Convert analysis results to features

The 3D exploratory analysis tools, with the exception of Object Detection, generate temporary visibility results. The analysis objects are interactive for quick adjustments and provide on-the-fly analysis feedback in the scene. When your workflow requires specific design requirements, it is more beneficial to maintain a feature class of your analysis locations.

Save analysis results to features

To save analysis results as a feature class, complete the following steps:

  1. Once the analysis objects are present in the scene, click the menu button Menu and click Convert To Features.

    If multiple types of analysis objects are present in the scene, only those associated with the active tool are exported.

  2. Type a name for the output feature class to be created in the default geodatabase. Optionally, select a layer from the drop-down menu to append a new set of analysis objects into the existing layer.
  3. Optionally, provide a description.

    This can be useful for labelling different analysis passes.

  4. Click OK.

The analysis results are saved to new features in a feature class. The feature class is added to the map as a layer automatically, listed in the Contents pane. If you used an existing layer, the analysis objects are appended to the existing layer.

Save an elevation profile graph as an image

You can export the profile graph created by the Elevation Profile exploratory analysis tool to an image file for use in other workflows, such as including it as an element in a report or layout.

To save an elevation profile graph to an image file, do the following:

  1. On the Elevation Profile overlay window, click the Export Graph button Export Graph.

    The Export Graph dialog box appears.

  2. Browse to the output folder and type an output image file name.

    The image format can be JPEG, TIFF, Portable Graphics Format (PNG), or Bitmap.

  3. Click Save.

    If the file already exists, you are prompted to confirm if you want to overwrite it.

The elevation profile graph is saved to an image file on disk using the current screen resolution of the graph window. For a higher-resolution image, increase the width of the view and the height of the graph window.

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