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View network rules

In a utility network, network rules dictate which features can connect to or associate with other types of features. The network rule base for a utility network is accessed from the network properties of a utility network.

Access utility network rules

  1. If the utility network layer is not present in a map, add it from the Catalog pane.
  2. In the Contents pane, right-click the utility network layer and click Properties to access the layer properties.
  3. On the Utility Network Layer Properties dialog box, click Network Properties.

    For easier viewing, double-click the menu title to expand the dialog box.

  4. Scroll down in the dialog box to the Rules section. Expand this section to view information associated with each type of rule.
  5. The network rules for a utility network are displayed.
    Tip:

    The network properties can also be viewed from the Catalog pane by accessing the utility Network Dataset Properties dialog box from a database connection.

Details about each rule type

The following tables list the details for each rule type on the properties page.

Junction-Junction Connectivity

ColumnDescriptionExample

ID

The ID of the rule

20

From Class

A utility network point feature class

Electric Distribution Device

From Asset Group

The asset group of the feature class

Valve

From Asset Type

The asset type of the feature class

Double L Port

From Terminal

The terminal of the asset type participating in the rule

Port 2

To Class

A utility network point feature class

Electric Distribution Junction

To Asset Group

The asset group of the feature class

Connection Point

To Asset Type

The asset type of the feature class

Fitting

To Terminal

The terminal of the asset type participating in the rule

None

Created Time

The date and time the rule was created

2017-01-17 10:05:30

Junction-Edge Connectivity

ColumnDescriptionExample

ID

The ID of the rule

16

From Class

A utility network point feature class

Electric Distribution Device

From Asset Group

The asset group of the feature class

Transformer

From Asset Type

The asset type of the asset group

Mounted

From Terminal

The terminal of the asset type participating in the rule

High

To Class

A utility network line feature class

Electric Distribution Line

To Asset Group

The asset group of the feature class

Medium Voltage

To Asset Type

The asset type of the asset group

Overhead

Created Time

The date and time the rule was created

2017-01-17 10:05:30

Edge-Junction-Edge Connectivity

ColumnDescriptionExample

ID

The ID of the rule

37

From Class

A utility network linear feature class

Electric Distribution Line

From Asset Group

The asset group of the feature class

Medium Voltage

From Asset Type

The asset type of the asset group

Overhead

To Class

A utility network linear feature class

Electric Distribution Line

To Asset Group

The asset group of the feature class

Low Voltage

To Asset Type

The asset type of the asset group

Overhead

Via Class

A utility network point feature class

Electric Distribution Device

Via Asset Group

The asset group of the feature class

Transformer

Via Asset Type

The asset type of the asset group

Mounted

Via Terminal

The terminal of the point asset type participating in the rule

High

Created Time

The date and time the rule was created

2017-01-17 10:05:30

Containment

ColumnDescriptionExample

ID

The ID of the rule

259

Container Class

The container feature class

Structure Boundary

Container Asset Group

The asset group of the container

Substation

Container Asset Type

The asset type of the container

Border

Content Class

The content feature class

Electric Distribution Device

Content Asset Group

The asset group of the content

Breaker

Content Asset Type

The asset type of the content

Circuit

Created Time

The date and time the rule was created

2017-01-17 10:05:30

Structural Attachment

ColumnDescriptionExample

ID

The ID of the rule

86

From Class

The structure feature class

Structure Junction

From Asset Group

The asset group of the feature class

Pole

From Asset Type

The asset type of the feature class

Wooden

To Class

The attachment feature class

Electric Distribution Assembly

To Asset Group

The asset group of the feature class

Transformer Bank

To Asset Type

The asset type of the feature class

3 Phase

Created Time

The date and time the rule was created

2017-01-17 10:05:30