I would like to know if there is another way round to calculate the shortest route between two points (one shp file with two points) in a polyline network without actually using Network Analyst (ArcInfo10).
Actually I don't see the reason to calculate the shortest route without using NA. If you have a network (built with NA as I understand) you should use it. Theoretically you can construct a model with Model Builder that can find the shortest route but it will be pretty complicated 🙂
Thanks Roman, I know it doesn't make much sense. Just to clarify, I got that question in a job interview. My answer was on the lines of using model builder, but I just wondered if it really was another way.