I am new to GIS and unfamiliar with the functionality of feature classes.

I am working on a project that has already been started. I have a geodatabase with one feature class. The feature class contains points and locations. I would like to create a new feature class in the same geodatabase using the same points/location that have already been established. Is this possible?

I tried copying and pasting the feature class but this does not copy any of the data. I have also tried copying the data from one table to another using Editor but this also has not worked. Finally, I tried to load data into the new feature class, however this only loaded the object ID's and not the location for the ID's.

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    A feature class can only contain one of either points, lines or polygons. Each feature class, table, or feature dataset in the geodatabase has to have a unique name. Jun 21, 2017 at 18:05
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    A simple copy/paste in ArcCatalog should have worked just fine.
    – CaptDragon
    Jun 21, 2017 at 18:11

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There's a Copy Features tool in ArcToolbox under Data Management Tools->Features, which will copy all data in attribute table as well as geometry.

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