Available with 3D Analyst license.
The Conversion toolset provides a wide range of tools for converting various data types, including 3D features, rasters, terrains, TINs, and LAS datasets. 3D models can be imported to a multipatch and used in three-dimensional rendering in ArcScene or ArcGlobe. TIN surfaces can be imported from LandXML files, 3D features can be exported to ASCII files, and lidar data can be imported to a multipoint dataset. Converting between raster and TIN formats allows you to employ the benefits of each while modeling the same surface. For example, use a TIN to model a surface if you have features, such as lines or polygons, that should enforce natural features, such as ridges or valleys. Convert the TIN to a raster using the natural neighbors interpolation option to preserve the linear features and use spatial operators.
Exports feature layers that have 3D properties defined to a multipatch feature class.
From Feature Class
Exports 3D features to ASCII text files storing GENERATE, XYZ, or profile data.
Creates polygon footprints representing the two-dimensional area occupied by a multipatch feature class.
Imports 3D features from one or more ASCII files stored in XYZ, XYZI, or GENERATE formats into a new feature class.
Imports one or more 3D models into a multipatch feature class.
This tool imports one or more triangulated irregular network (TIN) surfaces from a LandXML file to output Esri TINs.
Creates multipoint features using one or more lidar files.
Generates statistical information about one or more point files in a polygon or multipatch output.
From LAS Dataset
Exports a triangulated irregular network (TIN) from a LAS dataset.
Creates a polygon or polyline footprint of the data portions of a raster dataset.
Converts raster cell centers into 3D multipoint features whose Z values reflect the raster cell value.
Converts a raster to a triangulated irregular network (TIN) dataset.
Converts a terrain dataset into a new point or multipoint feature class.
Interpolates a raster from a terrain dataset.
Converts a terrain dataset to a triangulated irregular network (TIN) dataset.
Creates a line or polygon feature class representing the interpolation zone of a triangulated irregular network (TIN) dataset.
Creates 3D line features using the triangle edges of a triangulated irregular network (TIN) dataset.
Exports breaklines from a triangulated irregular network (TIN) dataset to a 3D line feature class.
Exports the nodes of a triangulated irregular network (TIN) dataset to a point feature class.
Creates polygon features using tag values in a triangulated irregular network (TIN) dataset.
Creates a raster by interpolating its cell values from the elevation of the input TIN at the specified sampling distance.
Exports triangle faces from a TIN dataset to polygon features and provides slope, aspect, and optional attributes of hillshade and tag values for each triangle.