create local copy for editing - data inclusion

Discussion created by dbecker88 on Nov 4, 2013
We have a 10.1 feature service that gets edited via ArcMap 10.1.
Users add the featService to a new map, then remove all layers they Do NOT want to edit.

When a local copy is made for editing, I noticed that all feat. classes from the featureService are created locally, regardless of whether they were in the arcmap table of contents, (TOC) or not.

I understand that extent controls local feat. class creation; is there any way to also have arcMap TOC affect local data creation?
Something like "only create layer if visible", ect...