I don't want to build pyramids when clipping a grid.

Discussion created by rgdrum on Dec 16, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 16, 2013 by jskinner-esristaff
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.

Thanks for any insights.