Point features become hollow vertical columns when extruded in ArcGIS Pro

Last Published: April 25, 2020


In ArcGIS Pro, when extruding point features based on a height value to create 3D shapes in a scene, the point features become hollow, vertical columns as seen in the image below.

Extruded point features with hollow vertical columns


This is expected behaviour in ArcGIS Pro, and is described in ArcGIS Pro: Extrude points.

Solution or Workaround

To create non-hollow vertical columns, follow the instructions described below:

  1. In ArcGIS Pro, right-click the desired point layer and select Symbology.
  2. In the Symbology pane, click the point symbol, and change the symbology to 3D symbols. Select the desired 3D symbol.
point symbol
Select the desired 3D symbol
  1. Click the Appearance tab. In the Extrusion group, click the Type drop-down arrow. Select None to remove the extrusion function.
Appearance tab
Type drop-down arrow
  1. Click the back button in the Symbology pane and select the Vary symbology by attribute icon.
Back button
Vary symbology by attribute icon
  1. Click the Size drop-down arrow and uncheck the Maintain aspect ratio check box.
Size drop-down arrow
  1. Set the desired height field for the Height property.
Height property
  1. Check the Enable size range text box and change the Minimum and Maximum size to the desired range.
Maximum and Minimum Range

The image below shows the 3D point features with non-hollow vertical columns.

3D point symbols

Article ID:000021382

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