Problem: The Intersect tool generates a multipoint feature class
When line and polygon feature classes are used as inputs in the Intersect tool, the tool outputs a multipoint feature class, instead of the expected point feature class.
This is by design. Lines intersecting with polygons may have multiple intersection points, which results in the multipoint feature class output of the Intersect tool.
Solution or Workaround
To convert the multipoint feature class output of the Intersect tool to a point feature class, use the Multipart to Singlepart tool.
- In the Catalog window, navigate to the Data Management toolbox > Features > Multipart To Singlepart.
- Use the output of the Intersect tool as the input in the Multipart To Singlepart tool window, and set the location of the output feature class.
- Click OK.