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Import elevation data from a raster (GRID) into a multipatch -Is this possible? How?

Question asked by msilin-esri-cis-ru-esridist on Mar 18, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2013 by msilin-esri-cis-ru-esridist
Hi All,

I have a raster Grid file with elevation values. In ArcScene I can display a Multipatch shapefile (or feature class) floating on top of the raster surface (see the attached screenshot), based on the elevation values of the latter (i.e. raster). However, I'm wondering if there is a way to export those elevation values from the raster and then apply them to the multipatch to store permanently (i.e. I want my multipatch to have it's own elevation values corresponding to those of the respective surface). If anyone has done anything similar, please advised on the steps required.