I'm trying to use the Multipatch to Collada tool but every time I use it in ArcScene, the whole program crashes and shuts itself down. Anyone experienced this before and know how to resolve it?
I spoke to ESRI and after a long discussion, we have come up with a solution in the last few days. It is not a 3D extruded polygon but a footprint. It will do what I need it to do and it may work for what you need so here are the steps:
1. You need a TIN base map. If you have a raster file, use the Raster to TIN conversion tool.
2. You need a polygon but make sure that the geometry is valid otherwise it will not work! Use the Repair Geometry or redraw the polygon if so.
3. Use the Interpolate Polygon to Multipatch tool, with your TIN and polygon as your data. This will create the footprint to fit to the topography.
4. Use the Multipatch to Collada conversion tool and it should complete. You should then be able to import it succesfully into Sketchup and the like.
Hope that helps!
try to run script in background.
Thanks for the idea, but the program still crashed and shut down. I tried this code on the website with my own data inputted:
@Lizzie Stewart...Did you ever get an answer to this question or a work-around?
I am in the same situation.
^^I find that the process is smoother in ArcMap but I think it will also work in ArcScene
Thanks!..It works. I was able to export the footprints as COLLADA files.
The only downfall is that the "interpolate polygon to multipatch " tool didn't keep the extrusion...only the footprint, but its a start. I can always extrude it in sketchup. Thanks!
We had encountered this issue here in EsriNeA and found a way to fix it.
Just use "Enclose Multipatch" tool to repair the multipatch before the the "Multipatch to Collada" tool.
Hope this helps you.
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