I try to export a webmap in using arcpy into a pdf. This works fine, if there is a Layout available using:

aprx = arcpy.mp.ConvertWebMapToArcGISProject(webmap, None, None, notes_gdb)
layout = aprx.listLayouts()[0]

Is there a posibility to export the webmap without layout?

There are resolution, scale and extent given in the webmap, so it should be possible. But I have nothing found to export a map directly like what is possible in arcpy.mapping.

  • Have you tried just exporting a MapFrame rather than the Layout? That has an exportToPDF method too.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 9:24
  • How do I get the map frame without a layout?
    – scher
    Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 10:28
  • I think you would add the MapFrame to a Layout, but then there is no need to export the Layout just the MapFrame.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 10:43
  • thanks for the hint. I loaded a dummy layout with one map frame, choose the frame and called exportToPDF. The result was a crash of arcgis pro
    – scher
    Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 11:15

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I got a hint from the default esri server printing tool box. This tool box has been in general a source of inspiration, how to handle printing issues.

result = arcpy.mp.ConvertWebMapToArcGISProject(webmap)
mapView = result.ArcGISProject.listMaps()[0].defaultView
dpi = int(result.DPI) #a workaround for now for a bug
mapView.exportToPDF("C:\\temp\\export.pdf", result.outputSizeWidth, result.outputSizeHeight, dpi)

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