I am attempting to build a process model in model builder and keep getting stuck at a point where I need to convert vector data to raster. Model builder wants to take all of my overlapping polygons and create a single grid. I thought I would be able to use an iterative process in Model Builder to cycle the process through each of the 100+ records (polygons) in my original feature class, but have not been able to do this.
so the question is:
How do I convert a set of polygons to multiple raster files where each polygon results in a single raster?
How can I systematically process only one record at a time? (e.g. run the polygon to raster tool on the first record in a feature class, produce an output grid, and then proceed to the second record etc.)
I would add a field to the polygon feature class and populate in with an incremental number 0 to whatever. Then use either the "Select" or "Select Layer by Attribute" tool as your first process to select the feature whose number is equal to variable %n% which represents the number of iterations that your model is going through (keep in mind %n% starts at 0 not 1).