The information on this page has been moved to mature support. For the most current information on the Utility Network Package Tools, go to An overview of the Utility Network Package Tools.


Utility Network Package Tools can be used to create a utility network from an asset package.

An asset package is an interchange file that models the schema or a utility network to simplify schema viewing and manipulation. Asset packages are stored in a file geodatabase format and can include schema only or schema and data.

Utility network capabilities are available through the ArcGIS Utility Network.

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 communications, 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