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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get access?

Utility Network Editor can be deployed through Esri Professional Services or your Partner responsible for your existing implementation.  If you have more questions, please ask your sales representative.

Does Utility Network Editor work with ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise?

Utility Network Editor is only available with ArcGIS Enterprise 10.8 and above.

How much training does it require?

Little training is needed as the Utility Network Editor is designed to be simple to use and intuitive to any user. The Utility Network Editor provides focused tools only when a user needs them, making it easy to use. Although it is important to note that the amount of training will depend upon the complexities of your built workflows.

What if I have a unique network model?

The Utility Network Editor is designed to support any Utility Network, the tools can be configured to support your individual workflow needs.

Can I do tracing?

Yes. The default functionality available to you is Upstream and Downstream tracing, but you have the option to add your own custom tracing too. 

What if I don't have a Utility Network?

Utility Network Editor is designed to work with your organisation’s Utility Network. If you have data you would like to edit that is not within a Utility Network, we would recommend Sweet for ArcGIS. This offers the same editing environment, it is configurable and will work with any feature service.

Can I use it disconnected?

Utility Network functions are not available in a disconnected environment at present. Once these are available, the Utility Network Editor will support this workflow on Andriod, iOS, and Windows.

Does it replace ArcGIS Pro?

No. ArcGIS Pro will still be needed to configure, publish, and deploy your Utility Network. You may also want to use ArcGIS Pro for advanced GIS work.

The Utility Network Editor is very well suited to replace unneeded desktop solutions for your engineering, field, and support staff. Enabling them to have a more flexible working environment both in the office and out in the field without a steep learning curve that traditional desktop solutions require. 

Can I use Utility Network Editor to reduce my license costs?

Utility Network Editor requires: a user license, a named user in ArcGIS Enterprise (Editor User Type minimum), and the ArcGIS Utility Network Extension.

Some cost reduction can be gained by moving users from desktop to Utility Network Editor, but both User Type and Utility Network extension will be needed. Some further cost reductions could be gained as Utility Network Editor infrastructure costs are low due to it being a browser-based application.

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