I have tried a different method. I was doing a land use map to develop a dynamic land use map, and at the end I had a lot of polygons too small. I defined the mimimum area as 90,000 square meters (9 hectares) because of the publication scale map.
Here are the steps to eliminate those too small polygons:
- Open the attribute table and sort the polygons by size using square meters, miles etc...
- Select the polygons that you know that are too small to be presented at the publication scale map.
- Open the Arc Toolbox and tap on the Index "Eliminate (management)"
- Set the Input Layer and Output Layer and tap on the "Ok" button.
I hope it helped you. Sorry I can not set images by now, mailme if you want