The Utility Network Package Tools are a set of tools to work with a utility network using an asset package. An asset package is an interchange file that models the schema of a utility network for easier manipulation and viewing. Asset packages can include schema only or schema and data, and are stored in a file geodatabase format.

The Utility Network Package Tools include:

  • Configuration instructions
  • Tools for automating the creation and configuration of the utility network

Utility network capabilities are available through the ArcGIS Utility Network Management extension.

Automation workflow

  1. Create the utility network dataset using the Stage Utility Network geoprocessing tool. This tool automates a series of geoprocessing calls and ensures the service territory feature class meets the requirements for a utility network. The result of the tool is a feature dataset in your geodatabase with a utility network defined and service territory loaded.
  2. Update the definition of the structure network and create an industry domain using an asset package and the Apply Asset Package geoprocessing tool. When selecting an asset package, you can leverage those provided by Esri for water distribution, sewer, stormwater, electric, gas, or your own asset package.
  3. Add another domain network or update your existing configuration using an asset package and the Apply Asset Package geoprocessing tool. This tool is additive, and when run against a configured utility network only the additions will be applied. Existing properties are not removed or changed. Using this tool allows you to combine multiple domain networks in a single utility network or add on to an existing utility network.
  4. Create a backup of a utility network to move between systems using the Export Asset Package geoprocessing tool. This tool allows you to export both the schema and data of a utility network. You can also use this tool to define an asset package from a blank or partially configured utility network.

Get Started with the Utility Network Package Tools