Is there a way to batch export layouts in an ArcGIS Pro document to a specific format?

For example exporting all layouts to PDF in a file directory.

This was possible with multiple MXDs using python with Desktop, however I haven't found a way to do this with Pro.


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This is what I use to do this. the print statement is completely unnecessary though, especially since this is run as a script tool in ArcGIS Pro.

import arcpy

aprx = arcpy.mp.ArcGISProject("CURRENT")
figFolder = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0)

for lyt in aprx.listLayouts():
    print(" {0} ({1} x {2} {3})".format(lyt.name, lyt.pageHeight, lyt.pageWidth, lyt.pageUnits))
    lyt.exportToPDF(figFolder + "\\" + lyt.name + ".pdf")

As commented by @KHibma with respect to the listLayouts method of the APRX object:

Combine the 2 code samples (near the bottom) from here: http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/arcpy/mapping/layout-class.htm and you'll export all layouts in a project to PDF


I had to take out the figFolder = line from lynryd's code above. I was getting an error telling me the following:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 4, in <module>


  RuntimeError: Object: Parameter index out of range for GetParameterAsText
  • 1
    Following up on Ron Santos answer, lynyrd's script is fine. Using the .GetParameterAsText() method implies that you're going to import the script to your toolbox and set up a parameter definition, so when you run the tool you're prompted for the output location of your choice. I'm new to this so I was confused at first by the same error. Found the (obvious in retrospect) solution in another post: community.esri.com/thread/29926 _(Hope I didn't break any major rules by adding another
    – Nathan
    May 21, 2020 at 20:49

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