||The problem that I will present to you is basically an issue with ArcMap, but I shall first establish the course of action that I’ve taken up to this point.
In ArcView 3.1, I can add a shapefile to the Table of Contents. With that shapefile active, I can draw a polygon using the Draw Rectangle button on the toolbar. I can then alter the size of the polygon (in order to make a perfect square) by clicking on Size and Position under the Graphics menu. After this, I activated the X-tools extension in order Convert the Graphic to a Shapefile. I can then use this (perfect square) shapefile for further processing (i.e. clipping, etc) of other shapefiles.
Now, this is where my questions come in…If I wish to do the same kind of thing using ArcMap…what must I do? This is the procedure that I have followed to this point:
In ArcMap, I can add a shapefile. I can then draw a rectangle using the Draw Rectangle button in the Drawing toolbar. Like in ArcView, I can alter the properties of the polygon that I drew by double-clicking on the polygon. The Properties dialog box appears, and I make the changes to the size of the polygon after I click on the Size and Position tab. I have not been able to figure out how to convert the (perfect square) graphic to a shapefile or a useful layer with which I may achieve my objectives like I can using ArcView 3.1.
Do you understand my dilemma? Do you have any suggestions? I would appreciate your input.
Thank you for you help,