Exporting Shapes to SHP
The ESRI Shapefile or simply a shapefile is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic information systems software. A shapefile commonly refers to a collection of files. The main file (.shp) contains the shape data and the database file (.dbf) contains attributes for each shape. The shapefile exporter can export shapes and attributes to these files. Additionally, the exporter writes an index file (.shx).
Note: The same exporter can also be used to export graph segments: For a graph segment specific description please visit: Exporting Graph Segments to SHP
Shapefile support is not available in all CityEngine versions.
Export SettingsThe export dialog consists of the filename and 3D options, as shown below. As usual, presets can be saved and applied.
FilePress to open a dialog to select a .shp file to export.
The following table illustrates the influence of this option:
|3D Option||Shapefile Type||Data|
Note: The exporter does not write a .prj projection file. The data is always stored in cartesian coordinates in the current scene coordinate system.
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