I am trying to flip lines in a geometric network to match the flow direction and can't seem to find a tool to do this. I tried installing the Water Utility Network Editing for ArcGIS 10.2. I followed the directions to install and when I open the toolbar most of the tools show as "Missing". Are there any other ways to get this accomplished without the Water Utility Network Editing Add-In?
Hi Richard Fairhurst,
I try to use this Flip line tool on a enterprise geodatabase FC (cable), which is a part of a Geometric Network.
It does not run, I keep getting the following error:
ERROR 000382: Kabel is a non-simple feature type
Failed to execute (FlipLine).
The FC is a simple feature type of course, but it is in a Geometric Network.
I tried to export it to a new FC, and the flip line tool works fine on that. I tried also to delete the geometric network and I could use the flip lien tool without any error .
I wonder if it is a normal behavior of flip line tool with geometric network or something is wrong with ArcMap (v.10.2.1) ?
Many thanks for your help in advanced!
Geometric Networks and Network Analyst networks are not simple polyline feature classes. They are complex, because they are controlled by relationship classes and other programming that integrates several feature classes together as a network. If a tool only operates on simple feature classes then that means that the feature class cannot have these kinds of relationships to other feature classes. I did not mention that in my response before, because I have never used a Geometric Network and at the time not used a Network Analyst Network, so it did not register that this would be an issue.
Thank you for your respond!
If I understand it correctly it means at the Geometric Network makes the simple polyline feature classes to complex because of the different relation classes and other programming that integrates the several fetaure classes together as a network.
Do you have any idea how can we avoid this problem and flip many lines in a geometric network together instead of at flip each line with the right klick popup menu Flip tool?
Many thanks in advanced for your help!
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Essentially there is no alternative other than deleting the Geometric Network, doing the flip and rebuilding the network. A custom script might do it using cursors. However, the update cursor would almost definitely have to do the flips while set up for versioned editing and it is possible that even then the cursor may throw an error as well. Unfortunately, I don't have any geometric networks set up and I really am too busy at this time to do any experiments on this.