I want to create a single shape file from multiple mxd's that have multiple frame sets with different extents in them. I have found/started a script to do this (attached) but can't figure out how to write the captured X&Y Max/Min into the shape file that is created for this. See output below. I also want it to write the scale and title of the frame as well as the file name of the mxd.
Would appreciate your help in completing this script.
import arcpy, glob, os from arcpy import env from arcpy import mapping env.overwriteOutput = True path = r"C:\temp" mxdList = glob.glob(path + "\*.mxd") env.workspace = r"C:\temp\Test.gdb" y = 1 for mxd in mxdList: mxd2 = mapping.MapDocument(mxd) dataframe = mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd2, "*") frameExtent = dataframe.extent XMAX = frameExtent.XMax XMIN = frameExtent.XMin YMAX = frameExtent.YMax YMIN = frameExtent.YMin pnt1 = arcpy.Point(XMIN, YMIN) pnt2 = arcpy.Point(XMIN, YMAX) pnt3 = arcpy.Point(XMAX, YMAX) pnt4 = arcpy.Point(XMAX, YMIN) array = arcpy.Array() array.add(pnt1) array.add(pnt2) array.add(pnt3) array.add(pnt4) array.add(pnt1) polygon = arcpy.Polygon(array) arcpy.CopyFeatures_management(polygon, "Polygon_Extent" + "_" + str(y)) y = y + 1 list =  lstFCs = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses("Polygon_Extent*") for fc in lstFCs: list.append(fc) arcpy.Merge_management(list, "Extent") for item in list: arcpy.Delete_management(item)
Even with this I get errors...
Traceback (most recent call last): File "P:\2011\Job_031_TownPlanning_SeriesProduction\Working\mxd\extent_creation.py", line 32, in <module> arcpy.CopyFeatures_management(polygon, "Polygon_Extent" + "_" + str(y)) File "C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\arcpy\arcpy\management.py", line 1943, in CopyFeatures raise e ExecuteError: ERROR 000210: Cannot create output Polygon_Extent_1 Failed to execute (CopyFeatures).