Extract by mask OUTSIDE

Discussion created by ekf2115 on Mar 14, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 14, 2012 by curtvprice
Is there a way to get Extract by Mask to extract the area OUTSIDE?
I want to use Extract by Polygon with extraction area = OUTSIDE, but my polygon is in a feature class (too many vertices to input manually) so I have to use Extract by Mask. Is there a way to quickly import the XY coordinates from the feature class, rather than 1 by 1?
Or can someone suggest another way to remove the area inside the polygon from my DEM?