ArcGIS CityEngine

ArcGIS CityEngine

Advanced 3D city design software

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ArcGIS CityEngine is advanced 3D modeling software for creating massive, interactive, and immersive urban environments in less time than with traditional modeling techniques. The cities you create using ArcGIS CityEngine can be based on real-world geographic information system (GIS) data or showcase a fictional city of the past, present, or future. Bring the powerful procedural city generation of ArcGIS CityEngine into your favorite tools for urban design using its many integrations.

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Build interactive 3D cities

Create a massive city all at once instead of modeling each building individually. ArcGIS CityEngine powers rapid adjustments to the architectural style or other features of your city so you can easily create multiple design scenarios.


Build an entire city in 5 steps

Choose area

Find your area of interest. Use the Get Map Data function to import basemap and terrain data.

Sketch and design

Add or sketch your streets, city blocks, and parcels.  

Add 3D

Transform 2D data into 3D models. Add rooftops, street furniture, vegetation, and other 3D assets.

Add details

Texturize your buildings and facades. Add more details to bring your 3D models to life.


Export your finished 3D city to the web, virtual reality (VR) experiences, game engines, or a geodatabase.

Case Study

Helicopter Simulation Made Realistic

A 3D artist uses ArcGIS CityEngine to populate terrain databases with buildings and other landscape elements in a pilot's field of view.

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Integrated with ArcGIS and more

ArcGIS CityEngine is a stand-alone desktop application that can import any geospatial vector data to jump-start your city creation. ArcGIS CityEngine fully supports the Esri file geodatabase (including textured multipatches) and Esri shapefile format. Connect ArcGIS CityEngine to ArcGIS Online to bring in 3D terrain data and basemaps and to publish your 3D scenes in the cloud. Or combine it with your favorite urban design tools using our plug-ins and APIs.

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