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TIN Polygon Volume

Available with 3D Analyst license.

Summary

Calculates the volumetric and surface area between polygons of an input feature class and a TIN surface.

Legacy:

This is a deprecated tool. This functionality has been added to the Polygon Volume tool.

Usage

  • The input polygons and TIN need to overlap in horizontal extent in order for surface area or volume to be calculated.

Syntax

TinPolygonVolume_3d (in_tin, in_feature_class, in_height_field, {reference_plane}, {out_volume_field}, {surface_area_field})
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_tin

The input TIN.

TIN Layer
in_feature_class

The input polygon feature class.

Feature Layer
in_height_field

The name of the field containing polygon reference plane heights.

String
reference_plane
(Optional)

The keyword used to indicate whether volume and surface area are calculated ABOVE the reference plane height of the polygons, or BELOW. The default is BELOW.

String
out_volume_field
(Optional)

The name of the output field used to store the volume result. The default is Volume.

String
surface_area_field
(Optional)

The name of the output field used to store the surface area result. The default is SArea.

String

Code sample

TINPolygonVolume example (Python window)

The following Python window script demonstrates how to use the TINPolygonVolume function in immediate mode.

import arcgisscripting
gp = arcgisscripting.create()

gp.workspace = "C:/data"
gp.TinPolygonVolume_3d("tin","PolyVol.shp", "Height", "ABOVE", "Volume", "S_Area")

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Requires 3D Analyst
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Requires 3D Analyst
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Requires 3D Analyst