Finding a desired distance down a line

Discussion created by rborchert on Feb 6, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 30, 2014 by ciava.at
I am new to Network Analyst.  I have worked a lot with Geometric Networks. 

I am on 10.2 and have all extensions available to me.

Here is what we are trying to do.

We have transmission lines.  We have SCADA points on those lines.

What we would like to do is trace downstream from a given SCADA point a given distance. 

example.  SCADA point ABC I want to select it and then find a point 1453 feet away on a given transmission line.

Can anyone direct me to a tutorial or give me a rough sketch on how to accomplish this.

I have created a Route Layer out of my transmission lines and assigned a RouteIdentifier.

Do I need a geometric network, a network dataset etc...