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Topologies >

Overview of Analyzing Drawing
Topologies

NoteThe
procedures below apply only to drawing objects.

You can analyze drawing topologies in the following ways:

To do this... | Use this method... |
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Calculate the shortest path between two points in a drawing or determine the optimal route based on values of direction and resistance. | Perform a shortest path trace |

Calculate the best route from a starting point in the drawing to one or more visit points, and back to the starting point. | Perform a best route analysis |

Determine how many links and nodes can be traveled before the accumulated resistance exceeds the specified maximum resistance. | Perform a flood trace |

Compare two existing topologies and keep only common geometry, remove common geometry, or combine geometry in a specified way. | Overlay two topologies |

Create a new topology by combining polygons that share the same data value in a specified field. | Dissolve a topology |

Identify objects within a specified offset of elements in node, network, and polygon topologies. | Buffer a topology |

Retrieve a loaded topology and its associated data from the current drawing or an attached drawing, or query part of a topology in a source drawing and work on that part of a topology without having to retrieve all its objects. | Query a topology |

Save back the temporary information retrieved by a topology query to the drawings from which it was queried. | Save a temporary topology |