Creating a "grid" aligned with section lines?

Discussion created by mdragoo on Dec 30, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 30, 2011 by rleclair-esristaff
Hello!  I am looking for a solution to what seems like a pretty straight forward problem.  But in my experience, that is not always the case even though it seems like it should be the case.  So, what I am trying to do is create a grid (when I say grid - I mean that loosely - could be a "grid" or a feature class of some sort) that divides a study area polygon up into 4 square mile "sample units" that are aligned with section boundaries.  I have a section feature that I can use in the process, but am not sure what the best way to approach this exercise?  Perhaps there is already a tool that exists for this - but I could not find anything so far in my looking.  Any thoughts are appreciated (except maybe for the thought that I attend more GIS classes - which I know would be helpful).  Thanks!