Exporting to ArcScene

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02-07-2013 04:19 AM
NicoleHanson
New Contributor III
I used the format: Esri FileGDB to export my model from CityEngine, and now I want to bring it into ArcScene, but I can't seem to figure out how.
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MatthiasBuehler1
Frequent Contributor II
Any GIS specialists reading this thread ?

I'm not really familiar with ArcScene..

M.
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JoanneO_Brien
Occasional Contributor
This is pretty simple, you just bring it in as you would any new file by clicking the add data button. It's just put the files into a geodatabase as meshes, so when you add the data it brings in the model into the scene.
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NicoleHanson
New Contributor III
When I did that, it was going on four days of trying to import into ArcScene.  What file format do I need to make sure to export out of CityEngine?
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ScottFujikawa
New Contributor III
Hi,
I attached some screenshots the steps that I take to export a building from CE.
Hope this helps.
Scott
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ScottFujikawa
New Contributor III
Here's the final 2 screenshots to complete the process.
Scott
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NicoleHanson
New Contributor III
Thanks Scott.  Will it work the same for streets? 

I will give that a try.

Nicole
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NicoleHanson
New Contributor III
OK, so when I followed what you had done I got this error message: [ATTACH=CONFIG]22039[/ATTACH]
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MatthiasBuehler1
Frequent Contributor II
Hi .

Such Errors can appear because :

- rule file contains errors
- no rule assigned to shape
- start rule not set properly
- actual CGA operation error ( rarely and can be mostly ignored )
- ..


Usually, this info message can be igored, but actually reading the content of the log may give you more inputs.

The export has completed, so try to import what you got into ArcScene. I guess it has worked anyway.
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NicoleHanson
New Contributor III
Nope, there's nothing in the file geodatabase.  I tried it a couple of times, once having it exported to an existing geodatabase and once into a new one.  I'm not grabbing that big of an area, and I went through, at least I think I did, to make sure everything had a rule.  I will check that again and try it again.

Thanks guys!
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