ArcMap cannot find my newly created Feature Class!

Discussion created by geowhiz on Nov 21, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 26, 2013 by crafty762
I created a new personal geodatabase.  Then I used the create feature class tool in ArcToolbox to create some empty feature classes in the new Geodatabase.  As they were created they were automatically added to the table of contents in ArcMap.  I then started editing and they are shown in the create feature class template.  However when I try to digitize a new feature in one of the new layers it gives me an error saying that no such layer is found and it has failed to draw.  When I go into ArcCatalog and look in my geodatabase for the feature classes I created they are not there.  What is going on?