You have models in IFC format (and many other supported CAD/BIM format), and you want to use it in GIS software to be published to ArcGIS Online? This blog walks you step by step though the workflow IFCtoSceneLayer - Creating building scene layer from 3D building models in IFC format and publish it to ArcGIS Online.
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A great new feature introduced in ArcGIS Pro 2.7, is GNSS (GPS) location support. You can now connect a GNSS device to ArcGIS Pro to assist with feature creation and navigation within a map or scene. This article aims to get users started with some typical connections, as well as provide suggestions for those who would like to test the feature with their phone, rather than going out and purchasing an off-the-shelf receiver.
For years Esri has been delivering federal content in the ArcGIS Living Atlas. Many agencies are developing layers and apps of their own, including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, whose FWS HQ ES Critical Habitat feature service now joins the Living Atlas of the World.
When having a Python script that executes a certain pipeline, it might be handy to create a toolbox from the script that carries out the same workflow and has a more user-friendly interface. In this way, you can easily share your tools across your organization for optimum usage of what you have created. Moreover, you can schedule it to run automatically from ArcGIS Pro. This blog explains how to create a Python toolbox from a standalone python script. Therefore, I am going to use a python script that converts a Revit model to Building Scene Layer Packages and publishes it as Scene Layer. For more details a bout the workflow that this Python script does, please refer to this story map - Automating the publishing of Revit model as Scene Layer. Also, you can download the script and the geoprocessing tool explained in this blog from this GitHub repository.
Have you or your organization developed customizations for ArcGIS Desktop with the ArcObjects SDK, or developed add-ins for ArcGIS Pro with the Pro SDK? We welcome your feedback in the new ArcGIS Desktop Development Survey, which is now available online.
There is good documentation in the Esri Resources on how to customise your ArcGIS Pro ribbon so a user can add the tools they use most into the Pro ribbons for easy access, and remove ones they don't use.
Where I have found it harder to interpret the existing help documentation, is identifying what ribbon configuration is included as part of a shared Project Package.
A project package is a file that contains all maps and the data referenced by its layers, as well as folder connections, toolboxes, geoprocessing history, and attachments. Project packages can be used for sharing projects between colleagues in a work group, across departments in an organization, or with any other ArcGIS users through ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise. Share a project package—ArcGIS Pro | Documentation
I did some testing to identify what customisation of the ribbon i could do, that would be shared as part of a project package. The answer is that most of the ribbon customisation is cached locally, and not included in a project package. The purpose is for a user to be able to customise their setup to more greatly enable themselves to work.
This does present as a limitation if an organisation wants to influence editing workflows by making tested GP tools available in the ribbon, and removing tools that they dont wish users to use (this could be due to customisation or other factors).
One configuration of the ribbon that did successfully get included in a published project package, was the configuration i did in the Customize Analysis Gallery. This is accessible in the Analysis tab, in the Tools group and displays as a window of tools you can scroll through.
I haven't tested all options, and Id be interested in seeing what other ribbon configurations people have played around with that publish as part of a project package.
But in summary, for those skipping through the content - use the Analysis Gallery to set tools you want to be saved as part of a project package#
To add a new Voxel Layer Map tab-> Add Data -> Add Multidimensional Voxel Layer
Files that work for voxel layer – netCDF will dimensions 3 dimensions and time or netCDF with 2 dimensions and time
Auxilliary variables do not work for voxel layer (variables where the dimensions of the voxel is defined using a proxy dimension such as trajectory instead of directly referencing realworld dimensions)
To change variables, there are two ways:
Go to Appearance tab which only appears when you select Voxel Layer -> go to Variable group
Right Click on Layer -> Select Symbology -> Use the Variable dropdown
To create isosurfaces and sections, select Section radio button :
For isosurfaces -> Right click on Isosurfaces -> Create Isosurface (upto 4).
To Edit Isosurface, right click on isosurface -> Edit -> Voxel Exploration pane should open that you can use to edit the value and color of the isosurface
For Sections -> Right Click on Sections -> Create Section -> Use the toolbar to create horizontal section with one click and vertical sections with 2 clicks
To Edit Section, right click on section -> Edit -> Voxel Exploration pane and the toolbar should open that you can use to edit the position of the section.
To lock the section, right click on section -> Lock section. You cannot move or change the variable of a locked section
If your variable is time enabled, a time slider will show. Use the time slider to animate over different timestamps
Use the popup for more information on specific voxels