A user has an Area features which contain overlapping areas that represent holes. Both the area and the hole are the same feature class. How can the user cookie cut the holes into the surrounding area?
One possible solution is to:
1) Create a spatial query to find all areas (featureX) that are totally contained by featureX 2) Then use the Spatial Difference command to subtract the Spatial Query from featureX 3) If needed output the result to a new feature class using output to feature class command.