I am trying to export a shapefile from ArcGIS 10 into Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2011 for solar analysis. I have a shapefile with polygons, and the heights of buildings is stored in the attribute table. I tried saving it as a KML file but Ecotect does not import KML files. Instead, Ecotect would accept any DXF or 3D files (such as 3D Metafile and 3D Studio). Is there a way of saving 3D files from GIS other than KML? I tried importing KML into Sketchup and Autocad without success. Any other idea for exporting shapefiles into a software that can extrude them and save as 3D would help too! Cheers!
In ArcGIS 10...
If you have map3d it will import 3d shapefiles and then you have extensive 3d capability in autocad (same as map3d).