Maplex option to virtually dissolve features for labeling

Idea created by clm42 on Jun 22, 2011
     Common practice when labeling features such as roads on a small scale map is to dissolve the roads into single features in order to make labeling easier. This isnt always feasible and is often impractical as this can lead to having many duplicate and out of date files stashed in project folders. Maplex needs an option to "virtually dissolve" features for labeling. "Remove duplicates" provides somewhat similar functionality but doesnt quite go far enough.