how to create a blank layer?

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08-18-2016 07:36 PM
NikhilAgarwal
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how do i create an empty layer so I can start adding polygons and lines to it? 

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JayantaPoddar
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DanPatterson_Retired
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Do you mean Create Feature Class—Data Management toolbox | ArcGIS for Desktop 

but of course, it can only contain one geometry type, and not a mix of two as you are suggesting

NikhilAgarwal
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Thank you so much for your prompt reply! I am just wondering, is it suppose to be this complex? Where do i type this code?

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DanPatterson_Retired
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It is a tool... the code is an example of how to code it.

You should really examine the base documentation

Documentation | ArcGIS for Desktop 

and that specifically relating to geoprocessing tools

ArcGIS Pro tool reference—ArcGIS Pro | ArcGIS for Desktop 

plus there are other resources if you are currently new to GIS

JayantaPoddar
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Hello Nikhil,

You need to use first choose where you want to create 
1) enterprise data base

2)FGD(locally)

3) Shape file(locally)

for enterprise please check below link:

Create a feature class in a database in ArcGIS for Desktop—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop 

Thanks!

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NikhilAgarwal
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I want to create shapefiles locally.

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