How does the geodatabase file function in the ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro platform of WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS and HAMMER? Why do I need to select a .MDB or .GDB file when setting up a model in WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS or HAMMER for ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro?
The geodatabase file that you create when creating or opening a hydraulic model acts as an intermediate file that allows ArcMap to communicate data from and to the WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS or HAMMER database file. The format for this geodatabase will vary depending on if you are integrating with ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap. In ArcGIS Pro, this file is a .GDB file. In ArcMap, this file is a .MDB file.
The attributes that get included in this geodatabase (which can then be color coded and annotated on) are controlled by the GeoTables.
The file is first created at the initial attach geodatabase dialog shown below. For ArcGIS Pro:
The graphic below shows how this relationship works:
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