Clip (Coverage)

This tool only works with an ArcInfo license and will only be available in ArcToolbox if you have installed ArcInfo Workstation.

Uses the outside polygon boundary of the clip coverage to cookie-cut features and attributes from the input coverage.

Learn more about how Clip works


Clip illustration

Usage tips


Clip_arc (in_cover, clip_cover, out_cover, feature_type, fuzzy_tolerance)
Parameter Explanation Datatype
Input Coverage (Required)

The coverage containing features to be clipped.

Clip Coverage (Required)

The coverage whose outer polygon defines the clipping region.

Output Coverage (Required)

The coverage to be created. The output coverage cannot already exist.

Feature Type (Optional)

The feature class to be clipped:

  • POLY—Polygons and region subclasses are clipped, and a PAT is saved. Label points for remaining polygons are moved only if their original location falls outside the clipping boundary. Route systems are ignored.
  • LINE—Arcs are clipped, and an AAT is saved. Route systems are maintained.
  • POINT—Points are clipped, and a PAT is saved.
  • NET—Polygons and arcs are clipped, and their PAT and AAT are saved. Route systems and regions are maintained and clipped.
  • LINK—Arcs and points are clipped, and their AAT and PAT are saved. Route systems are maintained.
  • RAW—Points, arcs, and annotation in a coverage with or without topology (no attribute files) are clipped. Route systems are maintained, but regions, PAT, and AAT are not saved.

Fuzzy Tolerance (Optional)

The minimum distance between coordinates in the output coverage. By default, the minimum fuzzy tolerance value from the input coverage and erase coverage is used. Learn more about how the Default Fuzzy Tolerance is Calculated

Data types for geoprocessing tool parameters

Script Example

import arcgisscripting
gp = arcgisscripting.create()

gp.workspace = "c:/temp"
gp.toolbox = "arc"
gp.clip("stream", "admin_bound", "stream_clip", "LINE")

See Also

  • Add CAD Fields (Conversion)
  • Clip (Analysis)
  • Create CAD XData (Conversion)
  • Erase (Coverage)
  • Split (Analysis)
  • Split (Coverage)