I'm writing a python script to automatically take some snapshots of my ArcMap in 10.2, but I can't get the zoom to selected features tool to work properly.
I have a layer called carereport, which I then make a feature layer of by providing a gid value. If I right-click on this new layer and click 'Zoom to layer', the tool works fine. But when I run the following arcpy script, it stays very zoomed out. It's as if some other features are selected, but I can't see where.
mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(r"CURRENT") df = arcpy.mapping.ListDataFrames(mxd, "Layers") arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management("carereport", "Siteslyr", """gid = 2739""") addLayer = arcpy.mapping.Layer(r"Siteslyr") arcpy.mapping.AddLayer(df, addLayer, "AUTO_ARRANGE") arcpy.RefreshActiveView() arcpy.RefreshTOC() lyr = arcpy.mapping.ListLayers(mxd, "Siteslyr", df) df.zoomToSelectedFeatures() df.scale *= 1.1 arcpy.RefreshActiveView() arcpy.mapping.ExportToJPEG(mxd, r"C:\caredev.jpg", df, df_export_width=1600, df_export_height=1200, world_file=True) del mxd, df