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What's new in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1: Scene Viewer

With the release of ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1, we’ve given Scene Viewer awesome new capabilities that you can use to make powerful and effective scenes and apps. We focused on making improvements to the building, integrated mesh, and 3D object scene layers. Try these out today!

Building explorer improvements

The Building explorer allows you to experience the complexities of building data, and to select components you’d like to focus on.  Not only can you select which disciplines and categories you’d like to make visible, but you can also select building floors you’d like to make visible.

Improved Level picker

We added a new experience to the Level picker that change the floors below the selected floor to semi-transparent to help orient you to the overall building shape. This is great way to make sure you’re able to focus on a specific floor and still provide some guidance about the floor location in the building.

Building Scene Layers Filter
Floor Picker now makes floors below transparent.

Construction phase filter

ArcGIS Pro can publish Revit data as building scene layers for web scenes.  A common practice with Revit data, is to manage different phases of work representing distinct periods in the life of a project.  Now building scene layers can contain the Revit attribute data, and the added construction phases user interface in the Building explorer, enable users to select and filter specific phases of a building project life.

Drape features layers over integrated mesh

Integrated mesh is an increasingly common data type that is typically derived from photogrammetric sources and optimized for streaming in web scenes as a scene layer. Drone2Map on your laptop or SiteScan in the cloud can process drone imagery and develop an integrated mesh scene layer package that can be published and overlaid with operational data.  Scene Viewer now drapes 2D point, line, and polygon feature layers over integrated mesh as if it was the ground. This provides a great method to directly ‘mark up’ integrated mesh scene layers with the draped feature layers.

Draped Integrated Mesh
Draped polygon layers over integrated mesh show construction zones.

Label 3D object scene layers

You can now label 3D object scene layers in Scene Viewer!  This is a great way to help orient your audience to your buildings and give them great context for understanding. Under the Layer Style for 3D object scene layers, there is a  “Labels” options in which you can select the attribute for labeling, along with options for size and color.  Below, we’ve labelled New York City buildings by their Name attribute.

Scene Layer Labels
Now Label 3D Object Scene Layers

Additional features: pop ups are now docked on the side of Scene Viewer; and you can click on lidar and photogrametric points in a point cloud scene layer and identify classification codes, elevation, intensity, and other attributes.

Begin using these features in ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8.1 right away and start creating more engaging and meaningful scenes!

About the author

Matt is a product engineer living in Zurich, Switzerland. He joined Esri R&D Center Zurich in 2014 and has a passion for 3D! He currently works with the CityEngine and Scene Viewer teams.

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