ArcGIS Pro comes with some advanced editing tools for polygons and polylines. In this article, I am going to show you how to clip an overlapped polygon in the same layer in ArcGIS Pro. This is useful we have two or more overlapping polygons and we want to remove the overlapped areas. The tool that we are going to use on this exercise is called Clip. It is available from the Edit Tools menu. So let’s get started.
First, let’s open the polygon layer with some overlaps.
As you can see above, there are 4 different objects in the layer. Each polygon overlap with another polygon. (A overlap with B, C, D, etc.).
First, I will remove the overlap area between A and B. Go to Tools and choose Clip. This tool is located under the Edit tab.
Then, the Clip tool will open up on the right side. Here we need to specify the input features and the target feature. The target feature is the feature that we will clip using the input feature. In this example, I will cut or clip polygon A using polygon B. So, I will choose B in the input feature and then choose A in the target feature.
Next, select the target features
And then, choose how we will clip this feature. There are three options here:
- Discard (remainder) – This option will remove the intersecting area between A and B
- Preserve – This will preserve the intersecting area.
- Split – This will preserve the both areas.
In this example, I will use the first option Discard (remainder).
As you can see, now the polygon A is clipped against the B.