I have smaller polygons -within bigger polygons-, and they supposed to by "holes" in the bigger ones. Based on the answers of this question I know how to identify them, and also how to get rid of the small polygons filling up the holes.
I also managed to make a model based on this. My problem is that it only works if the source feature classes are added to the table of contents and I put them in the model manually. Is there an other way to do this process as the "inside" part of a way bigger model?
Here is my model for easier visualization of my problem:
source copyare identical
Select Layer By Location: I select the features that are comletely within the other features, which results the "inner rings" of the polygons.
Select Layer By Location(2): I simply switch the selection, so I can remove the unnecessary features, which happens in
Erase: I use the previous results as the erase feature with the copy of the original feature class as the input feature.
Now this works perfectly as I said, but only if the
source copy are already added to the Table Of Contents, and only if I set them in the model manually every time.
Is there a way to do the same process within a model, with feature classes as the results of some other tools?
I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.8.