I have a 3D multipatch feature class in a file geodatabase using ArcScene 10.4.1. I would like to export this 3D data to CAD using "Export to CAD (Conversion)".

The tools runs, but the resulting DWG-file is only 12kb and is empty.

Is it even possible to export 3D multipatch-files to CAD using ArcGIS?

Just exporting the 2D footprints to CAD is working.

The geometry is fine.

enter image description here

  • nobody who has an idea?
    – GIS7
    Commented Jul 4, 2016 at 6:47

1 Answer 1


I have had exactly the same problem - both in ArcScene and in ArcGIS Pro. I solved it by installing Data Interoperability Extension for ArcGIS Pro. I built a very simple tool reading a shape-file (multipatch featureclass from file geodatabase is not recognized) and writing to a dxf-file using format Esri Mapping Specification for CAD (MSC).

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.