Editing in 3D

See new capabilities for editing in 3D.


Video Transcription

00:05 We see and interact with our world every day in 3D.

00:08 And ArcGIS 10 helps us create and manage a real-world 3D perspective to our existing work.

00:15 We can understand spatial relationships a little better in 3D.

00:20 We can also leverage our existing data and move between the 2D and 3D world to discover information that we might not have understood in the 2D world.

00:29 Let's take a look.

00:32 So here's an example of how we can leverage our existing information.

00:36 These are building footprints that we've extruded in 3D for the city of Philadelphia.

00:42 Now as we zoom in and fly around, we can see these buildings and we can even update these building footprints with more detailed 3D models.

00:52 So I'm going to start editing, and let's add a texture to this building footprint.

00:58 So I'm going to find that. Let's turn off some buildings so we can focus on our building here.

01:04 Update this model, and there we go.

01:06 So you can see that we've added a fairly complex building to this scene.

01:13 So if we zoom and pan around and take a look at this building, you can see that this model's actually quite complex…

01:19 …and composed of a number of 3D features to give us the detail that we're seeing.

01:26 These buildings were provided by Precision Lightworks and Pictometry.

01:31 So let's turn on some high-resolution imagery and place some 3D features, street furniture, trees, into our map.

01:39 So now we're going to be capturing information in the 3D space.

01:43 So I'll turn on my vegetation, my street feature.

01:46 Let's place a few trees here, using the imagery to guide our placement of the trees.

01:52 So I'll just click to add a few trees here on the map.

01:56 Let's go and grab a light pole here. I'll place a light pole.

02:01 And we can manipulate these features in the 3D space to do things like rotate, plus move this light pole, so that it's rotated in the proper orientation.

02:13 So I'm going to grab my vertices tool, rotate this feature. So there, we've just moved that feature.

02:20 Let's take a look at what we've done now.

02:22 So if we go from the street perspective, we can see the real-world view of what this looks like in 3D space…

02:29 …our light poles and our trees that we've added here in the distance.

02:33 Now we can also do different types of 3D manipulation.

02:39 So let's take a look at another example.

02:42 So this is a building network. So this is actually the floor plan of one of the Esri buildings.

02:48 So I can edit these features, and I see that I've got a feature that's actually got a bad attribute.

02:54 So let's update the attributes and better manage our 3D information.

02:58 This is not actually on the fourth floor; it's on the third floor.

03:02 So we can see this in 3D space and make these changes.

03:06 We can also create and manage our data a little bit better in 3D.

03:10 Let's add a fourth floor onto this building.

03:14 So I'm going to query out the floors, the offices, cut and paste that…

03:23 …and the floor lines, and let's duplicate these into a vertical space.

03:30 So I'm going to duplicate vertical by 4 1/2 meters, and now we see we've just added a completely new floor or level to this building.

03:40 Well, let's continue updating.

03:41 We need to certainly update the attributes, so these are now fourth floor buildings.

03:49 We'll update the offices the same.

03:52 So we're just bulk attribute editing all of these features.

03:56 Move this to the fourth floor. Say yes. And last but not least, the floors are now four.

04:04 Okay, so we can unselect this and now we see that we've got a completely separate fourth floor entity.

04:10 And we can continue to edit and manipulate these features, so let me grab or select a few of these offices and delete them.

04:18 So we'll select these features, hit the Delete key.

04:21 Let's place a new floor line or floor path in this corridor.

04:25 We can leverage the snapping environment that we're used to in the 2D world, now in 3D.

04:30 So I'm going to snap to the vertices and the edges of our floor lines.

04:34 Let's grab our floor and we can see if we're snapping. Yep, we're snapping to the line.

04:40 Drag across and now place this feature.

04:43 So now we've just snapped and ensured an accurate update in the 3D space.

04:49 Also, update these offices here, so I'll select these four features and merge them together into one office.

04:57 Let's update the attributes for this office; it's now a fourth floor conference room.

05:02 We'll update this conference room, and there we go.

05:06 So this is a great example of how we can manage and create content in a 3D space…

05:12 …and also understand relationships a little bit better by just viewing things in the 3D world.

05:19 ArcGIS 10 provides new tools for better understanding and managing and creating information in our 3D world.

05:26 And I'm excited to see how you leverage these new tools to understand and model your 3D world.

05:32 Thank you.

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