Creating New Shapefile

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10-03-2012 06:12 AM
RandallJames
New Contributor
How do I create a new shapefile from a selected polygon? I'm trying to separate one county out of a state. Do I use clip tool? Using Version 10.1
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BruceNielsen
Regular Contributor
Use Select Layer by Attribute, then Copy Features
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curtvprice
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How do I create a new shapefile from a selected polygon? I'm trying to separate one county out of a state. Do I use clip tool? Using Version 10.1


Most geoprocessing tools that accept layer input will honor the current selected set, ie only take the selected features as input. All you need to do is either use the Copy Features tool. (Interactively, right click the layer, data, export will work too -- if you make sure the radio button is selected to only export selected features.)
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JustinMeyers
New Contributor III
The merge tool will work also - this tool will also allow you to drop fields if need be.  Make sure you have the county selected first, or the geoprocessing tools will run on the entire layer.
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