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Add data frame inset quickly

Question asked by joeb@cwd on May 6, 2016
Latest reply on May 16, 2016 by joeb@cwd


I'm sure there is an easy answer to this question, but I haven't been able to find it searching around the help:


In ArcMap 10.4 (Desktop), is there a quick and easy way to add an "inset" data frame to my map layout?


I know how to insert a blank data frame, add all the layers, adjust the extent, and change the properties to show the extent indicator in my main data frame. I'm hoping there is faster way to just draw a polygon around an area in my main data frame and create a new data frame from that selection, with all the layers already being displayed copied over along with the selected extent and the indicator.


I'm trying to show up-close detail of clusters of valves on a water main project area map.