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

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Difference between tools with same name in ArcGIS 3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst toolboxes [closed]

There are several of the same tools within the 3D Analyst and Spatial Analyst toolboxes (for example, Reclassify and Visibility). Is the same tool being accessed regardless of whether it is found ...
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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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Revit family attribute data to ArcGIS

I am working on a BIM/GIS project where I need to convert revit models into GIS. I used the FME export and chose the 2*3 coordinate view to export to ifc file, then in ArcScene, I use quick import to ...
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Why does no interpolated line appear when I use the 3D Analyst to generate a elevation profile in ArcMap?

I want to generate an elevation profile based on a DTM with ArcMap 3D Analyst but the program does not show the the interpolated line. I did the following steps: Opening 3D Analyst, adding a Digital ...
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Topo To Raster error 010168

Topo to Raster conversion tool in the 3D Analyst toolset or the Spatial Analyst toolset, gives the following error: ERROR 010168: Output C:\WINDOWS\system32\zpa09 already exists. Failed to execute (...
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Surface Volume 3D Analyst Tool - ArcGIS Pro 3.1.2

I'm trying to calculate the volume above the plane of a bathymetric data using the 3D Analyst Tool (surface volume). I keep getting the error "ERROR 000196: error in accessing Extract_PHS1 " ...
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ArcMap Skyline Tool only returns a part of the desired output

I'm aware there are multiple posts on this matter, but those did not provide the help I was looking for. Background: I have a set of points in a shapefile from which I want to generate a skyline ...
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ArcScene - Spatial reference

I am having trouble merging different layers in ArcScene. As there is no such thing as the "Georeferencing" used in ArcMap, I am not able to view two different Layers in one document. Is there ...
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Having trouble creating an ArcGIS Pro LAS dataset profile view like ArcMap

I am using ArcGIS Pro 3.1.3 and am looking for a way to view a slice of LiDAR data side-on, like the ArcMap LAS Dataset Profile Tool not rotated in 3d; I have 3d analyst and Advanced licenses. I have ...
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How do I convert Empirical Baysean Krigged 3D Data/Multidimensional Raster into a cube or vertical diagram?

I'm currently working on a project that has resulted in me creating a 3D Empirical Baysean Kriging (EBK) model, which represents various points of data in the soil. However, this has only resulted in ...
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Can't select or delete 3D contours - ArcScene

I used the "Create Contour" icon in 3D Analyst on a TIN. But now I can't hide, select, or delete those contours. I even tried deleting the base TIN to no avail. ArcScene 10.0. Any help ...
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Add Surface Information alternatives in QGIS?

Is anyone aware of a single tool or possible routine of tools in QGIS (2.6) which emulate the results of the ESRI 3D Analyst tool 'Add Surface Information'? I have several polygon shapefiles (some ...
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Using ArcGIS Pro to calculate required height of debris dam structure in stream when expected volume to retain is known

I have the locations of potential debris dam structures to be placed in a stream and know the contributing watershed area and the estimated debris volume (in m3) that would flow down that watershed ...
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Calculating cells from which feature would be visible above skyline (horizon) [closed]

I'm trying to work out whether there is a way to do something similar to a ZTV/Visibility analysis but only include the cells from which the point (with 50m OFFSETA/height) would be visible above the ...
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Line of Sight tool output does not match elevation of Sight Lines that are input

I'm trying to use the Line of Sight (3d Analyst) tool to determine new building obstructions. I have a DEM assigned to my scene and I have target and observation point feature classes with elevation ...
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How to efficiently deal with LAS tile overlap when 'Classify LAS Overlap' takes days

I am using the tool 'Classify LAS Overlap' in ArcGIS Pro to classify overlap points in LIDAR data from multiple sources (data from Colorado Hazard Mapping) in order to eventually turn them into a ...
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Tools needed to display 2D layers as a 3D stack in ArcGIS Pro

What tools do I need to use to display 2D layers as a 3D stack in ArcGIS Pro? Do I need to create a global scene first, or add an elevation attribute to the 2D layers, or is there a specific tool to ...
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ArcGIS Desktop 10.5 - Create Line of Sight not showing intermediate points

I'm new to ArcGIS and in a college course. I am trying to perform a Line of Sight analysis on a DEM raster, but it's only showing the endpoints, not the intermediate line with the visibility ...
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VRML export using ArcScene

When I try to export simple TINs (or documents which contain TINs) from my ArcScene to .wrl the export fails. I have the following table (xlsx): X Y hoehe 28 -2 0 -2 -2 0 28 48 0 -2 48 0 ...
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ArcPy 3 TIN to Raster returns NoData raster in stand-alone script

I have an ArcGIS script that detrends surfaces using transects. I am trying to update this tool for ArcGIS Pro. At TIN to Raster the resulting raster only contains no data values and I do not know ...
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Error in ModelBuilder while all inputs are correct in the log

So I made a simple ModelBuilder to create a shapefile from a LAS dataset. Without the inline variables it is working correctly. As shown in the log, all the inputs are correctly taken and when ...
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3D- Analysis: Calculate the 3D trajectory distance considering a set of points below the sea level issue

I am trying to calculate the 3D trajectory distance considering a set of points below sea level. I've opted for creating a 2D line that considers the 2D trajectory of the points and then interpolate ...
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Calculating the perceived size of an object as part of a viewshed analysis

I am conducting a visibility analysis on a radio station tower. I want to know how big the viewers across the area will see it. For example, those further away will perceive the tower to be smaller. ...
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Understanding Visibility SPOT value in ArcGIS Pro

I'm in the process of performing a visibility analysis using the Visibility tool in ArcGIS Pro 3.0, but something is confusing me about the SPOT parameter. On the ArcGIS Pro website (https://pro....
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Viewshed 2 not working

I am trying to run model using viewshed 2 and get the following error code: Error 00248: the spatial reference is not defined. Can anyone tell me what this means?
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Matching observers to specific targets in Construct Sight Line using 3D Analyst with ArcMap

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 with its 3D Analyst extension. I used the Construct Sight Line tool for 37 observation points relative to 748 target point features. I would like to match the ...
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Void within an ortho images when floating on 3D surface using ArcScene

I m trying to visualise an ortho photo on a 3D surface (tif). There is no problem for most ortho photos except one (see below photo), where there is a void within the ortho image. Both the ortho image ...
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Extrude Between wrong on the edge using ArcScene [closed]

I'm trying to extrude between two Tins which are equally shaped. However if Extrude Between those tins using input feature created by minimal_bounding from one of them I get a strange error that two ...
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Determining optimal tower placements that use line of sight in a valley in ArcGIS Pro

I am currently working on a project to determine the proper placement of towers that rely on line of sight to work in a large study area in a valley with 2 large sets of mountains on either side. I ...
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Unable to export data from ArcGIS 3D Analayst interpolate line button & create profile graph

I have lost the facility to export data to Excel from the profile graph facility in the ArcMap 3D toolset. The interpolate line function works and I get the profile graph when selected and I get the ...
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Can't see derived output of scripting tool in ModelBuilder, Add Surface Information does not work as expected

The add surface information tool in ArcGIS 10 (3D Analyst Tool) does not work correctly. The input parameter for scaling the data are set to 1 but after code execution the results are always ...
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Predicting future coastlines based on TIN/Raster DEM and elevated polygon using ArcMap

I am trying to figure out how I can create projected future coastlines by intersecting an elevated polygon (representing future sea level) with the TIN/DEM of my study area. Does anybody know how I ...
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Extracting above-ground part from Multipatch buildings with ArcGIS Pro?

I have a lot of 3D buildings in Multipatch format (the grey features in the screenshot) and need to extract the building parts above ground. I thought it should be possible to interpolate 2D buildings ...
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Finding minimum elevation along the edges of polygon

I am using ArcGIS Pro. I have a polygon and a raster, and I would like to know what the lowest elevation is along the edges of the polygon. I would want each polygon to have a field that has the ...
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Digital elevation model versus hillshade for creation of cross-section In ArcMap

I am using ArcMap 10.8. What makes for a better cross-section a Digital elevation model or a hillshade? I am using the cross-section to identify and analyze faults and fractures.so far I have tried ...
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Unexpected area result using "Surface Volume" in "3D Analyst Tools"

I created a 6-grid raster (download here, Fig.3) to show my question. Each raster is 10m*10m size. I used "Surface Volume" in "3D Analyst Tools" to calculate the area below 0m (Fig....
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Specifying horizontal limits in Viewshed 2 tool of ArcMap

I am using the Viewshed 2 tool in ArcGIS Desktop 10.8 in a simple Python script. I am trying to calculate individual viewsheds about a series of points, each with horizontal limits of +-30 degrees ...
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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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Comparing polylineZ elevation to DEM at various points along the line, not just the vertices

I have a polylineZ feature that represents sewer lines. I am looking for areas where points along the line may be above ground elevation, representing aerial lines. The problem is that I need to ...
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Why is arcpy.StackProfile_3d -> arcpy.SaveGraph_management creating empty graph?

In a python script I'm trying to save a graph to a .png file with graph output from arcpy.StackProfile_3d but the .png file shows an empty graph. The table created from arcpy.StackProfile_3d shows ...
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ArcGIS won't save shapefile after changing folder name

I was exporting shapefiles to sub-folders (which are inside another folder called Dimmy), now, I realized that I had a typo in the folder name, so I changed the name of the Dimmy folder to Dummy. ...
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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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Exporting georeferenced collada from ArcGIS Pro to Sketchup

Using the Multipatch to Collada conversion tool on ArcGIS Pro I have been able to export 3D models and open them in Sketchup maintaining their 3D features, however they lose their spatial reference ...
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Viewshed analysis with random configuration of observer points and getting the best configuration in terms of visibility?

I have a clipped raster image and observer points (4 points) to be placed on the raster image. I have to perform the viewshed analysis but I want ArcMap to place the points with random configuration ...
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load raster in original resolution in ArcScene

Each time I load a high resolution raster in ArcScene, it automatically starts to resample it and starts making pyramids, thus making the raster pixelated once the resampling finishes. How can I undo ...
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Creating Flyby from path with ArcScene?

I'm currently trying to create an animation with ArcScene along a given path. When I follow the Esri procedure Moving the camera or view along a path, I do not get the expected results. I end up with ...
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Choosing graphics card for ArcGIS 3D Analyst? [closed]

in order to make the most of ESRI´s 3D analyst I would like to order an appropriate graphics card. I have been recommended the AMD FirePro V5900 2 GB by someone who doesn´t know much about GIS hence ...
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2D export renderer creating anomalies using ArcScene

A lot have been improved in the 3D Analyst 10 including the ability to export large scenes as large 2D images. However, some problems still exist one of which is: When I export a scene that contains a ...
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Creating TINs in ArcGIS from triangular elements?

I am working with Finite Element Method (FEM) models with triangular elements, and I'd like to view the results as TIN surfaces in ArcGIS (and in ArcScene). In my external source, I have nodes (with X,...
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LandXML to TIN places TIN in wrong location

I'm using ArcMap 10.8 with 3D Analyst. I received a LandXML from a civil engineer, who I assume used Civil3D or similar to create it. The LandXML has several TINs representing existing surface and ...

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