I have a polygon feature class with holes in it, which I'll refer to as Polygon 1:
I wish to create a polygon set of circles/clipped circles that are the holes as denoted 1->6 below. I believe I could accomplish this with the Clip tool and use of an overlaying polygon with the hole deleted, specifically this polygon, which I'll refer to as Polygon 2:
My understanding of the clip tool is that then I need to clip Polygon 2 by Polygon 1 leaving only the circles/clipped circles 1->6. As such I ran the Clip tool with the following inputs:
Input Features = Polygon2
Clip Features = Polygon1
I did not get the expected output, but rather a replica of Polygon1, see here:
I also tried reversing the inputs, the result is exactly the same.
What is the error in my understanding or my approach?