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Clip and Erase Tools need an option to append existing Feature Class
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on Oct 11, 2012
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The Clip and Erase geoprocessing tools create new feature classes. There needs to be an option to not create a new feature class and append the existing one.
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Oct 11, 2012 8:44 PM
This could be done using ModelBuilder to create a tool that does the Clip/Erase to create a temporary feature class in an in_memory workspace and then uses Append to append it back into the original.
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Sep 24, 2013 12:21 PM
While this can be done in Python (and model builder), it's arduous code and extraneous processing for a simple operation:
erase - to new feature class
append - erase feature to new feature class
delete (all) features - in target feature class
append - new feature class into empty target feature class
All of that - so I can insert a new feature and make sure I have no overlapping geometry from existing features.
If you have a better way, please post it.
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