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Is it possible to use ArcGIS to define a boundary around a self-constructed 3D feature?

I am creating a 3D rendering of a future building and would like to know the distance from which this building would be visible from. Is it possible to use ArcGIS to define a boundary that delineates ...
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Conversion from .shp to .dxf in one unified layer

I am trying to make a 3D .dxf out of a 2D shapefile for several hundred buildings. Doing this in one fell swoop is proving to be a roadblock. In ArcScene, I extruded building heights for maybe two ...
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How to make DEM raster in Google Sketchup?

I would like to make DEM in google sketchup, later add 3D buildings and finally convert this file to raster. Afterwards, I want to import this raster to GRASS GIS to make solar maps. It is possible to ...
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Import ARCGIS web dataset contours into Sketchup

My local council has online ARCGIS data sources including 1m elevation contours. I am trying to import these into a sandbox terrain model in sketchup to do some landscape planning. Conceptually I ...
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Import georeferenced dwg-files to SketchUP

I have a georeferenced dwg-file in a national projection and want to import it into SketchUp pro 2015 without loosing the georeference. My workflow so far was to import it into QGIS, check it's ...
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GIS Wireframe into SketchUp

There used to be a plugin that allowed GIS data (.shp file) to be exported and then opened in SketchUp. This plugin no longer exists. I have wireframe data of buildings that is 3D in ArcGIS that I ...
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How to extract DEM (Digital Elevation Model) from 3D model

How can I extract a Digital Elevation Model from a 3D model of a building, made with SketchUp, using Blender,qgis or any other software?
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Reducing the Size of a 3D model created in Sketchup

I created a building in sketchup. It is of higher size(25 mb), so I exported it as Collada file(6 mb). Here I reduced the size of the images to the maximum possible level. Still the collada file (3 ...
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How do you import a .SHP into Sketch-Up?

Does anyone know how to use a .SHP in Trimble Sketch-Up? I have tried exporting to KML and CAD from QGIS, but the KML file doesn't read in Sketch-Up.
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Orthophoto in QGIS to georeference for use in Sketchup 8, or how to match it with Sketchup 8 pictures?

I have a high resolution orthophoto of an area I want to rebuild in sketchup and therefore want to lign it up (georeference it properly), but all the scaling and everything I tried so far did not help ...
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Import SketchUp created KML contour lines model to QGIS

There's a neat trick to create contour lines based on the GE 3D terrain using Sketch-Up. The resulting KML however is a model I have looked at ways of importing KML layers to QGIS, like it was ...
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Geospatial Tools for SketchUp

I was wondering if anyone knows of geospatial tools that work in SketchUp? I know if GeoSketch, which allows a user to import ortho imagery, DEMs, shapefiles and GPS enabled photographs into SketchUp ...
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How can I “reset” SketchUp origin after importing DXF with “Preserve Drawing Origin” option enabled?

I can successfully import all of my 3D DXFs into a common location so that they are referenced correctly (in reference to each other). TO do this I simply check the Import DXF "Preserve Drawing ...
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Export dxf files for use in Sketchup

the export to dxf seems like it worked, but Sketchup will not import it. I don't think this is a Sketchup issue, as Sketchup imports other dxf files just fine.
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Storing a SketchUp file in PostGIS

I am sorry if this is a relatively dumb question, but I was wondering if there is a way to store a SketchUp file (.skp) in a PostGIS database? I was thinking about as a blob, but I wasn't sure if ...
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Arc Scene vs Sketch up

I am very familiar with Arc Map but have not really used Arc Scene. (I'm on 9.4) I am wanting to create an house model for remodeling and am wondering if it would be easier in Arc Scene or Google ...
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Why is “Replace With Model” not replacing my multipatch with a SketchUp model?

I am following the steps recommended by ESRI: extrude polyline in ArcScene Save as Layer File convert Layer file to multipatch convert multipatch to Collada import collada file to Sketchup edit ...
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Can I convert ESRI Grid (DEM) raster to USGS DEM?

There is a tool for DEM to Raster in ArcGIS but I need to convert my ArcGIS DEM rasters (mostly LiDAR) into USGS DEM. The idea is to import this DEM into Sketchup and create a "sandbox" TIN surface ...
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How can I sucessfully import 3D surface and features from ArcGIS 10 into Sketchup 8?

What are the steps required to successfully export an entire 3D model (composed of TIN surfaces, 3D polygons, 3D polylines and 3D points) from ArcGIS 10 to Sketchup 8? Preferably, I would like the ...
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Extra lines in Sketchup DTM when using stamp tool

I have a DTM in Sketchup. I am trying to use the stamp tool to make a level area on which to build a building. However, when I use the stamp tool lots of extra lines appear on the DTM seemingly at ...
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KML (KMZ) generated from ArcGIS 10 open in Google Earth but fail to import into SketchUp 8

So i finally figured out how to import TIN surfaces from ArcGIS 10 into SketchUp 8. To fully replicate the functionality of the legacy ArcGIS SketchUp 6 Extension I would also like to be able to ...
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How can I find positions on my land?

I have about 2 acres of land, wooded and brushy. There was a survey and the corners have rebar. I am working on a site plan for house construction. I have two related problems: Finding a spot on ...
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Export a Sketchup Model to ArcGIS's Multipatch?

I have a very large model made in Google Sketchup v 7.1. I would like to export this to a Multipatch featureclass, so that I can view it in ArcScene, with other 3D data. I have tried several things, ...
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Trouble accessing Sketchup Features to SKP Toolbar in ArcMap 9.3?

I am having trouble getting the Sketchup plugin to work in 9.3. I have installed plugin into the correct location, been able to locate the proper .dll, but when I add it, and scroll down to where it ...