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ArcGIS Schematics - Preventing overlapping links and consistent layout?

Question asked by hawkeye81x on Dec 19, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 9, 2017 by RAnderson-esristaff

I'm trying to recreate some network diagrams on a consistent basis based on our geometric network data.

The layout algorithms I'm selecting are getting me close but I can't seem to fine tune the layout task to generate a consistent diagram with the desired layout.


This is the approximate style I'm looking to recreate. The important part is the roughly even distribution of the links / branches.



This is roughly what I have going (some of the time) when using the Schematic Editor.


1A / 1B: These are links that overlap that should not.

2: This is a link that need not extend to the right at all. It would great if it was just a straight link downwards.

3: This branch is an example of where better placement would be on the other side of the main line.


I used a Composite algorithm of the following tasks:

1 - Orthogonal

2 - Relative - Main Line (using a line attribute)

3 - Geo - Rotate Nodes Along Links

4 - Separate Overlapping Links

5 - Square Links

6 - Bypass Nodes


Anyone have a clue as how these tweaks can be achieved?