Soil acreage calculations issues

Discussion created by mvance4 on Oct 19, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 20, 2011 by mvance4
I am attempting to derive the acreage of soils that are within the boundaries of a parcel.  I've been clipping the soils to the parcel I'm interested in and using the shape area field for the clipped soils in order to calculate my acreage.  The problem is that when I add there results together I end up with an acreage that does not match the acreage I have for that parcel in the original survey.  Am I going about this the wrong way?

I'm also looking to create a model where you select the parcel you want and I comes up with the acreage for each soil within that parcel.  Any tips for that would be appreciated.