Interpolate shape, and Feature class Z to ASCII

Discussion created by Selita on May 23, 2012
Latest reply on May 29, 2012 by Selita
Hi all,

I'm struggling with interpolating z-values of a line that represents a stream, from a surface that is patchy (discontinuous).  The 'Interpolate Shape' tool runs fine, but when I proceed to convert the Feature class Z to an ASCII file so I can plot the profile of the line, the lines in the 'patches' of surface data are not in the order that they should be in. The output ends up listing the lines from north to south, instead of listing them from the beginning of the stream to the end of the stream (it's a sinuous stream going from southeast to northwest).

Has anyone found an automated work-around? I would rather not extract all the profiles by hand (from 50 patches of data).

Thanks in advance.