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 convert the resulting analysis objects to a feature class of your analysis locations. The converted exploratory analysis results are saved in the geodatabase as a point, line, or polygon feature class and added as a layer to the map. You can reuse the layer in the From Layer creation method to generate a new analysis.
Save analysis results to features
To save analysis results as a feature class, complete the following steps:
- Once the analysis objects are present in the scene, click the menu button 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.
- 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.
- Optionally, provide a description.
This can be useful for distinguishing different analysis passes.
- 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 from which to generate analysis results, the results are appended to the existing layer.