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How To: Create a shortcut to the SDTS and SHAPEDXF utilities

Summary

You can access the SDTS and SHAPEDXF utilities from the ESRI Program Group on the Windows Start menu. If you wish to create a shortcut on the desktop, follow the instructions below.

Procedure

  1. Create a shortcut pointing to the AvUtilities.exe file located in the ..\esri\av_gis30\arcview\bin32 directory.
  2. Right-click the shortcut, select Properties, and switch to the Shortcut tab.
  3. In the Target box, place the cursor after AvUtilities.exe and add a space.
  4. Type in dxf for Shape2DXF, arc for SDTS Point to Arc, or grid for SDTS Raster to GRID. For example,

    ..\esri\av_gis30\arcview\bin32\AvUtilities.exe dxf 
    ..\esri\av_gis30\arcview\bin32\AvUtilities.exe arc
    ..\esri\av_gis30\arcview\bin32\AvUtilities.exe grid

    Note:
    If no parameter is added after AvUtilities.exe, the utility defaults to the SDTS Raster to Grid utility.