download this service pack for ArcGIS Desktop, Engine or Server go 

I have installed the service pack and so far it has been stable. I have 
not had time to put it through any heavy testing yet. So I would use 
some caution when installing it. If it does not address a specific issue 
you are having, I would suggest letting others do the testing and find 
any bugs this service pack might introduce.

Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP | Chief Executive Officer
eGIS Associates, Inc.
678-710-9710 ext 21 | 866-304-3864 Fax
tcorbin at |
Esri Certified Trainer | Esri Certified Desktop Associate

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