Geometric Network Editing Toolbar

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12-04-2011 11:34 AM
BruceShauger
New Contributor II
While I can create routes, add new features, etc. does anyone possibly know why I can never get my Geometric Network Editing Toolbar to come alive?  Its always gray even though I have the Network Analysis extension on.  I am using a student version of ArcMap 10.
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JaySandhu
Esri Regular Contributor
The geometric network needs to have a geometric network added to ArcMap to be active. It is not a licensed toolbar and has nothing to do with the Network Analyst extension. The Network Analyst extension works with Network Datasets primarily for transportation problems. The geometric network is for utility (electric, sewer, pipeline) type of applications and you use the Utility Network Analysis toolbar with them. Read more on them here:
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/What_are_geometric_networks/002r000000...
Jay Sandhu
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ChrisKisters
New Contributor II
The geometric network needs to have a geometric network added to ArcMap to be active. It is not a licensed toolbar and has nothing to do with the Network Analyst extension. The Network Analyst extension works with Network Datasets primarily for transportation problems. The geometric network is for utility (electric, sewer, pipeline) type of applications and you use the Utility Network Analysis toolbar with them. Read more on them here:
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/What_are_geometric_networks/002r000000...
Jay Sandhu


I've the same problem (Geometric Network Editing Toolbar not "alive" (always gray),
though I have a gemetric network added to ArcMap.
What could be the problem?

Thanks,

Chris
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AlexeyTereshenkov
Regular Contributor III
Chris,

In order to be able to use the Geometric Network Editing toolbar, you have to start the editing session as outlined here: http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Connecting_network_features/002r000000.... Please keep in mind that even though geometric network features can be both created and edited in ArcInfo and ArcEditor, they are read-only in ArcView.

Check carefully that you are able to start the editing session first, because geometric networks that are, for instance, projected on the fly cannot be edited within ArcMap. Here you can find the overview of the geometric network editing: http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Overview_of_editing_geometric_network_...

If you have more questions, you are welcome to post them either under the http://forums.arcgis.com/forums/40-User-Communities or http://forums.arcgis.com/forums/5-ArcGIS-Desktop-General since this forum section is only for Network Analyst extension.
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HannesZiegler2
Occasional Contributor II

Also, if you have done all this, make sure a layer is selected in the table of contents or a feature is selected so that you can use specific tools in the toolbar. 

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