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Clipping Option Not Always Available

Question asked by RTWright on Aug 27, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 26, 2014 by RTWright

This should be a simple task.  I have a large simple polygon, a US County, and another shapefile of small polygons that fall within that County.  I want to create "holes" in the large polygon where the small polygons occur.  Here's the rub.  If I select one of those polygons, and start editing the large polygon, the CLIP option is available and functions correctly.  If, however, I select two or more polygons, the CLIP option is NOT available...most importantly, I would like to select ALL of the small polygons and CLIP them in a single action.  When I do Select All of the small polygons, however, as when selecting just two, the CLIP option is not available.  Can anyone tell me what I am going "wrong" or why this is the case.

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