I have borehole data with different soil classifications.

I created each soil type in to individual shapefile.

Does anybody have any ideas on how to display a 3D subsoil model in ArcScene?

Can you tell me the steps to interpolate and finally visualize it in 3d with layers?

This screenshot is of my data.

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There is actually a very good paper on it here from the Illinois State Geological Survey, which basically outlines everything you would need to do.

As part of that they developed and make use of the Xacto Cross Section toolbar. A warning though: it requires VBA, which might not be a part of your standard installation, depending on the ArcGIS version.

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  • instead of using this vba tool any other steps in arcscene we can use?if in case anyone else come across such tutorial videos or material please share... – Sreekanth K Oct 30 '17 at 7:26
  • If your working area isn't too large, and the soil layers from your borehole samples are basically consistent across the area, a "quick and dirty" solution might be to simply create some polygons to represent them. Make one for each soil type/layer, and after adding them to ArcScene, use the offset and base height settings for the layers to order them vertically for viewing from a side profile. – Alex Oct 30 '17 at 7:35

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