Recording ArcMap Project (*. MXD) to the CD / DVD

Do you want to run ArcMap Project (*. MXD) in a CD or DVD? Or maybe you want to distribute your ArcMap project on CDs or DVDs? All you need is MXDPackager, a script that will automatically copy all the layers contained in the Table of Content (TOC) and change the relative path MXD files into a single folder.


You can record these folders to CD / DVD / USB Flash for distributed or in the open on another computer without the fear you lost the layers. This is very useful if you add a layer to the TOC in ArcMapproject you from different drives / folders. In fact, you can also do the following two settings:

  1. To copy all layers (vector data is stored as a shapefile while raster data stored as IMG files) into one folder with SHP name. Layers are stored in accordance with its zoom extents, whether visible or invisible in TOC.
  2. To copy all visible layers (raster and vector) into a separate folder that is automatically in dataframe or clip in accordance with the current view.

MXDPackager available in *. bas format. To run this script, you must perform the following steps:

  1. Download MXDPackager, save and extract on your computer. Extract the file name is PackageMXD end.bas
  2. Open ArcMap project (*. MXD) that you want to record onto CD / DVD / USB Flash
  3. From the Tools menu -> Macros -> click Visual Basic Editor or press Alt + F11
  4. In the Project window to the left of the display the Visual Basic Editor, right click on the Project (project.mxd ArcMap file name) and select Import Files
  5. Browse to the file click Open PackageMXD end.bas
  6. Under the Project (file name project.mxd ArcMap) is now available Modules folder and in it there PackageMXD module. (See picture above)
  7. Double click PackageMXD module, so the script can you read. Click Run or press F5.
  8. Locate the folder to save the work MXDPackager. Click OK
  9. Small window pops up asking whether you want to save the entire layer (click Yes)or all layers in the clip in accordance with the dataframe (No.)
  10. If you click Yes, the next small window will appear asking whether you want to save the entire layer both visible and invisible (click Yes) or only just visible (click No).
  11. The process is complete.

If you select No at this stage no. 9 then in the folder where you save the work MXDPackager will have a sub folder with the name of the Layer and MXD file. But if you select Yes and no passing phase. 10, then right there is a sub folder with the name of the SHP and MXD file.

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