Convert Geometric Network To Trace Network (Trace Network)


Converts a geometric network to a trace network.


  • The input geodatabase workspace must be an ArcGIS 10.0 or later release to support this functionality

  • When working with an enterprise geodatabase, the following are requirements:

    • The Input Geometric Network must be from a database connection established as the data owner to run this tool.
    • The trace network cannot be owned by an operating system-authenticated user, database, or geodatabase administrator accounts.

    Learn more about how to convert a geometric network

Syntax, out_trace_network_name)
ParameterExplanationData Type

The geometric network that will be converted to a trace network.


Converting a geometric network to a trace network will drop the geometric network and create a trace network in its place. This change cannot be undone. Make a backup of your data before proceeding.

Geometric Network

The name of the output trace network.


Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type

The output trace network.

Trace Network

Code sample

ConvertGeometricNetworkToTraceNetwork example (Python window)

Convert a geometric network named HydroGN to a trace network named HydroTN.

import arcpy


This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments.

Licensing information

  • Basic: No
  • Standard: Yes
  • Advanced: Yes

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