Finding overlapping polygons

Discussion created by jessross on Jun 24, 2010
Latest reply on Jun 7, 2016 by Holisticbynature
Hi everyone,

I need to find all of the places where I have overlap in my polygons. I downloaded a tool that someone built that works great to find where the overlap is, but it only exports to a .txt and I need it to a .dbf or something so I can link it back to the table. I need to know what I'm looking at for areas of overlap - ie: how much area.

Is there another tool that allows me to find overlap, or even pull the overlap out into it's over feature class? I feel like I used to be able to just Intersect the layer with itself and it would pump back just the overlapping polygons. I really feel like that's the process I used to run, but maybe that wasn't it. Any ideas? It feels like it should be really easy and something lots of people use or need.