Schematic diagrams from geometric networks or network datasets

A geometric network is composed of connected edges and junctions along with connectivity rules. It represents common network infrastructure in the real world. Water distribution, electrical lines, gas pipelines, telephone services, and water flow data can be modeled using a geometric network.

Learn more about what a geometric network is

Learn about creating and managing geometric networks

In the same way, a network dataset is a logical network made of interconnected network elements (edges and junctions). Its most common application is in modeling transportation networks.

Learn more about what a network dataset is

Learn about building and editing network datasets

Schematic diagram generation and updating are managed by the ArcGIS Schematics builders.

In this help book, you will learn about the generation and updating of Standard builder diagrams when working with geometric networks or network datasets, the way this builder operates, and its specifics.

To configure your diagram template based on the Standard builder, you must use the Schematic Dataset Editor utility. Configuring the Standard builder to build diagrams from network features in the Schematic Dataset Editor Help details the Standard builder parameters and the steps required to configure your diagram template with this builder to make it work from network features—that is, from GIS features organized into a geometric network or a network dataset.


Schematic diagram generation and updating from network analysis layers are detailed in Working with network analysis layers.

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