Export Map Selection

Discussion created by skuz_bot on Feb 7, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 7, 2012 by skuz_bot
Im looking to create a model to export a selection made via the select tool from within ArcMap. The model is to be run from ArcMap so just like if you have a selection and "right click > Data > Export Data... Selected features only" im looking to replicate that as the initial stage of my model. My current model works great, but its based a selection from attributes or location, where functionality has been request that a selection based on a custom map selection be used.

Is there an environment setting or a variable i can create to use the selection from within ArcMap because ive tried a few things and cant seem to figure out a way to do it