Should I use my dataset for geocoding to create my network dataset?

Discussion created by puhl on Mar 18, 2011

I have a good quality street centerline feature class that I use for geocoding. It resides in ArcSDE (Oracle). I'm just getting started with Network Analyst. I could use some direction before I start.

- Should I modify my existing centerline feature class - adding fields, creating the network - or should I make a copy of it in a different feature dataset and maintain it separately from the first?

- Is ArcSDE performance an issue if I create a network with my existing centerline feature class?

Thanks for sharing your experience.