Creating a 3D PDF from ArcScene or from ArcPro

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11-10-2017 05:57 AM
BrettShaver
Occasional Contributor

Looking to easily create 3D PDFs from ArcScene or ArcPro.  We can create online scenes and they work well, but looking to deliver PDF documents to external stakeholders who do not have ArcGIS online accounts.  I've tried to Interoperability extension but it doesn't work for an entire scene with multiple layers and symbols.  Adobe Pro no longer supports inserting 3D from VRML files (the only export option from ArcScene). 

This should be an easy one for ESRI since many other software packages allow exporting to 3D PDF.  

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

I too don't see anything, so is this a question of whether it exists? or should?

The old link about 3d pdf's .... https://blogs.esri.com/esri/arcgis/2011/11/03/3d-pdf-generation/

And add your support to .... https://community.esri.com/ideas/12252-support-export-of-3d-pdf-out-of-arcgis-pro

and the big 'not in production plan'  https://community.esri.com/ideas/1630

BrettShaver
Occasional Contributor

Thanks Dan - I've added my support to the ideas you listed.  

My question is - does it exist (looks like it does not)?  Since it doesn't exist, what is the work around?  i.e. how do we get a VRML file into a 3D PDF (since that appears to be the only option). 

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DanPatterson_Retired
MVP Esteemed Contributor

don't know, but Dr Google shows a lot of solutions if you want to part with $

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