I have a multipatch file in .dwg format, which I wish to convert to .shp file format. When I right click on it to export it to .shp format, then all the data does not gets converted.

I am using ArcGIS 10.2.2.

I used 3D Analyst -> Conversion -> Multipatch to Footprint, but no result is shown.

How can I convert .dwg multipatch file to .shp file in ArcGIS 10.2.2?

  • Have you tried exporting it as dxf and loading the dxf in ArcMap? Could you share a sample of your data? My advice would to try to recreate the MP directly in ArcMap/Scene/Pro, if you have the original data instead of doing MP conversion and so on.
    – alecsx
    May 5, 2017 at 12:48

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