Problem: Point features become hollow vertical columns when extruded in ArcGIS Pro
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.
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:
- In ArcGIS Pro, right-click the desired point layer and select Symbology.
- In the Symbology pane, click the point symbol, and change the symbology to 3D symbols. Select the desired 3D symbol.
- Click the Appearance tab. In the Extrusion group, click the Type drop-down arrow. Select None to remove the extrusion function.
- Click the back button in the Symbology pane and select the Vary symbology by attribute icon.
- Click the Size drop-down arrow and uncheck the Maintain aspect ratio check box.
- Set the desired height field for the Height property.
- Check the Enable size range text box and change the Minimum and Maximum size to the desired range.
The image below shows the 3D point features with non-hollow vertical columns.
- ArcGIS Pro: Extrude points
- ArcGIS Pro: Vary symbology by size
- ArcGIS Pro: Scale-based symbol sizing
- ArcGIS Pro: Scenes
- ArcGIS Pro: Convert a map to a scene
- How To: Use 3D shapes as marker symbols in ArcGIS Pro scene view