Represents a 3D shape, such as a building or a tree. Non-creatable.

Namespace:  ESRI.ArcGISExplorer.Geometry

Assembly:  ESRI.ArcGISExplorer (in ESRI.ArcGISExplorer.dll) Version: (


public sealed class Multipatch : Geometry
Visual Basic (Declaration)
Public NotInheritable Class Multipatch _
	Inherits Geometry


A Multipatch represents a 3D shape such as a building, by defining a series of planar surfaces in 3D space. Multipatches are used to model objects that occupy discrete area or volume in three-dimensional space; for example a very common use of Multipatches in ArcGIS is to model real-world buildings.

Multipatch objects may be returned from a Row Geometry if the dataset contains 3D vector data; for example a multipatch shapefile will contain a Multipatch for each Row (feature) in the data set. However, Multipatch objects cannot be created or edited using this API.

Multipatch geometries cannot be used as the Geometry of a Graphic.

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