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Is the ArcGIS Utility Network compatible with CIM and Multispeak?

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06-20-2023 10:50 AM
ShayneWright
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Hi

We are considering using the ArcGIS Utility Network (UN) but before we do, I would like to confirm if it is compatible with the CIM and/or Multispeak electricity models that we use in our other applications (notably CIM in our transmission EMS)?

I understand that the UN used to be a Multispeak derivative and that there are some user groups trying to map the UN to the CIM in Europe, but I would like to confirm what Esri support the UN currently has with Multispeak and CIM? Import/export, common mapping, translation tools, etc.

Thanks

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RemiMyers
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There is no out-of-the-box process that takes a CIM export and imports it into a UN model.  Since you have Safe FME, you could model a workbench that could possibly take your specific CIM exports back to a network model but that would be highly dependent upon your organization's data requirements.  Your best path forward would be to consult with a business partner such as Similix.

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JohnAlsup
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The electric foundation provides the ability to align with CIM.  SIMILIX and Safe Software both provide CIM extractors that will reformat the network export data to CIM.

John Alsup
jalsup@esri.com
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ShayneWright
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Thanks we already have Safe FME, but can the extractors take a CIM export and import it into the Esri Utility Network model?

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Jesper_VintherChristensen
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Hi Shayne,

You are welcome to contact me on jesper@similix.dk. We have worked with CIM based integration and the Utility Network for some years now and have a product for extracting CIM from the Utility Network to support integrations with EMS, DMS and power calculation packages.

Thanks

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ShayneWright
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Hi

Can it take a CIM export and import it into the Esri Utility Network model?

Take care,

Shayne

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RemiMyers
Esri Contributor

There is no out-of-the-box process that takes a CIM export and imports it into a UN model.  Since you have Safe FME, you could model a workbench that could possibly take your specific CIM exports back to a network model but that would be highly dependent upon your organization's data requirements.  Your best path forward would be to consult with a business partner such as Similix.

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RobertKrisher
Esri Regular Contributor

 If you're considering doing this yourself, I recommend you read the following article that explains how to parse Utility Network JSON files and includes a sample parser to get you started.

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