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    Default 3d line/tube symbol diameter changes?

    Does anyone know if it's possible to map a line (displayed as a tube) in 3d and show the diameter (inches or feet) of each as it changes (the tube/line would get thicker and thinner).

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    Default Re: 3d line/tube symbol diameter changes?

    To display the pipes in 3d there is information about creating the multipatch pipes here. What you will want to do is use ArcScene to display the lines and then use the option to select Multiple Attributes to display the layer as a cylinder and then select the attribute for size and display that. Once you have the display as desired, use the Layer to 3d Feature Class to make it a multipatch.
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    Default Re: 3d line/tube symbol diameter changes?

    Quote Originally Posted by jbswain View Post
    To display the pipes in 3d there is information about creating the multipatch pipes here. What you will want to do is use ArcScene to display the lines and then use the option to select Multiple Attributes to display the layer as a cylinder and then select the attribute for size and display that. Once you have the display as desired, use the Layer to 3d Feature Class to make it a multipatch.

    this works for points if you use graduated symbols but I can't get it to work properly for lines (with spatial join/one to many applied) using multiple attributes or graduated colors, it does not seem to read the classes properly. my goal is to have the width of the line symbol change with diameter of the tube. An example of the data: the diameter is 20 inches 0 to -1200 feet, 10 inches -1200 to -2500 feet and 7 inches -2500 to -2800 feet vertical depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aimong View Post
    this works for points if you use graduated symbols but I can't get it to work properly for lines (with spatial join/one to many applied) using multiple attributes or graduated colors, it does not seem to read the classes properly. my goal is to have the width of the line symbol change with diameter of the tube. An example of the data: the diameter is 20 inches 0 to -1200 feet, 10 inches -1200 to -2500 feet and 7 inches -2500 to -2800 feet vertical depth.


    I am going to try and use linear referencing with dynamic segmentation, pretty sure that will work.

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