Feature class bounding box is much bigger than XY extent?

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09-16-2015 07:43 AM
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I have a feature class where the XY extent (on the Feature Extent tab of the Feature Class properties) is set to a relatively small extent - max y 6 657 856 meters, min y 6 646 293 meters).

Yet, the Bounding Box for the feature class (on the Indexes tab of the Feature Class properties) is very large (max Y is 9 007 189 256 640 meters min Y is - 9 998 100 meters, probably the Maximum for this coordinate system - ETRS 1989, UTM zone 32N).

This seems to be impeding performance when editing. How can I tell the Feature class that the bounding box should be much smaller?

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Esri Esteemed Contributor

Hi Turid,

You can recalculate, import, or manually set the feature extent of the feature class by right-clicking on it in the Catalog window > Properties > Feature Extent tab.  Ex:

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Hi Jake,

We see this frequently too.  The bounding box is much bigger than the feature extent.  We can fix it, but can you suggest a reason why it would be that way to begin with?

Cherie Moritz

Aiken County, SC

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