I've seen similar answers to this question on so many forums but nothing seems to work.
I have one large polygon (a country boundary) with another polygon layer that contains thousands of smaller polygons (separate sites, either independent polygons or sharing the same boundary) that fall inside, outside and across the large polygon. I want only the small polygons that fall outside the larger polygon even if it breaks the smaller polygon that fall across the larger polygon boundary. I have used the geoprocesing->clilp tool but I just get an error message (i.e. the ! symbol) and no new layer is created.
I'm using Arc 10.3.1. Is there any other tool I can use? (I've also tried intersection and select by location but clipping seems to be the one to use and it doesn't work!)