Getting Started and Downloads

Envision Tomorrow Plus system requirements, downloads, and resources that can assist you with using ET+ in Utah.

Getting Started

We are excited that you have chosen to put Envision Tomorrow Plus to work in your community, please follow the following steps to get the tool up and running on your computer.

Step 1. Download and install the appropriate ArcGIS (version 10 or 10.1) extension to your computer.

Step 2. On your computer, open ArcGIS, go to the toolbar and go to: Customize – Toolbars - Envision Tomorrow. Check on Envision Tomorrow. Both the ET Project Setup and ET Paint Tool should appear for use.

Step 3. Choose the appropriate county level data set to download. In ArcGIS clip this data set to a more manageable size, such as your city's boundary.

Step 4. Use the ET Project Setup tool to make a geodatabase to house your new data layer (from step 3).

Step 5. Download and calibrate your building prototypes (Building Prototype Library).

Step 6. Download the ET+ Scenario Spreadsheet. In your Scenario Spreadsheet go to the Building Inputs Tab to add your building prototypes (from step 5) to your scenario spreadsheet.

Step 7. In your Scenario Spreadsheet go to the Dev Type Streets Tab to assign block size and other site characteristics.

Step 8. In your Scenario Spreadsheet go to the Dev Type Building Mix Tab to assign percentages of buildings to create development types.

Step 9. Using the ET Paint Tool go to File – Open Envision File Geodatabase to add your newly created geodatabase (from step 4) to the MXD.

Step 10. Using the ET Paint Tool go to File - Open Envision Excel File to connect to your scenario spreadsheet.

Step 11. To start painting development types go to the ET Paint Tool and start an edit session. After you have painted your development types make sure to save your edits. Your indicators should be appearing on the Summary New Tab and Summary Total Tab.

ET+ Requirements

  • ArcGIS 10, 10.1
  • Envision Tomorrow Plus install: (Building Prototype ROI Model and ET+ Scenario Spreadsheet)
  • Microsoft Excel 2007 or newer

User Manual

pdfUser Manual 27.53 MB

Files to Download

zipEnvisionGISApp_Install_10.0A.zip 
zipEnvisionGISApp_Install_10.1A.zip
xlsmET+ Scenario Spreadsheet.xlsm
xlsmFiscal_Impact_Tool_FIT.xlsm3.66 MB
xlsmBuilding Prototype ROI Model.xlsm
zipBuilding Prototype Library48.16 MB
pdfPrototype Builder User Guide2.78 MB

County Data Layer Templates

If your county data is not available below, you should contact your County Assessor to obtain the data. Please note that the raw data may not be compatible with ET+.

Salt Lake County: This map contains Salt Lake County parcels, intersections, existing transit stops and stations by type, future rail stops 2020 and 2040, all future transit stops and routes 2020 and 2040, and an AGRC base map.

Utah County: This map contains Utah County parcels, intersections, existing transit stops and stations by type, future rail stops 2020 and 2040, all future transit stops and routes 2020 and 2040, and an AGRC base map.

Davis County: Davis County data is available for city and county governmental representatives. To obtain the data, please email Scott Festin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 801-363-4250. Other interested parties should contact Davis County at 801-451-3250 or their Davis county/city government representatives.

Weber County: This map contains Weber County parcels, intersections, existing transit stops and stations by type, future rail stops 2020 and 2040, all future transit stops and routes 2020 and 2040, and an AGRC base map.

Salt Lake City: This map contains Salt Lake City parcels, intersections, existing transit stops and stations by type, future rail stops 2020 and 2040, all future transit stops and routes 2020 and 2040, and an AGRC base map.

Wasatch Front Four County Parcel (Salt Lake, Utah, Davis and Weber Counties): This map contains Salt Lake, Utah, Davis and Weber County parcels, intersections, existing transit stops and stations by type, future rail stops 2020 and 2040, all future transit stops and routes 2020 and 2040, and an AGRC base map. (This map may take a few minutes to open, depending on your computer's connection speed, because of its size.)

Wasatch Front Four County EnvironmentalThis map contains Salt Lake, Utah, Davis and Weber County environmental data such as hydrology, ecology, geology, cultural, landmarks and open space. These layers may be useful as reference layers as you work with Envision Tomorrow Plus. 

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