I need to create Dimension feature class and add dimension features to it all through python, I searched internet all over, I could not find any real python samples, when I use arcpy to create feature class it only give me 4 choices, point, line, polygon and multi-point, there is no dimension type available, and I don't know if I try to insert the dimension feature what geometry type I should use, can anyone help?
Any suggestion is appreciate.
Well, if you have the 3D analyst, you can at least create features in 3D... for example
3D point features—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop then there is multipatches etc etc.
Then there is a temporal dimension as well Create Space Time Cube—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop
but if you need dimensions higher than 3D, other dimensions plus 3D, you will need to move to numpy and or netCDF and their kin in terms of data structures.
Thank you for your quick reply. This just a regular 2D map I am developing a python ArcMap add-in tool to drawing some lines on map and would like to add dimension to show the length of the each line like people do in AutoCAD. Any idea? Thanks.
I would check the help Dan pointed you to, and also the help for COGO labeling. These talk more about parcel labeling, and so far I have not found a python script for it, but it is a start.
ArcGIS Help (10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2) COGO labeling
An overview of the Parcel Fabric toolbox—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop I'm not sure if this is included in core, or an addin. I have not used it myself
not Python (that I have found yet) but looks like maybe arcobject have ways to automate
there are many broken links when searching for the parcel fabric toolbar, but it looks like it is a tool from the local government group ...lots of free tools
(I have a mix of versions above, but might help get you on the right track)