Why don't layers draw with the arcpy Mapping Module?

Discussion created by jwickers on Nov 9, 2010
Latest reply on May 29, 2011 by jwickers
I'm using arcGIS 10. I use the Command Window in ArcMap to open an existing mxd. I don't get an error but no data displays. How do I get the data to draw using python scripting?I've tried the RefreshActiveView but this didn't help.

>>> template = r"Z:\GIS_Staff\jane\Scripting\StdMap - BushfireProneLand_A4P.mxd"
>>> mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument(template)