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 with 3D display properties to 3D lines or multipatch features.
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.