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An overview of the Utility Network toolbox

The Utility Network toolbox contains tools to create, configure, and work with utility networks.

The toolbox also contains two toolsets: the Administration toolset, for core utility network management tasks, and the Network Diagrams toolset, which provides tools specific to network diagrams.


Add Trace Locations

Creates a feature class to be used as the starting points and barriers input for the Trace tool.

Export Subnetwork

Exports subnetworks from a utility network into a JSON file. This tool also allows you to delete a row in the Subnetworks table as long as the Is deleted attribute is set to true. This indicates that the subnetwork controller has been removed from the subnetwork.


Returns selected features based on connectivity or traversability from the specified starting points.

Update Is Connected

Updates the IsConnected attribute on all the network features for the specified utility network based on connectivity. Every line and point feature participating in the line, device, and junction feature class of a utility network has an Is Connected attribute. This attribute helps identify isolated features by maintaining whether a feature has connectivity to a subnetwork controller.

Update Subnetwork

Updates subnetwork information in the Subnetworks table, the SubnetLine feature class, and subnetwork system diagrams for the specified subnetworks. Also certain attributes are created or updated for subnetwork features. A record for any new subnetworks will be generated, the records for any deleted subnetworks will be removed, and the shape and information for any modified subnetworks will be updated.

Validate Network Topology

Validates the network topology of a utility network after there have been spatial edits to features in the network.

Tools at the root of the Utility Network toolbox



Provides tools to configure and manage the utility network.

Network Diagrams

Provides tools dedicated to network diagram management and configuration of diagram templates.

Toolsets in the Utility Network toolbox

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