How to perform clipping fast?

Discussion created by iaminsu12 on Jun 29, 2012

I have a problem with clipping feature.

I have a large featureclass in GDB, and I want to clip it with buffers of some points. With clipped data, I want to calculate area for a certain category by attribute data.

Currently I do it using Clip tool (geoprocessor). But input data is too large, clipping is too slow. It tool almost 200s per each buffer.

How can I speed up this?