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An extension to ArcGIS that allows for the creation, visualization, and analysis of three-dimensional data.

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Link a map to an add-in in ArcGlobe [duplicate]

I work in ArcGlobe desktop and I need to link my project to this add-in to get the coordinates from a mouse click. I know that in ArcMap, this can be done with the function "arcpy.mapping....
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Get coordinates from a mouse click in ArcGlobe [duplicate]

I work in ArcGlobe desktop and I want to calculate the distance between the points that I click with the mouse on the globe, but when writing an add-in, it outputs the coordinates of the screen or ...
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Drawing “walls” in ArcScene

I am working on a 3D visualisation of a map displaying the population density. I'd like to visualize the density by setting the height of an area according to it's population density. Whenever I set ...
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TopoToRaster error 010168

Topo to Raster conversion tool in the 3D Analyst toolset, It gives me the following error and tells me to change the file name, which doesn't work ERROR 010168: Output C:\WINDOWS\system32\zpa09 ...
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Turning off lighting effects for all layers using ArcScene

Is it possible to turn off all lighting effects (ie to give simple 'flat' polygon fills, not shadowed/shaded) for ALL layers in a project? I can only find this via the '3D effects' sub-menu tool which ...
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Making legend from layer in ArcGlobe

I want to make a legend on the layer. I heard that in ArcGIS there is a legend wizard, where you can make a legend, but it is in ArcMap, not ArcGlobe. Is there any tool similar in ArcGlobe?
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Adding image in ArcGlobe

I am using ArcGlobe. How can I add an image that is just on the side, and not associated with the globe? I want to add a color scale, but I don't know how.
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Connecting contours in ArcGIS

I am using ArcGlobe. I created contour lines using the contour tool, but some of them are not connected and are just fragments of lines, is there any tool that could connect these lines?
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Obtaining XY coordinate when clicking on globe using ArcGlobe

Work in ArcGlobe and I want to calculate the coordinates of the globe latitude and longitude, but the coordinates from the mouse click is read from the screen, not the globe, because when I clicked on ...
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Selecting points on surface using ArcScene

I have a 3D surface and tons of points, and I want to only select points on the surface. How can I select these points?
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Clipping multipatch with 2D polygons using ArcGIS Pro

I am using ArcGIS Pro. I have a multipatch dataset and 2D polygon dataset. Is there an automated way how I can clip one multipatch into separate features? Using clip and split tools gives a ...
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Create TIN with modified resolution with arcpy

I have the polyline feature file myfeature.shp from which I create a TIN file: import arcpy arcpy.CheckOutExtension("3D") arcpy.CreateTin_3d("mytin","Coordinate Systems\CH1903 ...
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Performing SDNA 3d network analysis with ArcScene

I am trying to use SDNA commands to run the 3d network analysis on the ArcScene Shape file. I can view the shape file as 3d, however when I run the SDNA Prepare command, the below error message comes. ...
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Using 3D Models in Cityengine, Cesium and 3D scenes

I recently started working with 3D models, and the following question may be a bit too abstract? If I need to build a 3D city with buildings and other features, what software should I use as a ...
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How to assess the visibility of a feature from anywhere on the landscape (DEM)

I'm wanting to assess the visibility of a feature of a given height from anywhere on the surrounding landscape. It seems like the viewshed tools wont work for this since they show the visibility of ...
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Export 2D ArcScene into Adobe illustrator as vector data [duplicate]

I have an ArcScene (10.8) document with shapefile layers. I would like to export the 2d view into adobe illustrator for editing, but it appears as a raster. I suppose I could try to vectorize it in Ai,...
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3D model in ArcScene only with coordinates possible

How do I create a 3D model in ArcScene with only a .txt file existing? I have the coordinates and need to put in in a 3d model.
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TIN creation process generating error

I'm having trouble generating a TIN. Repeatedly, I obtain: ERROR 050035: no features were added to the TIN. I can't figure out what I'm doing incorrectly. There is only one feature, namely "...
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functionality of Surface volume tool in ArcMap?

I'm using the surface volume tool to calculate multiple volume below a plane height. Starting from the lowest value of my DEM, I perform several calculations in 0.1m intervals. However I'm not ...
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3D information is lost when using “Regularize Building Footprint” in ArcGIS

Currently I am working on the extraction of building footprints using ArcGIS/ArcPy and Lastools. Using LasBoundary I extract all buildings from the lidar dataset and get the building outlines as 3D ...
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ArcGIS 3D Analyst Line Interpolator not working

I have a stack (8) of DEM layers. The 3D Analyst line interpolation tool is only extracting values from the first layer in the stack. I specify different layers in the 3D Analyst window butit still ...
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Creating line profile graph in ArcGIS Desktop 10.6 with 3D Analyst for multiple line features

I'm looking to create profile graphs for approximately 150 streams in a 3D feature class. I made a sample profile graph but I'm not sure how to automate the process to run through the remaining lines.
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Why do layers disappear in ArcScene when I try to drape them to the TIN?

I'm new. I did see this was asked a couple years ago, but I didn't understand the answer. It said It's the projection. You're in ArcScene so be sure all of your layers are in Conic! I have no idea ...
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Creating planar 3D buffer from 3D polyline feature class in ArcGIS Desktop

I want to create a planar (=without volume) buffer polygon or a TIN from a polyline feature class that represents a road centreline ,containing Z-value. I want to expand my polyline horizontally (=...
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Can non-elevation data be displayed in 3D? Such as EC measurements in soil over a surface?

I tried creating a tin in ArcScene with a raster I have from an IDW file of salinity at sample points in a field, but I can't get it to display as anything other than flat. My points range from ~1-40 ...
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Determinating direction of profile graph

I'm creating profile graph for craters. Each of polylines was created same way: bearing distance to line in two opposite direction from crater's center, for example with bearing angle 30° and 210° ...
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Creating surface layer from Points in ArcScene

I work in ArcScene where i have some buildings in 3D, on the facades of these buildings in have points of solar intensity. I would like to create a continuous surface of solar intensity for each ...
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Can't run 3D Analyst extension in custom script tool

I have custom python script in which I use 3D Analyst function "Add surface information", it works fine when I run the script through ArcCatalog Python Console, but when I try to run the script as ...
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ArcScene rendering only in greyscale

I'm new to ArcScene so maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I can't see any colors in my ArcScene views. I've attached 3 screenshots, one from ArcMap showing DEM and hillshade working just fine, and 2 ...
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Half disappearing line rectangle when defining base height [closed]

I am having an issue in ArcScene. I have a spline surface representing the topography of an area, and want to create a solid fill beneath this. I can't do this form the spline layer itself or a (...
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Tool for adding raster values to vector z axis

In ArcGIS, there is a tool called "Interpolate Shape" which takes a vector layer and underneath a raster. Then it adds the raster grid values to the vectors z-coordinates. Is there a tool in QGIS ...
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Rasterise 3D polyline using z-values to interpolate cell values

Using ArcMap 10.5.1. I have a ZM polyline composed of 3x vertices, with the vertex z-values representing water level at wells. I am looking for a tool to rasterize this polyline, using the z-values ...
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Calculating volume of several TINs in ArcGIS Desktop

I am trying to calculate the volume of several TINs using the 3D Analyst of ArcGIS 10.5. My data can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ERFdsqDGLH1a_FbxwawE_gPm0Au0Q9vT For a start, I ...
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TIN file not creating

I want to create the DEM by using the contour lines but I am unable to do so. Following the 3D analyst tool > Data Management Tool> Create TIN. Then I added contour line (shape file) as an input file ...
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Getting TIN Statistics in ArcGIS Pro with 3D Analyst

I'm trying to get basic descriptive statistics from a TIN layer (MIN, MAX, MEAN, STD) to compare it to IDW interpolation data of the same study area, but can't seem to figure out how to retrieve ...
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Calculating the volume of multiple lakes with ArcGIS (3D Analyst)

I have the DEM of a glacier bed and want to calculate the volume of bed depressions that could form lakes. Data is available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ERFdsqDGLH1a_FbxwawE_gPm0Au0Q9vT I'...
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ArcScene transparency per feature

I am working with some data that needs to be visualized in different transparencies levels. I know how to do it in ArcMap: Symobology --> Advanced --> Transparency. Now I am working a 3D project and I ...
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Creating post landslide simulation using ArcScene?

How do I create a simulation for post landslide with ArcScene? It should able to show xyz plus velocity and thickness of debris at different time.
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Classifying powerlines in LiDAR using ArcGIS Pro?

I have a LAS dataset that includes powerlines. The dataset is unclassified, but I have access to a feature class that includes the powerlines as lines. Is there a tool or method in ArcGIS Pro that ...
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Features lost when extruding polygons between two TINs

I am trying to transform a collection of adjacent simple polygons to a collection of simple polyhedrons. My approach is to create two constant-elevation rasters representing the upper and lower ...
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ArcGIS Polygon Volume - Variable height field

I'm using ArcMap 10.6 I have a TIN of a landscape which has a series of mounds on it. I have isolated polygons for each mound, which are not flat but variable in height as they go around each mound. ...
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Measured line distance very different in ArcMap than Google Earth

My question is about why Google Earth and ArcGIS have such dramatic differences when measuring a line-string. I have an approximately 30 mile trail in Butte County, Northern California. I measured it ...
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Computing area of shared surface between adjacent 3D features in ArcGIS Pro?

ArcGIS Pro currently provides the Polygon Neighbors tool to compute the length of the shared border between features. I want to do the same type of calculation for (closed) 3D features, i.e. I want to ...
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Getting started with ArcScene?

I have been using ArcGIS for some time and am playing around with arcscene for the first time. I am having trouble getting started. When I add a DEM to a blank project it renders as a uniform grey, ...
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Creating TIN using cross sections?

I need to create a TIN using available cross sections, which I already have. I can use Create TIN, but the issue is that it would interpolate across to a nearby cross section which could be from ...
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Add points (proximity) ArcGIS [closed]

I have a punctual shapefile of wind turbines. The task is to discover if those wind turbines are visible to the human eye. The human eye can see a maximum of 1.6 meters. Which tool can create or add ...
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Interpolate Line Tool giving different results?

I have been using 'Interpolate Line' Tool in the 3D Analyst tool pack to create a profile graph so I can analyze interpolated results gathered from an IDW created surface. However, when I use the tool ...
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Inserting scale bar in ArcScene?

In layout view of ArcMap it is easy to add a scale bar. In ArcScene there is no layout view and no insert a scale bar tab. How do I add a scale bar in ArcScene?
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Surface and Volume from TIN read through text file?

I am trying to create a script that will iterate through a list of elevations in a text file and calculate surface and volume using the 3D analyst surface volume tool. I have success for the first ...
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Exporting 3D scenes in ArcScene?

I encountered the problem while exporting scene into 3D in ArcScene. All other shapefiles work fine and are exported to 3d format, but the files involving "circle" as the construction tool makes ...

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