I am trying to publish this map to ArcGIS Online:

Layer in ArcGIS Pro 1.2

These polygons are symbolized by color based on a categorical variable and extruded based on a numerical variable.

When I publish this layer it is treated as 2D:

WebScene on AGOL

I have adjusted elevation of the layer to "relative to the ground" and 43,000 m.

Any ideas why these polygons are not extruding properly in the web scene?

  • It could be many things like is your Z field a string type perhaps? Can we see your attribute data for the shapefile. Without more information it may be difficult to pinpoint your problem.
    – ed.hank
    Mar 3, 2016 at 20:58
  • Are all the contents of the scene, such as elevation sources of the ground, basemap layer, and other layers, are in the same projected coordinate system?
    – whyzar
    Mar 3, 2016 at 21:01
  • Can you show a screen shot of your contents pane, where the 2D and 3D layers would normally show up in ArcGIS Pro?
    – whyzar
    Mar 3, 2016 at 21:14

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Extruded polygons are not supported in Web Scenes at the current release.

Here's the documentation: http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/help/mapping/map-authoring/author-a-web-scene.htm (in particular, reference the table titled "polygons").

You can work around this limitation by using the "Layer 3d to Feature Class" GP tool to create a multipatch of the extruded polygons, then publishing that multipatch to a local or hybrid Portal - however you won't be able to publish it direct to ArcGIS Online as of this release.

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