Create New Shapefile within ArcMap

Idea created by seancarson on Apr 17, 2010
    I would love the ability to create a new shapefile or feature class "on the fly" within ArcMap. Sometimes you just need a new blank shapefile or feature class while you're working within a map. It would be awesome to be able to right-click in your data frame or on the TOC and say "New....Shapefile", rather than having to open ArcCatalog, create the shapefile and then add it to your map.