Set extent without using an existing raster with Feature To Raster

Discussion created by GuyDuke on Apr 6, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 6, 2011 by GuyDuke
I'm trying to convert feature data to raster and have a defined coordinate extent that I want to use for the output grids.  I don't, however, want to rely on using snap raster with an existing dataset to do this.  This code does the conversion but it ignores the extent setting.

import arcpy
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:\Test\ArcGIS_Python_Course\Roads"
arcpy.env.extent = arcpy.Extent("677000,5527000,710000,5545000")

#set local variables
cellSize = 100
inFeature = "Roads3.shp"
outRaster = "g3"
field = "GRID"

outGrid = arcpy.FeatureToRaster_conversion(inFeature, field, outRaster, cellSize)

print "Finishg processing..."

Does anyone know how to set the grid extent for this tool without using an existing file?