Errors creating Grid Index Features Arc10

Discussion created by jazmateta on May 25, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 17, 2019 by joseph.mueller_mndot
Not sure if this is the right forum for this or not.  I'm attempting to create new Grid Index Features for an 11x17 mapbook.  I run the geoprocessing tool from the toolbox using the box size that I want on the page, my city limits as the extent and a reasonable map scale (only about 13000).  It takes everything fine and creates the feature class in a file geodatabase but gives the warning of:
WARNING 000117:  Warning empty output generated.
I've checked the extent and everything is fine but there are no features created.
Any one else had this happen and if so, how did you get around it?
I'm using ArcInfo 10 SP1 on a Win7 machine with quadcore 8 gig ram.

For giggles, (KNOWING from past experience), I reran the process without using the city limits for an extent but using the origin that I got from that layer.  IT RAN and gave me a grid!!!!!

WHY is it that ESRI will give several options on geoprocessing tools or tools in general (Maplex being another that I have run into that I can remember off the top of my head) that either DO NOT RUN PROPERLY OR CRASH THE MAP????
If it doesn't work - either fix it or remove it - preferably FIX IT.

Just had to vent my frustration.