I want to cut a polygon layer with many small polygons (green) to the borders of a polygon-layer with only one large polygon (red). I use the standard geoprocessing clip tool in ArcMap 10.4. Why is it not clipping to the borders?
If you are using ArcGIS Desktop Standard or Advanced you can use the Construct Polygon tool or the Split Polygon on the Advanced Editing toolbar. You select the geometry you want to cut into the base polygon and click the tool. There are minor differences in between the tools but the basic outcome is the same: You have "stamped" the selected polygons into the base polygon.