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?
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 https://support.esri.com/en/contact-tech-support.