How to import a 3D model in ArcGIS Pro
With the Import 3D Files tool in ArcGIS Pro, the following file formats can be imported:
- OBJ (Wavefront object) Used in most 3D animation packages like Autodesk 3dsmax and Maya.
- DAE (Collada) Used in most 3D animation packages like Autodesk 3dsmax and Maya.
- 3DS (3D studio) Used as an exported file from Autodesk 3dsmax.
- FLT (OpenFlight) Used in MultiGen Creator.
- WRL (Virtual Reality Modeling Language File) A VRML file format for representing 3D vector graphics.
See below for the steps.
How to import 3D files in ArcGIS Pro:
- In ArcGIS Pro go to the "Analysis" Tab and select "Tools".
- On the right pane select the "Import 3D Files" tool or type it in the search bar to find it.
- In the "Input files" field click on the folder icon next to the field and browse to the 3D file you want to import
- A name will be automatically generated in the "Output Multipatch Feature Class" field.
- Select a Coordinate system from the dropdown menu or select an other system by clicking on the grid sphere icon next to the field.
- Select "Y is Up" only if your 3d model was exported from a package wich uses Z is up.
- Click on "Run" at the lower right of the pane.
- After it is finished ArcGIS Pro will have created a Multipatch feature which can be located on the Contents Pane on the left. Note that your original 3D imported file is also present, but if you want to create a SLPK file use the multipatch layer for further conversion to SLPK.