First of all, thank you for your quick answer. I will describe my issue more precisely, I want to build up a utility network (water tubes for heating), there are a heating system (central station) and consumers. I have to find the best (shortest) way to include all consumers into one network based on the heating system (the order does not matter) to get the base for creating a geometric network . And because of technical specifics, the network is not allowed to have circuits. I think I have already tried out all routing possibilities and the Route solver is useless, because I can not define to neglect circuits! So the "Closest Facility" Routing is probably the best one in my case. But the problem is that the result is not a network! For each consumer there is one Route to the heating system and that is not what I want. So in my opinion I have to do a "minimum spanning tree routing" to get what I want, but I don't know how to do this with ArcGIS. So my questions are: a. If I do a "Closest Facility" Routing, can I am as safe as houses that there are not any circuits in my Routing?! And how can I create a network with this result? b. Is it possible to do this like a minimum spanning tree? And if yes HOW? Thank you very much in advance. Martin Miksche
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Hi, my question is, how can I do a routing WITHOUT circuits/ circles? Like a minimum spanning tree. I have a network with edges and junctions (based on streets). And the edges have a length attribute. And now I want to add a central station (junction) and some consumers (junctions) along this network. Then I want to route from the central station to all consumers in the shortest way, BUT the routing is not allowed to have any circuits! Thank you very much in advance.
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