The Esri team is continuing to refine and improve the data model for Communications Data Management on ArcGIS Utility Network Management. Use this thread to provide input on the requirements of the data model, capabilities of the telecom network, ask questions about the network, access early versions of data models, and stay up to date on the latest news.
|Network Data Models||Status||Last Updated||Software Requirements|
|Fiber, Coax, Copper, Wireless||Version 1.0 Released Nov. 2020||11/10/2020||Introduction to Communications Data Management for ArcGIS Enterprise—ArcGIS Solutions | Documentatio...|
|Fiber, Coax, Copper, Wireless||Version 1.1 - April 2021 Early Preview||4/7/2021|
- Esri Telecom Team
Today, the Communications Data Management for ArcGIS Enterprise solution is released. This solution provides the data model and framework for modeling telecom networks in the utility network. Learn more.
Version 1.1 - April 2021 Early Preview is now available. To learn more about this early preview and what's coming in the next release, check out this video: https://community.esri.com/t5/telecommunications-videos/telecom-gis-in-five-minutes-video-series-epi...
Hi, thanks very much for releasing this as a fully-contained project!
It really does help us get up and running.
I have a rather embarrassing question to ask, but I would really like to know ...
In the new 2021-04 v1.1 early preview release, in the "Communications Network Editor" map (in the Comm. Data Management project) there's a layer called "Error Layers" with a broken data source link. I think I know how to fix a broken data source but this doesn't appear to be the usual type ...
I'd like to fix it but I don't really know how ... This "Error Layers" seems like a group layer, but it's got this data source ..
(I've attached two screenshots)
I am excited that you have started exploring the updates in the model, and we have noticed the missing link you mentioned in your post, we have logged the issue and will provide a future fix on the error.
And you are correct about those three layers that are pointed towards three feature class in the database as below. The group "Error Layers" is more of a Wrap around those three layers, so no dedicated feature group towards it.
You can simply grab those four single Error Layers and form a group layer again.
Again, sorry about the inconvenience and I really appreciate your post and findings, it only gets better from here.
As we are having more conversation on this topic. I would like to clarify and correct myself on the "Error Layers". The Error layers are not a group layer, but a special composite layer.
To add them to your map, please follow the step here:
Go to the "Service Territory" Layer, and select "Add Error Layers".
Once again, I apologize for the confusion, and please let us know if there were any other questions.
Reporting is a great and important feature that you have mentioned. Even though it is not on the near-term roadmap, I will keep a note for it to see what we can do.
In the meantime, users are encouraged to build their own reports and leverage other Esri tools such as ArcGIS Dashboards to show the executive view of the network element summary.
I noticed in the new 2021-04 v1.1 early preview release, when creating a fiber cable between 2 splice enclosures that whenever I try to delete a created cable the following error message is shown
Is there something that I am missing here? I tried removing associated non spatial objects manually on both end until I reached a similar error on the Connector Group / Fiber communication junction objects at both ends.
The reason why we will see this in Utility Network and the data model is that the current cable is being contained and also containing other objects.
So here are a few steps for us to ensure we clean up the additional features and association before we can execute the deletion. These are the Out-Of-The-Box steps to remove these features, so we are looking for future enhancements or partner solutions to make this more friendly.
Hopefully, these tips are helpful.