I have a polygon with 50 lakes for which I have created a buffers polygon. I would like to clip the area that corresponds to the lakes from the buffer polygon, making donuts. I have found the reference for doing this here.
When I start an editing session in the Editor, it will not activate the Clip tool if I select all the features (lakes) in the polygon. I select all the lakes in the attribute table, by using the "Switch Selection" option, I select them by using the List by Selection option in the Table of Contents, no matter what I use for the selection method, the Clip isn't available. If I select just one of the lakes, then Clip is available. I really don't want to have to do this repeatedly and then merge the outputs. Is there a way to use Clip with more than one feature, preferably on all the features in the polygon?