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Output has Z Values (Environment setting)

Tools that honor the Output has Z Values environment will control whether the output geodataset will store z-values.

Usage notes

  • As each feature is written to the output feature class, each vertex that does not already have a z-value will be assigned the value in the Default Output Z Value environment. If the Default Output Z Value environment is not set, then a value of 0 (zero) will be set.

Dialog syntax

  • Same As Input—If the input has z-values, then the output will have z-values. If it does not have z-values, then the output will not have z-values. This is the default.
  • Enabled—The output will have z-values.
  • Disabled—The output will not have z-values.

Scripting syntax

arcpy.env.outputZFlag = output_z_flag

output_z_flagExplanation

Same As Input

Same as the input: if input has z-values, then the output will have z-values. If does not have z-values, then the output will not have z-values.

Enabled

Output features will have z-values.

Disabled

Output features will not have z-values.

outputZFlag syntax

Script example

import arcpy

# Set the outputZFlag environment to Enabled
arcpy.env.outputZFlag = "Enabled"

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