Add graphic element with ArcPy

Idea created by xander_bakker on Oct 19, 2010

    It would be nice to be able to use the Mapping module of ArcPy to add new elements to a layout. At this moment the suggested procedure is to pre-author the element and position it outside the layout. Using ArcObjects it is simple to create new elements, but since VBA is being phased-out and the alternative is creating a python script, these simple tasks should be possible without the need to create an Add-In.