Creating layouts in Pro super slow

10-30-2020 12:44 AM
New Contributor II

I need to generate multiple layouts to export as maps in pdf. Adding a new map frame to the layout takes up to 5 minutes. I've tried different methods - having only one layout view in my project, saving the project before adding a new map frame, adding a new map frame to the existing layout and then connecting the legend and scale bar with the new frame. Everything else works fine and fast, just adding a map frame takes ages. I have 5 layers active on my map which are simple line or polygon feature layers. Does anyone else have the same problem or any ideas of what might be the problem? 

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HI Katrin, 

I'm unaware of any known or outstanding issue that would result in waiting time for a map frame to be added to a layout in excess of 5 minutes. More information is needed to troubleshoot this issue.  Can you contact Esri Support? They are better equipped to handle troubleshooting steps and gather bug data. They can be contacted at



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