I am looking for a way to either use the Extract Data tool within ArcMap without it compressing the files into a .zip at the end, or a way for the Clip tool to have a way to select multiple feature classes (see screenshot). The goal is to put this into ModelBuilder so that I can automate a process. However my knowledge concerning Python and inserting/editing scripts is limited to none and I know of no other way to achieve the results without scripting/adjusting.
Link how to implement this script into ModelBuilder. http://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/10.3/analyze/modelbuilder/integrating-scripts-within-a-model.htm
# Import system modules import arcpy import os from arcpy import env arcpy.env.workspace = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(0) output = arcpy.env.workspace clip_features = arcpy.GetParameterAsText(1) fc_list = arcpy.ListFeatureClasses() for fc in fc_list: arcpy.Clip_analysis(fc, clip_features, fc +'_clipped')
I solved this issue by, rather than using a multi-select clip, using iterate within the ArcMap MB only tools. This cycles through all the feature classes within a location, this means the users will have to put all their files into a selected GDB.