Multiple SketchUp buildings to Multipatch

Discussion created by cbester-esri-southafrica-esridist on Feb 28, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 4, 2014 by MBuehler-esristaff
Hi All,

I have a question regarding SketchUp models.

I have received a sketchup model with multiple buildings of a new development. I want to export the SU model to CityEngine (in any format possible).

I have exported the SU model to collada, but all the buildings are represented as one feature, and I need a feature per building.

I then tried to convert the collada to a multipatch (from within CE). The result was a multiparch with one large multi-part feature (this is getting close to what I need but I still need to explode the multipatch).

Next I tried the GP tool "multipart to single part" to try and explode the multipatch to spatially seperated buildings. But the result was an empty multipatch feature class.

Is there a way to do this? Preferably a multipatch with each feature representing a building. But the same result in any format would be a great start. Is there any way of doing this?

Thanks in advance,