Not sure if I've given my problem the right title. By my problem is as follows;
I have a shapefile containing info from a vegetation survey, which is a 50m wide corridor divided into separate polygons by vegetation type and condition. The other shapefile represents a construction corridor, which follows the same alignment as the survey but is only 10m wide.
What I want to do is divide the construction corridor into vegetation types as per the info in the survey shapefile. Is there a function I can use to do this automatically? Or will I have to split this myself using editor and cut polygon tool? It's 150km long so this is going to take a long time to do manually.