Expediting the Raster to Polygon Tool

Discussion created by sage680 on Oct 17, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2012 by sage680
Is there a way to decrease the processing times for creating a polygon layer from a SRTM tile (1,201 x 1,201 pixels) using the "Raster to Polygon" tool in ArcView.  For one terrain tile, it is taking 46 minutes to convert.  I would like to preserve the shapes of the polygons without doing any simplifications or refinements but by speeding the task.