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.
Are you looking for something like this?
ArcGIS Help 10.1
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?
I believe that you can clip all polygons using both layers with clip.
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.
What about the standard "Clip" tool under Analysis ToolBox > Extract
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?
What issue are you facing when you use Clip (Analysis) tool?
How about this?
Splitting a polygon by an overlapping feature—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop
Have you tried intersections.... and clip (clip is in the editor pull down button, but intersections... are in the editor command bar but doesn't automatically show up when you have the editor on your taskbar, it must be added to the editor toolbar through the customize tool. )? I will use it when I am using land use data and want to have only the land use changed for that one parcel instead of the entire land use polygon covering several parcels.
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