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Utility network creation and configuration

You can create and configure a utility network using the Utility Network Package Tools to automate the process, or you can configure it manually using core tools. After the initial implementation, you can use these tools to modify the configuration based on changes in the data model.

Review the sections below for details on the different workflows.

Utility Network Package Tools

You can use the Utility Network Package Tools to automate the process of creating and configuring a utility network using asset packages for specific industry domains. Asset packages can include utility network configuration metadata and data that can be appended as part of the asset package.

You can create and configure a utility network using the following tools:

Asset packages can be user-generated, provided by a business partner, or provided by Esri. The Esri-provided asset packages are available through ArcGIS Solutions, which provides sample industry configurations and data for the following domains:
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If an asset package in not available for a specific domain, the utility network can be created and configured manually. The Export Asset Package tool can be used to save configuration metadata after the utility network configuration is complete.

The Utility Network Package Tools toolbox is installed using the Python Package Manager. Additional information about installing the toolbox and using the tools along with information about Esri-provided data models is available in the ArcGIS Solutions Utility Network Package Tools help.

Manual configuration

A utility network can be created and configured manually using the suite of geoprocessing tools available in the Utility Network Tools toolbox, along with existing ArcGIS Pro functionality and tools. This process can also be scripted. The same tools that are used during the initial phase of implementation can be revisited when additional configuration is needed for the utility network.

See Configure a utility network for more information.