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ArcGIS 3D Analyst - What's New in ArcGIS Pro 3.2

We’re excited to inform you that ArcGIS 3D Analyst has been updated with the latest version of ArcGIS Pro 3.2.  We’ve added new tools, workflow guides and feature enhancements to improve the ArcGIS 3D Analyst product.  Here’s a rundown of what’s new in 3D Analyst.

New Detect Objects from Point Clouds Geoprocessing Tools

This release offers new tools to help you detect objects in your point clouds. Identifying features of interest from the 3-dimensional context offered by point clouds presents unique opportunities for extracting value.  Point clouds have the potential to capture objects that would either be too occluded, too small, or too thin to be represented in imagery.  Using point clouds as the basis for object extraction allows for the possibility of developing a more precise accounting of objects of interest. Objects can be extracted through a deterministic process which does not require deep learning or through tools which leverage deep learning. The new tools for object detection are:

Object Detection Tools

Deep Learning Based Object Detection Tools:  

Deep learning based object detection does not require the data to be classified.  It also offers a way to create your own object detection solution and use deep learning models created by other people. Esri’s deep learning tools require the installation of Deep Learning Essentials, which provide a wide assortment of machine learning solutions.

Extract Object From Point Cloud

Geoprocessing Tool Enhancements  

Not only have we been working hard to provide you with new tools and workflows, we’ve also fixed bugs and focused on improving existing tools.

LAS Processing Enhancements:

I3S Point Cloud Support:

3D Modeling Enhancements:

Point Cloud Visualization


LAS Data Workflows

Share Your Feedback

We value your feedback and would love to hear from you. If you encounter any issues, have suggestions, or just want to share your thoughts on the new update, please don’t hesitate to reach out to use Esri’s Community forum here.

Thank you for choosing ArcGIS Pro.  We hope you enjoy the latest version, and as always, we’re committed to providing you with the best software experience possible. Stay tuned for more exciting updates in the future!

About the authors

Lindsay is a senior product engineer on the 3D Analyst team. She has been working at Esri since 2006. She focuses her work at Esri on lidar, 3D and GIS capabilities. Beyond Esri, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis and doing yoga.


Lee Brinton

Lee Brinton is a Product Manager with a proven track record of delivering 3D GIS solutions to various industries. With over 16 years of experience, Lee has supported customers in different 3D roles, including 3D Technical Lead, leading a team of GIS consultants focused on 3D software project delivery and product management. Lee's passion lies in creating innovative solutions and ensuring customer success. Beyond Esri, Lee cherishes building memories with his family, indulging in outdoor activities, and woodworking.

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