Editing the Resistance for a Link or Node
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

To edit the resistance of a link or node in a network topology

  1. Verify that the network topology containing the link or node is loaded. Be sure to load the topology from the current drawing. You can specify resistance for network topologies only.
  2. In the map, double-click the link or node.

    If more than one topology contains the same link or node, select one of the topologies. Update the other topologies later.

  3. In the Properties palette, under the group of Topo properties, enter new values for resistance. You must enter a numeric value.
    • For a node, enter a value for Resistance, which is the resistance to cross the node.
    • For a link, enter values for Direct Resistance and Reverse Resistance.

      Direct resistance is the resistance to travel in the direction that a link was created, while reverse resistance is the resistance in the opposite direction along a link. The default value is the length of the link.

The new resistance values are assigned to the objects.

Note You can also store a resistance value in object data or an external database. When you run a flood trace, path trace, or best route analysis, specify the location of this data.

If you are entering the commands on the command line, use the MAPEDITRES1 command to edit the Direct Resistance of links and the Resistance of nodes; use the MAPEDITRES2 command to edit the Reverse Resistance of links.