generalize or simplify complex polygons - for buffer and intersect

Discussion created by t_joseph833 on Jun 26, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 28, 2013 by whe-esristaff
Hi, anyone had experience working with all these options to ???simplify??? or generalize complex polygons (pros and cons)??

1. IGeometryServer2 Generalize (can't find any sample code)
2. IPolygon Simplifyex and ITopologicalOperator Simplify

I want to loop polygons in a feature class, convert these complex polygon (with lotsa vertexes and bezier curves) to a simplified version and then run some simple topo operations (buffer, intersect).

Main reason for doing this is ... even simple topo operations on these complex polygons takes way too long to complete. If you have other suggestions most welcome ...