I'm looking for a tool that will clip the polygons of one feature based on the polygons of another feature. The example would be clipping easement polygons based on parcel polygons.
I've used the standard clip tool for individual polygons. I'm looking for something that will clip an entire dataset of easements (possibly thousands of polygons) based on an entire parcel dataset (also in the thousands) all at once globally. Does something like that exist?
The CLIP command that Rickey references in his link does what you are asking. The diagram in the documentation might be a little misleading because it shows only a single polygon in the "clip" feature class, but it can contain many polygons, as in your parcel layer.
I guess you have multiple polygon feature classes of both Easement and Parcel data.
You can create a Union of all the easement polygons and a union of parcel polygons. Then, clip the Easement_Union with Parcel_Union.
I have a feature class of easements that will contain thousands of polygons. I want to clip them all at once based on a parcel polygon feature class. Would the union tool work in this scenario?