Feature Classes disapear and reappear when zooming

02-04-2021 09:48 AM
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Hi Everyone,

I have feature classes from a geodatabase in a map that was all working just fine yesterday, however I had loaded some CAD files into the map and used feature class to geodatabase to add one feature class from CAD into my geodatabase.  It crashed the geodatabase, so I used the recover geodatabase tool and created a new geodatabase.  All of my broken feature classes work again, however they are randomly disappearing and reappearing while I zoom.  See video to see what I mean.  I tried to repair geometry, but no change resulted.

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I don't know if this is the best solution, but I used the feature class to shapefile tool to convert my geodatabase files to shapefiles.  I loaded them in from the shapefiles and all appears ok.  I then used the feature class to geodatabase tool and converted back to a newly created geodatabase.  The new GDB seems to be functioning correctly as well.  Not sure what broke everything, but seems to have something to do with CAD features.



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I am just wondering if anything with scale default limitation at certain scale levers that small.



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I checked and there were no scale limits set.  The "Clear" button was greyed out.  Also, the features disappear and reappear at scales that are not consistent with how that limits work. If you look at the end of the video, there is a feature class that disappears as I zoom, then reappears at a lower scale.  

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Esri Frequent Contributor

Another thing to try is export the affected feature class out to an XML Workspace Document (*.xml).  Create a new file geodatabase for testing purposes.  Import the *.xml workspace document into the new file geodatabase and see if this behavior continues.  What is the result?

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I would be inclined to agree with the scale limitation that @BerstonGeorge3 mentioned above