I have been using this tool to eliminate sliver gaps between polygons with a Standard ArcMap 10.7.1 license since I am unable to use the Eliminate tool available with the Advanced license.
This appeared to be working fine but all of a sudden it stopped allowing me to begin the trace. As soon as I clicked on the reference feature it bounced back to the main tool dialog box. It appears to be temporarily hanging up the tool or the data processing as it began working again a few hours later then stopped again and would not work. I tested with other map documents and gdb datasets and nothing points to an obvious culprit.
I am wondering if the "routine" is sensitive to how often you "close" the tool or save edits? Has anyone found this tool to crash like this if you are trying to process a large number of gap alignments before doing a new alignment session or before doing edit saves?
I have not found any documentation that covers this issue and have followed the tool directions closely