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It is often necessary to create a list of feature class names. This is especially useful when an MXD has a large number of layers and/or feature classes and a list of them is needed for documentation or an email. The PerfQAnalyzer tool has this capability, and these instructions describe how to do this using the 'Create a feature class names file' option on the Extents tab of the PerfQAnalyzer tool.
The PerfQAnalyzer tool can run as an ArcMap add-in or as a standalone application.
This is a free, non-supported tool offered to the Esri user community that can be used to assist users in calibrating ArcGIS performance.
The latest version of PerfQAnalyzer 10.5 (Build 172) is compatible with the earlier released versions of ArcGIS, 9.3.1 through 10.4.x. The tool may be downloaded from the following link:
The 'Create a feature class names file' option outputs a feature class list as a text (.txt) file on disk. Users can interactively select which feature classes to be included in the list.