Envelope to Polygon for ArcView/ArcEditor

Discussion created by sarebalo on Mar 30, 2011
Hello everyone,
This is my first post on this forum, so I thought I would include a simple script as an offering. It essentially recreates ArcInfo's Envelope to Polygon tool for lower versions. It features multi-input for features to envelope, providing a quick clip polygon for a group of features, and also includes a buffer field to extend the envelope around the set.

I am sure this has already been done, but I am fairly new to python and wanted to give it a go. I run ArcView 10, so I don't know how it will fair on earlier versions. If you have any problems, let me know so I can correct them. Thanks for your attention and hopefully it is of some use.

Tool input parameters are:
feature layer, multi, required
workspace, single, required
string, single, required
linear unit, single, optional