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Reassign routes

Available with Location Referencing license.

Reassignment is the way to assign all or a portion of a route or line to the immediate upstream or downstream of another route or line. One example of a route reassignment is if you have to split your routes or lines and merge (assign) them to another route or line because the pipeline has changed operation or ownership. Another example is when administrative boundaries change, and you need to redesignate the portion of a pipe that now falls on the other side of a boundary. In addition to reassigning the route, the Reassign Route tool can update attribute fields and calibration points and apply end-user-configured event behaviors located along the reassigned route.

Scenarios that can be accomplished using the reassign activity are described below. The blue arrow shows the location of the reassignment portion.

Note:

For all of these scenarios, you can choose entire routes or partial routes.

Merge multiple routes to a new route

RouteX, RouteY, and RouteZ are consecutive routes that belong to the same line. You can use the Reassign Route tool to merge all of them together into a new route, RouteXYZ, that belongs to the same line. RouteXYZ gets the line order of the first route that was used for merging, that is RouteX. RouteX, RouteY, and RouteZ get retired as a result of this operation. You can choose new From and To measure values for RouteXYZ.

Merge to a new route with autogenerated route ID that supports lines
Merge to a new route

Source

From Route

RouteX

From Measure

0

To Route

RouteZ

To Measure

30

Target

Route

RouteXYZ (new)

From Measure

0

To Measure

30

Merge routes to an existing route

RouteX, RouteY, and RouteZ are consecutive routes that belong to the same line. You can use the Reassign Route tool to merge all of them together to route RouteZ that belongs to the same line. RouteX, RouteY, and RouteZ get retired as a result of this operation. The new RouteZ gets the line order of the first route that was used for merging, that is RouteX. In this case, the reassign portion will be from the start of RouteX to the end of RouteY. You are allowed to merge the reassigned portion to any immediate upstream or downstream route.

Merge routes to an existing route

Source

From Route

RouteX

From Measure

0

To Route

RouteY

To Measure

15

Target

Route

RouteZ

From Measure

0

To Measure

20

Split an existing route

Route XYZ has measures from 0 to 30. As shown in this example, you can split the route into two: Route1, which is a new route, and a new version of RouteXYZ. The existing RouteXYZ retires as a result of this operation. Route1 gets the line order of the RouteXYZ, and the new version of RouteXYZ gets the next line order value. For example, if the line order of RouteXYZ was 100 before the reassignment, after the reassignment, Route1 gets the line order of 100 and the new RouteXYZ gets the line order of 200.

Split existing route with auto-generated route ID

Source

From Route

RouteXYZ

From Measure

0

To Route

RouteXYZ

To Measure

19

Target

Route

Route1 (new)

From Measure

20

To Measure

30

Rename a route

You can rename an existing route and change its From and To measure values with the help of the Reassign Route tool. RouteXYZ is renamed to Route123 and with new measures. The line order remains the same. The existing RouteXYZ retires as a result of this operation.

Rename route that has an autogenerated route ID

Source

From Route

RouteXYZ

From Measure

0

To Route

RouteXYZ

To Measure

30

Target

Route

Route123 (new)

From Measure

15

To Measure

45

Transfer a route to another line

Routes can be transferred entirely or partially to a new line. In this case, the reassign portion should be either on the upstream or downstream ends of the target line or in the immediate upstream or downstream of a gap between routes in the target line. As shown in the example, the red routes belong to Line1 and the green route belongs to Line2. You can take RouteY from Line1 and reassign it as a new route, Route2, on Line2. RouteY gets retired and Route 2 gets a line order next to that of Route1 as a result of this operation.

Transfer to another line

Source

From Route

RouteY

From Measure

15

To Route

RouteY

To Measure

30

Target

Route

Route2 (new)

From Measure

38

To Measure

43

Transfer calibration points to a target route

Routes may have calibration points between the start and end of the route to maintain known measures between points. In that case, when reassigning the route, there is an option to transfer the calibration points contained in the reassigned portion to the target route. The black dots depict the location of calibration points transferred with the reassignment.

Note:

The option to transfer calibration points to a target route during reassignment is checked by default and is the preferred method to maintain established measures.

Source

From Route

RouteX

From Measure

5

To Route

RouteZ

To Measure

30

Target

Route

RouteXYZ (new)

From Measure

0

To Measure

25

Merge to a new route with autogenerated route ID and calibration points transferred

Recalibrate downstream

The following examples describe recalibrating downstream. You can reassign routes with the source route calibrated or not calibrated downstream.

Reassign with the source route not calibrated downstream

In this case, RouteX is split into two routes: Route1, which starts at the start of the old RouteX and ends at the middle of the old RouteX. The To measure value of the newly created Route1 has been changed to 3 instead of the suggested measure of 5. Since the Recalibrate route downstream option is not chosen for the source route, the downstream route's (RouteX) measures remain intact.

Reassign with the source route not calibrated downstream

Source

From Route

RouteX

From Measure

0

To Route (Option only for networks with lines)

RouteX

To Measure

5

Target

Route

Route1 (new)

From Measure

0

To Measure

3

Reassign with the source route calibrated downstream

In this case, RouteX is split into two routes: Route1, which starts at the start of the old RouteX and ends at the middle of the old RouteX. The To measure value of the newly created Route1 has been changed to 3 instead of the suggested measure of 5. If the Recalibrate route downstream option is chosen for the source route, downstream route RouteX’s measures would change to the From measure value of 0 and To measure value of 5.

Reassign with the source route calibrated downstream

Source

From Route

RouteX

From Measure

0

To Route (Option only for networks with lines)

RouteX

To Measure

5

Target

Route

Route1 (new)

From Measure

0

To Measure

3

Reassign with the target route calibrated downstream

In this case, a part of RouteX is merged with the adjoining route, RouteY. The reassignment takes place from the middle of RouteX on the downstream side. Since the Recalibrate route downstream option is chosen for the target route, the measures of RouteY downstream of the reassigned portion gets recalibrated. The new version of RouteY now has a To measure value of 9.

Reassign with the target route calibrated downstream

Source

From Route

RouteX

From Measure

5

To Route (Option only for networks with lines)

RouteY

To Measure

10

Target

Route

RouteY

From Measure

0

To Measure

5

Parameters in the networks

The following tables describe the parameters used in the Reassign Route tool.

For a network that supports lines

VariableDescription

Network

The network that supports lines in which the routes exist.

Effective Date

This is the date when the reassignment has taken place on the ground.

Source Route: From Route Name

The route where the reassignment starts.

Source Route: From Measure

The measure on the source route where the reassignment starts; shown by the green dot.

Source Route: To Route Name

The route where the reassignment ends. For example, the reassignment takes place on a single route, and the source route and target route will be the same. The source routes should belong to the same line.

Source Route: To Measure

The measure on the source route where the reassignment ends; shown by the red dot.

Target Route: Route Name

The route to which the reassigned portion will be added. This can also be a new route.

Target Route: From Measure

The starting measure on the reassigned portion.

Target Route: To Measure

The ending measure on the reassigned portion.

Parameters used for networks that support lines
Parameters used for networks that support lines.

For continuous networks

VariableDescription

Network

The network in which the continuous routes exist.

Effective Date

This is the date when the reassignment has taken place on the ground.

Source Route: Route Name

The route where the reassignment starts.

Source Route: From Measure

The measure on the source route where the reassignment starts; shown by the green dot.

Source Route: To Measure

The measure on the source route where the reassignment ends; shown by the red dot.

Target Route: Route Name

The route to which the reassigned portion will be added to. This can also be a new route.

Target Route: From Measure

The starting measure on the reassigned portion.

Target Route: To Measure

The ending measure on the reassigned portion.

Reassign Route pane with autogenerated Route ID
The Reassign Route pane on a Continuous network.

Attributes

If your network has attribute fields other than the system-defined fields, you will have the opportunity to either transfer the existing values of the source route or enter new values into the Reassign Route pane. The existing values of the source route will be populated by default.

If the reassignment spans multiple routes, the values from the first From value of the route will be populated by default.

This attribute section supports domains and subtypes as well.

Note:

The field alias will appear in the Reassign Route pane rather than the field name.

The following steps can be used to implement any reassign scenario.

  1. Add the network feature class to a map.

    You can also open a map in which the network feature class is already present.

    Note:

    Traditionally versioned networks must be edited through a direct connection to the geodatabase. Branch-versioned networks, including any network configured with a user-generated route ID, must be edited through a feature service.

  2. Zoom in to the location where you want to reassign the route.
  3. Click the Reassign button Reassign on the Location Referencing tab.

    The Reassign Route pane appears.

  4. Click the Network drop-down arrow and choose the network in which the route reassignment will take place.
    Note:

    To edit using feature services, the LRS Network must be published with the linear referencing and version management capabilities.

  5. Click the Effective Date drop-down arrow and choose a date for the edit.
    Tip:
    • Optionally type the date in the Effective Date text box.
    • Double-click the empty Effective Date text box to populate it with today's date.
  6. In the Source Route section, click the Choose route from map button Choose route from map and click the route on the map to populate From Route Name.
  7. Enter a From measure value for the route using one of the following options:

    Type a measure.

    Type a From measure value in the From Measure text box.

    Choose the From measure value in the map.

    Click the Choose measure from map button Choose measure from map and click a measure in the map.

    Use the route start as the From measure value.

    Check the Use route start measure check box.

    A green dot is placed at the location. The reassignment will start from this location.

  8. Click the Choose route from map button Choose route from map and click the route on the map to populate To Route Name.
  9. Enter a To measure value using one of the following options:

    Type a measure.

    Type a To measure value in the To Measure text box.

    Choose the To measure value in the map.

    Click the Choose measure from map button Choose measure from map and click a measure in the map.

    Use the route end as the To measure value.

    Check the Use route end measure check box.

    A red dot is placed at the location. The reassignment will take place on the routes or the portions of routes that exist between the green and red dots. The routes that are intersected by the reassignment portion will be retired.

  10. Choose whether you want to recalibrate the remainder of the reassigned route downstream of the reassigned portion.
    • Check the Recalibrate route downstream check box to recalibrate the remainder of the reassigned route downstream of the reassigned portion.
    • Uncheck the Recalibrate route downstream check box if you do not want to recalibrate the remainder of the reassigned route downstream of the reassigned portion.
  11. In the Target Route section, click the Choose route from map button to choose the target route.

    You can also type a new route name to reassign to a new route.

  12. Enter a From measure value for the target route reassignment location using one of the following options:

    Type a From measure value.

    Type a value in the From Measure text box.

    Get a suggested value if you do not know the From measure value.

    Click the Recalculate From Measure button Recalculate From Measure. The From measure value is calculated as the source measure length minus the To measure value.

    Note:

    • If you are filling a gap, this value will be equal to the measure at the beginning of the gap.
    • If you are adding the reassigned route to the end of the target route, this value will be equal to the end measure of the target route.
    • If you are creating a route or adding the reassigned portion to the beginning of the target route, this value will be 0.

    Note:

    For the line network, the measures can be entered as station values in 00+00.00 or 00+00.000 format.

  13. Enter the To measure value of the target route reassignment location using one of the following options:

    Type a measure.

    Type a To measure value in the To Measure text box.

    Choose the To measure value in the map.

    Click the Choose measure from map button Choose measure from map and click a measure in the map.

    Get a suggested value if you don't know the To measure value.

    Click the Recalculate To Measure button Recalculate To Measure. The To measure value is calculated as the source measure length minus the From measure value.

    Note:

    • If you are filling a gap, this value will be equal to the measure at the end of the gap.
    • If you are creating a route or adding the reassigned value to the end of the target route, this value will be equal to the new end measure of the route.
    • If you are adding the reassigned route to the beginning of the target route, this value will be equal to the total length in the linear referencing method (LRM) measure units of the reassigned portion.

  14. Choose whether you want to recalibrate the remainder of the reassigned route downstream of the reassigned portion.
    • Check the Recalibrate route downstream check box to recalibrate the remainder of the reassigned route downstream of the reassigned portion.
    • Uncheck the Recalibrate route downstream check box if you do not want to recalibrate the remainder of the reassigned route downstream of the reassigned portion.
  15. Choose whether you want to transfer the source calibration points to the target route.

    The Transfer calibration points to the target route check box is checked by default and is the preferred method to maintain established measures between points.

    Note:

    All of the calibration points between and including the From measure and To measure values, even those spanning routes in between, will be included in the transfer of calibration points to the target route.

    The Reassign Route pane is fully populated.

  16. Click Next.

    The route is reassigned.

    Note:

    If a message about acquiring locks or reconciling appears, conflict prevention is enabled.