Network Analyst Toolbar

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02-24-2011 11:13 AM
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I am very new to GIS (3 weeks with no training) and I am trying to set up Closest Facilty. 

Here is what I have done so far:

1. Start ArcCatalog by clicking Start > All Programs > ArcGIS > ArcCatalog 10.
2. Click Customize > Extensions
3. Check Network Analyst
4. Click Close
5. Create a Blank Map and add the ???streets??? network to ArcMap
6. Start ArcCatalog by clicking Start > All Programs > ArcGIS > ArcCatalog 10.
7. File->Add Data
8. Navigate to: C:\Documents and Settings\bpdurand\My Documents\ArcGIS\Packages\Streets.lpk\v10\
9. Add the file: 0000Basemap.lyr
10.         Start ArcMap by clicking Start > All Programs > ArcGIS > ArcMap 10.
11.        Click Customize > Toolbars > Network Analyst.
12.        The Network Analyst toolbar is added to ArcMap
13.  I got out of ArcMap and then got back in.

I admit there are a few steps which I did not include but I do not think they are relevant. 

I thought I was getting someplace until I ran into these two issues:

1) My TOC is gone along with (not sure what it is called) but the drop down box that sizes the map from 0% to 100%. 
2) When I click on Network Analyst all of the options (except Options) are greyed out.

I can't even get it back to how it was before much less set up Network Analyst.

Any suggestions?
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I got my TOC back (but that is all) via WINDOW->TOC

Also got my dropdown percentage box back. I was in Data View when I should have been in Layout View.

However, everything under Network Analyst is still greyed out.
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make sure you do the same in ArcMap as you did in ArcCatalog to enable the extension:
1. Start ArcCatalog by clicking Start > All Programs > ArcGIS > ArcCatalog 10.
2. Click Customize > Extensions
3. Check Network Analyst
4. Click Close


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make sure to add a network dataset to ArcMap to enable the solvers such as the Closest Facility. The will remain grayed out until you add a networkd dataset.

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Dear Jay.

Thanks for the information.

Network Analyst is checked in both the catalog and in arcmap. 

I am trying to get my hands on the tutorial so that I can learn how to make a network dataset.  For some reason the tutorial is not installed on my machine.

Based on another post (which ofcourse I can not find at this time) I did not think that I needed to create a network dataset. This other post said that the person did not need to create one because the user was using one already supplied by ESRI.  I thought that is what
9. Add the file: 0000Basemap.lyr
was but obviously I was wrong.

Thanks for you help and I am hopeful that with the tutorial (a co-worker is getting it for me) that I will be able to figure it out.



Barry
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