I have selected (under Customization Options) to "never build pyramids". Yet when I run a Clip (data management) on my raster, ArcGIS 10.1, it seems to always build pyramids without a prompt to choose whether I want them or not.
I'm working with 90GB grids and currently building intermediary products that will not be displayed, thus the pyramids are of no interest to me-- and these pyramids are taking forever to build. Onewould think the above selection to not build pyramids would prevent this yet it is not working. Am I missing something?
Also note-- the same problem applies when running the Resample (data management) tool to adjust pixel size. This is adding several hours per grid processing time.
Yes, the environment takes precedence over the application settings. For example, you can run the Clip tool and choose whether or not to build pyramids. In regards to the application settings, ArcMap options will not be triggered until the raster is added to ArcMap. If you have these options set to always build pyramids, and pyramids are absent, pyramids will begin to be built once the raster is added to ArcMap.
1. GP Environment > Pyramid (note, the default is NONE, according to the help)
This only applies to when you are setting Pyramid Environments with scripting.