An extension to ArcGIS that allows for the creation, visualization, and analysis of three-dimensional data.

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How to calculate volume of bund around pit from TIN and external feature edge

I need to do some volume calculations of bunds. I suppose I should use the Surface Volume tool in 3D Analyst of ArcGIS. Here is the tool description. I am uncertain about the plane height parameter, ...
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Extrude Between Tool not working for me

I am having an issue with trying to use the extrude between tool in ArcScene. I had 8-9 geologic formations that I would like to create a 3d polygon of these formations. My workflow process went ...
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How to calculate the volume of several DEMs to obtain elevation and volume changes?

I am trying to calculate the volume of several DEMs in order to obtain elevation and volume changes. I have pixels of 1x1 each one associated to an elevation. I used several methods but non of them ...
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Creating a 3D line feature based on 3D point features

In ArcGIS for Desktop 10.0, is it possible to create a 3D line feature by drawing a line that connects 3D point features?
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3D polyline editing

I have a question similar to Poalo's question. Polyline ZM: automatic vertex height errors correction. It could be that I am using the wrong workflow. I have a 3d polyline feature class in sde. EDIT: ...
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Add Surface Information in 3d-analyst

One of our guys is using the "Functional Surface->Add Surface Information" feature in 3D-analyst tool in ArcMap 10.1 to add elevation data to an XY list. It's the only feature we're using from the ...
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How to calculate surface area of highland region using DEM with ArcGIS (ArcEditor)? [duplicate]

Am shyaka from Rwanda. I use GIS tools and have all required data to perform or calculate surface area from the polygons that have been given by GPS (Trimble) with ArcPad 8. I originate from a high ...
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ArcPy error: Add Feature Class to Terrain. [closed]

I'm writing a script to convert lidar data (in .las format) into a terrain without going through all the clicking and so I can send it out to neighboring states with similar programs (I'm using ArcGIS ...
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TIN Classes to a layer ARCMAP 10

Just wondering if there is a method of creating a layer for each classification range in a TIN. Another way to state my problem: I would like to make each colour code a layer that I can "turn on and ...
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Is there a way to show outlines in a multipatch feature in ArcScene?

When viewed in ArcMap 2D environment, multipatch faces are outlined. When viewed in ArcScene 2.5 D environment, multipatch faces are not outlined, yet the symbol in symbology properties still shows an ...
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How can I import AutoCAD 3D solids into ArcGIS?

I have an AutoCAD drawing that contains contours and 3D solids. I am able to import the contours (which i don't need) but not the 3D solids (which I do need). I understand ArcGIS does not support ...
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3D elements buffer extrusion

I'm using ArcScene10.1 and I have a dataset containing of 3D points (x,y,z coordinates) with extrusion values (Evalue). Now I would like to create a square or ring buffer around the points and extrude ...
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How to calculate the flood volume using a LiDAR DEM and a HEC-RAS floodplain polygon

I’ve got a vexing GIS analysis problem which is conceptually fairly straightforward, but in reality more challenging to figure out…. Basically, I need to calculate the VOLUME of floodwater within a ...
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Extrude between wrong on the edge, ArcScene

I'm trying to extrude between two Tins which are equally shaped. However if Extrude Between those tins using input feature created by minimal_bounding from one of them I get a strange error that two ...
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Extracting points bordering shape extent

I'm using ArcGis 9.31. I have a set of points as elevation and in order to get a soft clip area for the TIN, I would like to extract only all the points bording the extent of this shape, or to get a ...
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How to Batch Import Collada (.dae) files to ESRI MultiPatch format?

I was wondering if anyone has come across a tool, or can point to code snippets, for batch importing Collada (.dae) files into a MultiPatch format. I have found a good "How to", but it is all manual. ...
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Arcpy: Counting number of segments where altitude rises or decreases based on DEM?

I have a DEM of Sudety mountains and linear .shp with several hiking paths. I'm trying solve one problem: How to make a script based on input DEM and input line shapes that would count number of ...
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Looking for free program, similar to 3D Analyst, to visualize tree stands in 3D

Heyho, I want to make a 3D stand visualization of trees in a specific area. I need something similar in functionality to ArcGIS 3D Analyst, but I don't have a license for that plugin anymore. The ...
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how to obtain elevation points for a road using contour?

I have contour lines, & roads centerlines feature classes, I need to get points with elevation in the starts, intersections, & the ends of the roads, how can I get this information? I used the ...
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How to solve the problem when buildings are extruded without roof?

I tried to extrude buildings in ArcScene with Extrusion function in Layer Properties. But most of the buildings seem like only their walls are extruded. Instead of solid blocks, they appear like no ...
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Creation of 3d terrain from real data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 3d terrain from data in postgres I am pretty new to spatial database and 3D data. I have a project where i have to create a 3d terrain from data being taken by me by a ...
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3D Building Generator Tool

I am using ArcGIS desktop 10 and I would like to change a 2D polygon into 3D building. Does anyone have any idea from where I can download the 3D building generator tool for ArcGIS Desktop? I read ...
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3D modelling a snow patch

In my studies, I work with the internal dynamics of different snowpatches. In this study I wish to generate 3D models of snow patches. I have some problems when it comes to the actual work flow of ...
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ArcGIS 10.1 on a Dell XPS Laptop [closed]

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge of using ArcGIS 10.1 on a Dell XPS model laptop? If so, is this a good platform, or are there any particular issues. The Dell 15 comes with a Nvidia ...
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How to insert a “basemap” into ArcScene?

I want to model a 3D scene, showing layers floating above a flat map. Currently, I am able to show the floating layers, but I cannot add the bottommost map layer. I just want to add a "basemap", like ...
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Is there a way to visualize a 3D full/solid body (like a full layer) in ArcScene

I am trying to present layer and simulated layer (how it decreased in a year, for example) in ArcScene, but showing two layers one on each other with a slight difference (like max 30 cm.) does not ...
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What does the ArcGIS 3D Analyst parameter 'IsClosed3D' mean?

I am creating multipatches from existing geometries and finding it hard to work out why IsClosed3D shows some as closed while other apparently closed geometries are shown as not closed. I have worked ...
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Import 3D Analyst Functions With ArcPy

This really seems like I should be able to do this, but I am running into some problems. I want to import 3D Analyst with python, in the same way I import Spatial Analyst, but it returns an error. ...
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DEM: How to convert a mosaic dataset to TIN?

I merged several DEMs together in on single DEM with mosaic dataset. Now I wanted to convert this mosaic dataset in Vector with TIN. But when I use the tool (3D Analyst Tool) Raster to TIN comes an ...
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ArcGlobe not sitting on Globe Surface

I have gone through the process of bringing a SketchUp model into ArcScene utilizing Edit Placement on the 3D Editor window. The model appears to have come in great. However, it is floating slightly ...
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Clear or Disable Cache in ArcObjects Globe Control

Is it possible to clear or disable the cache for individual layers on the AxGlobeControl? If so, how? I would like to be able to do this programatically through ArcObjects.
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How to calculate stream order for vector data without a DEM?

I have a shapefile which contains the streams that were digitized from a satellite Image. I would like to calculate the stream order for this data. The data does not exactly match the DEM that I have, ...
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Extrude Inclined 3D Boreholes

I need to extrude the 3D Borewell data using the inclined angle in ArcScene. I've seen only the options for extruding them in one direction(i.e., perpendicular downwards or upwards). I got point data ...
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Incorporating known GPS/INS data to automatically produce geo-registered 3D models

I am trying to reconstruct a 3D building model from 2D video frames using an open-source Structure-From-Motion(SFM) software (Bundler). The final reconstructed 3D model will be in Cartesian ...
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Assign Z-values of river stream segments

I have used Interpolate shape tool in 3D Analyst (ArcGIS 9.2) in order to obtain Z-values of each segment along the stream lines. As input features I use Riverstream.shp file and as raster surface ...
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How do I cast shadows from 3D Objects in ArcScene?

I would like to cast shadows from my 3D objects in ArcScene onto the surface and other objects. (Much like I can in SketchUp). Is it possible? If so how?
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Problems with Multipatches

I have some polygonal features that have minimum and maximum z values. I'm trying to calculate the difference between a fixed extruded polygons and the sum of extruded related polygons. Here's how ...
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Can I view ArcScene 3D models in a free viewer such as ArcReader or another 3rd party viewer?

I would like to build a complex 3D model in ArcScene, export it and send it to someone else that does not have ArcGIS with 3D Analyst. The idea is to interactively navigate the model during a ...
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Can I create, union and intersect 3D multipatch features using 3D Analyst extension (ArcGIS 10)?

I'm on ArcGIS 10. According to all the documentation I've read, 3D Analyst should be able to do what I am trying to get it to do, but I am running into problem after problem and I'm almost ready to ...
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multipatch features are not visible in 3D ArcGlobe

I have created some 3D features in ROCKWORKS software, which represents lithology data. Then I converted it to 3D shapefile, and then I added it to ArcGlobe as well as ArcScene. It is clearly visible ...
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Adding a polygon in ArcGlobe via GraphicsContainer.AddElement

I'm trying to add some data to an ArcGlobe; however, it's not showing up and I'm wondering what the issue is. I am doing the following IGeometry geometry; Ipolygon polygon = myPolygon; ...
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How do you specify the width of a column that has been extruded from a point in arcscene?

I've extruded a set of points based on a z variable but I want to increase their width so they're easier to see.
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How to make 3D building models from lidar data?

I have Lidar data, ground points and first returns. I have processed it and have ready tiles from which I am trying to build 3D building models. So far I was able to just extrude the buildings in ...
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Extent in ArcGlobe

Does anyone know if it's possible to get an Envelope/Extent in ArcGlobe based upon what's visible on the globe. For instance, I'm looking to be able to zoom in over the state of Pennsylvania and get ...
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Why does the 3D Analyst 2D export renderer create anomalies?

A lot have been improved in the 3D Analyst 10 including the ability to export large scenes as large 2D images. However, some problems still exist one of which is: When I export a scene that contains a ...