Convert a polygon Z geometry to a polygon geometry shapefile in ArcGIS Pro

Last Published: April 25, 2020


The instructions provided describe how to convert a polygon Z geometry to a polygon geometry shapefile in ArcGIS Pro. The following image is an example of a polygon Z geometry shapefile.

Polygon Z geometry shapefile


  1. Open the Feature Class to Shapefile geoprocessing tool.
    1. On the Analysis tab, click Tools.
    2. In the Geoprocessing pane, click the Toolboxes tab, and expand Conversion Tools > To Shapefile, and click Feature Class to Shapefile.
Expanded Conversion Tools drop-down showing To Shapefile
  1. In the Feature Class To Shapefile dialog box, specify the following:
    1. In the Geoprocessing pane, click the Parameters tab and select the polygon Z geometry feature layer to be converted for Input Features. Set the Output Folder to where the output shapefile will be written.
    2. Click the Environments tab and under Output has Z Values, select Disabled.
    3. Click Run.
Geoprocessing pane showing Parameters tab and Environments tab
  1. Open the new shapefile by adding it to the map. In the Contents pane, right-click the new feature layer and select Attribute Table. The shapefile is now a polygon geometry shapefile.

Article ID:000021489

  • ArcGIS Pro

Get help from ArcGIS experts

Contact technical support

Download the Esri Support App

Go to download options

Related Information

Discover more on this topic