I'm looking to calculate all combinations of the closest distance 2 polygons in a set of polygons in ArcMap 10.2.2. I have an advanced license. I'm assuming it has something to do with the Proximity toolset (Near Tool maybe? I've never done a "Generate Near Table" using polygon edges, only centroids and points).
Ideally there would be a simple way to loop through all combinations of polygons without creating a Python script (Although I'll write one if I need to, I'd just rather not if there's an easy tool available in an ArcMap toolbox).
For example, if I have a set of 4 polygons, I would want to know the shortest distance between 1&2, 1&3, 1&4, 2&3, 2&4, and 3&4 (all possible combinations).