Easiest Way to Replicate Features (Schemas & Domains) without Data

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10-17-2019 01:26 PM
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I am going to be working with multiple water systems and will end up using the same features and want to have static schemas/domain rules for each feature in separate geodatabases. 

What is the easiest workflow to do this? I thought maybe just copying the feature into a new database and deleting all the attribute data in it, but I fear this will cause some kind of problems. 

Thank you all. 

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The Export and Import XML Workspace tools sound like they would do exactly what you need, if you use the "Schema only" export & import options. 

(Although I admit that I've used the method you described and never had any issues despite it not being "best practice," per see. Yet, at least! I may have just jinxed myself  )