How to modify network dataset source (road lines)

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09-04-2019 12:37 AM
KajaWrochna
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While working on a multimodal network dataset, I've been facing a problem with the modification of the source lines - once the ND is created, they cannot be modified. The only way I know to edit them is to remove the ND, make the modifications and then recreate the ND, which takes a long time (my network dataset has 12 attributes and 4 travel modes, which in this case must be recreated manually). I work in SDE, so as far as I'm aware I can't dettach/reattach the source to avoid removing the whole ND.

Is there any trick that would let me either save the settings (template?) of a network dataset (so that I don't have to create the attributes + travel modes manually each time I want to modify the source) or avoid removing it each time?

Thanks,

Kaja

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MelindaMorang
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Hello Klaudyna.  First, network source features should be editable even after the network dataset has been created.  Are you seeing an error message or something?  Can you paste a screenshot or the error message text?

As for your second question, yes, you can create a template from a network dataset and then re-create the network dataset from the template:

Create Template From Network Dataset—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

Create Network Dataset From Template—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

Those tools were added in 10.6, I believe, so if you have an earlier version, you will need to upgrade.

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MelindaMorang
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Hello Klaudyna.  First, network source features should be editable even after the network dataset has been created.  Are you seeing an error message or something?  Can you paste a screenshot or the error message text?

As for your second question, yes, you can create a template from a network dataset and then re-create the network dataset from the template:

Create Template From Network Dataset—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

Create Network Dataset From Template—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

Those tools were added in 10.6, I believe, so if you have an earlier version, you will need to upgrade.

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KajaWrochna
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Hi Melinda,

Thanks for your reply, it's very helpful and gave me a few ideas. I found out that each time I recreated a network dataset, I should have register it again as versioned. I couldn't edit the source (road lines), because there was an error saying that the table wasn't registered as versioned (even though it was). I think the cause of the error was the newly recreated non-versioned network dataset.

Thanks a lot,

Kaja

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