Is it possible to extrude an an angle other than vertical in ArcScene?

I am trying to visually display some mine adits that cut between two layers at an angle of 30 degrees.

  • Maybe you can do it using some mathematics in expression builder – Moh Feb 16 '18 at 11:43
  • I don't do much 3d work but may be you can draw the adit with Z values for its vertices then buffer it using the Buffer 3D (3D Analyst) tool? This will of course create a tube rather than a rectangular passage. – Hornbydd Feb 16 '18 at 12:23
  • We're a little different from other sites; this isn't a discussion forum but a Q&A site. Your questions should as much as possible describe not just what you want to do, but precisely what you have tried and where you are stuck trying that. – PolyGeo Sep 13 '19 at 3:21

I would extrude the feature vertically then rotate the feature along the axis you want (https://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/latest/extensions/3d-analyst/rotating-a-feature-in-3d-using-the-rotate-command.htm ). Then I would remove/sculpt out sections of the feature that are inaccurate, using vertex editing (https://desktop.arcgis.com/en/arcmap/latest/extensions/3d-analyst/vertex-editing-in-3d.htm).

You may also want to refer to a previous post that discusses using ArcObjects for this: Extrude Inclined 3D Boreholes. This would require the use of code and the IExtrude interface.

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