Creating a connected network (Connectivity) within Out of the Box Software

Discussion created by AMarshallAEL on Sep 2, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 18, 2013 by C_Martin
We are looking at moving to ESRI GIS, we are a small electricity distribution company. At the moment I am investigating how we would build a connected network in the GIS - I am looking at ArcFM, but I want to know if anyone has successfully built a connected distribution network without ArcFM or similar (with the tools available in ESRI).

What tools, extensions did you use? Was it successful? Is this even possible?

We have had a brief look at "Create Geometric Network" but are unsure if this is the right thing to use as it looks like you cant vertically stack assets with this (and we have a number of assets that are on one x,y).

Any info you have would be great, I have ESRI experience (but I am new to the electricity industry) and my colleagues have industry experience but not ESRI!