Introducing the ArcGIS Schematics extension in ArcMap tutorial

Complexity: Beginner Data Requirement: ArcGIS Tutorial Data for Desktop Data Path: C:\ArcGIS\ArcTutor\Schematics\Schematics_In_ArcMap Goal: Getting acquainted with Schematics tools and commands available on the Schematics toolbars in ArcMap. Learning about generating and updating diagrams. Learning about how to lay out schematic diagrams using the Schematics refinement tools and layout algorithms.

ArcGIS Schematics extension is used by ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS for Server. It allows the user to get simplified representations of networks, intended to explain their structure and make the way they operate understandable. It can be used to manage physical and logical networks, including social and economic networks, and may view and represent any kind of network such as electric power, traffic light, delivery route, computer, and so forth. It enables users to automatically generate, visualize, and manipulate diagrams from network data or data that has attributes for connectivity.

In this tutorial

This tutorial is dedicated to the ArcGIS Schematics extension in ArcMap. The easiest way to find out what you can do with Schematics in ArcMap is to complete the exercises in this tutorial.


To use this tutorial, you need to have ArcGIS for Desktop installed—including the ArcGIS Schematics extension—and licensed for Basic, Standard, or Advanced. You also need to have the tutorial data installed on a local or shared network drive on your system.