Interesting issue I’ve come across going back and forth from CityEngine to ArcGIS. Importing a file geodatabase (GDB) CityEngine doesn’t see my results from smoothing edits.
- Draw a feature in ArcGIS in a File Geodatabase (GDB), then run the smooth tool on the Advanced Editing toolbar.
- Import the File GeoDatabase into CityEngine (when doing an import it seems you have to click back and then forward to refresh the GDB contents…).
- Now look at the same feature in CityEngine, it’s not straight is it?
- So export the feature as a shapefile instead and import into CityEngine, the feature retains its smoothness.
Not sure whether its a bug or my misunderstanding of a feature… I guess a smooth is described in a GDB rather than drawn, whereas shapefiles just draw the feature via vertices. Either way it’s a good example of knowing the limitations of your file formats!