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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

Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type
output_feature_class

Feature Layer

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

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