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Feature class size slowing Down Geoprocessing

Question asked by Diomedes275 on Dec 16, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 9, 2017 by Diomedes275

Hi,

I have a polygon feature class that is 170MB in size.  Originally it was 708MB but using simplify and dissolve I managed to get it down to its current size.  The problem is that at times it still takes forever to process.  I created a feature class of 120 buffers and I need to use that clip features from the 170MB feature class.  Is there a way I further reduce the size of the 170MB feature class without sacrificing data integrity?  I need this to be more for functional.  It's been over an hour and the process is only 33% complete and seems to have frozen.  Any help is much appreciated.  I'm using ArcGIS desktop, Advanced 10.3.1.

 

thanks,

John

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