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Intersect fails but Pairwise Intersect succeeds

Question asked by GabrielFM on Jan 8, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2019 by Dan_Patterson

I have a precipitation layer from the NWS that I have run through a process to "flatten" the overlapping polygons through erase and merge. When I try to intersect the finished polygon layer with a point layer, it fails. 


Error messages below:

Reading Features...
WARNING 000117: Warning empty output generated.
ERROR 999999: Something unexpected caused the tool to fail. Please refer to the error help for potential solutions, or contact Esri Technical Support
The table was not found.
The table was not found. [LocsJan19Wnd_Intersect]
Invalid Topology [Topoengine error (-40917539, 2046).]
Failed to execute (Intersect).
Failed at Tuesday, January 08, 2019 12:56:58 PM (Elapsed Time: 1.43 seconds)


I've tried

  • checking and repairing geometry
  • exporting feature and running intersect on the exported file
  • exporting it to a shp file and running intersect
  • closing and reopening the project
  • rebooting
  • running my script in an entirely new project

all with the same results. 


Pairwise intersect succeeds. For my use, intersect and pairwise intersect should produce the same results so it doesn't matter. Does anyone know why I would be getting these error messages when running intersect?