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


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.


  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

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