Draw map extend from a different MXD map

Discussion created by johannes314 on Mar 11, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 30, 2014 by jimcousins
I am trying to figure out how I can automatically draw the extend from one MXD file on another map layout.

My boss wants me to draw the extend of a close-up map into the larger scaled map. Is there a way to get that done automatically?
I know I can do that if I have the data frames in the same map layout. But because I have quiet different maps it was better for me to have two different maps in two different MXD files. Any chance to convert the extend from the smaller scaled map into a shp file or just somehow load the extend?
Thanks for assistance.