How To: Ensure a utility network is fully 3D enabled


Depending on what version of ArcGIS Pro is used when the utility network is initially created, it may not have full 3D capabilities for viewing dirty area and error features. This impacts the viewing capabilities of dirty areas and error features for editing network features that store Z-values.


Utility networks created or upgraded from ArcGIS Pro 2.1 are not fully 3D enabled. View the Network Properties tab of the utility network layer properties to determine at what version of ArcGIS Pro the utility network was created, and whether the utility network configuration and data must be migrated to the latest version. See Utility network layer properties for more information.

Utility networks created using ArcGIS 2.2 are fully 3D enabled. If the network is created at 2.2 or later, no further action is required.

Utility networks created using ArcGIS Pro 2.1 have 2D dirty areas and error features. It is recommended to use the Utility Network Package Tools toolbox to migrate the existing utility network configuration to a new utility network created in ArcGIS Pro 2.2. An asset package can be created from an established utility network and applied against a staged utility network created in a geodatabase created using ArcGIS Pro 2.2 or higher. Asset packages support cross-database platform use.

There are differences in creating a new utility network at ArcGIS Pro 2.2 compared to upgrading an existing utility network created at ArcGIS Pro 2.1. The Upgrade Dataset tool is used to upgrade an existing utility network schema to match the ArcGIS Pro client version, but the dirty areas and error features' spatial reference cannot be Z enabled as part of the upgrade.

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