How can I control the display of Active Topology for elements on the ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap Platform?
The display inactive topology setting for Bentley products (WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS, HAMMER) in ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro works differently than it does in the standalone products. In standalone, when an element is set to be inactive ("Is Active?" = False), it will display as configured in the Options menu (Tools > Options > Global tab), which is typically either a gray color, or non-visible. When using these products in ArcMap, with the default configuration, setting elements to be inactive will only toggle the "Is Active" attribute in the GeoTable and will not automatically control the actual visibility in the network view.
The workflow between ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap is a little different. You can find the steps for each below. Note: In order to integrate with ArcGIS Pro, you will need WaterGEMS version 10.03.02.75 and SewerGEMS version 10.03.03.44. The steps below use WaterGEMS as an example.
If you have not already done so, go apply the Join GeoTables function by going to the WaterGEMS tab, then choosing Join GeoTables > Add Joins.
This step is also used to apply color coding and flow arrows.
Once this is completed, you can display active topology in the model by going to the WaterGEMS-View tab and select Apply Active Topology > Apply Active Topology.
There are two ways to view and edit the display of active topology for elements in the ArcGIS/ArcMap platform.
Option 1 - Use the Renderer feature
This is the intended approach and tends to be the most straightforward.
Option 2 - Use ArcMap's Layer Symbology
Note that when reopening your project at a later time, these settings will not apply until the model has been properly re-loaded using the Hydraulic Model Manager from the Bentley product's View menu.
Active Topology Management
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