Is there a way to separate conjoined multi-patch features into individual multi-patch features.

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06-04-2019 06:16 AM
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Hi,

I was wondering if there was a way to separate conjoined multi patch features into individual multi-patch features. The reason being is that I discovered a workflow where I can export a Microstation dwg/other format into ArcGIS Pro. I noticed that when I do so it merges all of the individual layers into a single multi-patch layer. I would like to be able to separate these so that I can add attributes as well as being able to add related tables, attachments, etc. I know of a complex methodology for this but I just want to make sure that there isn't an easier way to accomplish this.

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Hi Robert,

In the next release of ArcGIS Pro (2.4) coming soon, you will have the ability to do this with the following Editing tools:

  • Slice Multipatch (new) will split a multipatch feature at a specified location using a horizontal or a vertical cutting plane. In your case, you would set the cutting plane between the individual parts that you want to slice apart.
  • Explode can now separate a multipatch feature into its individual 3D faces, which can then be merged back together if needed.

Thank you,

Scott

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Thanks Scott. I knew of another work around but it would take me twice as long compared to just separating out the features themselves.