Batch morph junctions to hydrants using hydrant shapefile

Product(s): WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, HAMMER, SewerGEMS, StormCAD, SewerCAD, CivilStorm
Version(s): 10.01.XX.XX and Later
Area: Layout and Data Input


A model uses junctions to model hydrants.

Using a Shapefile that contains only hydrants, how could the junctions representing hydrants be morphed into hydrant elements?


Update the existing junctions using ModelBuilder

  1. Select the Shapefile containing hydrants.
  2. Enable "Map elements spatially to closest matching geometries (spatial join)". Note that this is available starting with CONNECT Edition Update 1.
  3. Map a field from the hydrant Shapefile to a Junction field. For example, map the hydrant Shapefile field label to the model's notes field. If the notes field is already being used, then a user data extension could be created.
  4. On the last page make sure to enable "Create a selection-set with elements modified". This will create a selection set of junctions that are in the location where the hydrants should be.

Use Batch Morph to change the junctions to hydrants

  1. Go to Tools > More > Batch Morph.
  2. Use the new selection set "Elements modified via ModelBuilder…".
  3. Set the "New Node Type" to junction, and click OK.

See Also

Using ModelBuilder to Import External Data

How to Batch Morph nodes from one type to another

How do I batch merge nodes in close proximity?