I have a File GeoDatabase that has a Feature Dataset with MultiPatches. The MultiPatches are tree models. I would like to convert the MultiPatch into a point layer.

Is there a tool, plugin, or script that will convert the MultiPatch layer into a point feature class?

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    Do you have 3D Analyst? If so, an indirect route is use the Multipatch Footprint tool, then find the centroids.
    – mkennedy
    Jun 21, 2013 at 18:16
  • @mkennedy, good answer...I would like to upvote it as a solution ;)
    – Aaron
    Jun 21, 2013 at 20:32
  • Okay, converting to answer...
    – mkennedy
    Jun 21, 2013 at 20:33

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If you have access to the 3D Analyst extension, it's possible to get a two dimensional polygon of the multipatch with the Multipatch Footprint tool. From there, you could use the Feature to Point tool (ArcInfo aka Advanced license) or Calculate Field tool to get the centroids of the polygons.

  • Any idea if you can do this without an arcinfo licnese? I have arc standard.
    – MjonesGEO
    Jul 9, 2014 at 22:28

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