How to create donut holes in polygons with a mask in Arcgis

12 Oct

Ok, this is a really simple procedure. However, if you don’t do it that much is easy to forget.

As a reminder for myself and maybe of some use to others, here is the way to do it:

1. Add both layers, the one that you want to cut and the one that you’ll use as a mask.

2. Start and edit session, set the layer in which you wanna create the holes as target.

3. Set the task as  as Cut Polygon features.

4. Select the layer that you want to use as mask. (If there are several features in it, merge them first, this allow you to cut them in one step)

5. Click the Editor toolbar/ Clip.

Ready!

That’s all 🙂

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