This is a very basic question, but I'm not finding the answer on Google or here...
I have a bundle of files I have to submit in an incredibly specific format. Our sub-consultants gave us a set of shapefiles, but the shapefiles have a different file name than the required feature class. All the required attributes are correct.
For example, they named the file "boundary.shp" (plus all of it's accompanying files) whereas the feature class needs to be named "gis_boundary_limit".
Can you have the feature class name be different than the shape file name? If I just rename the files have I renamed the feature classes? Is there a way in ArcMap to rename a feature class within a shapefile?
Forgive how basic this question is, I had been operating on the assumption that shapefiles and feature classes were interchangeable.