With WebOffice 10.9 R3 it is possible to use the tool Net trace. This tool enables the use of defined network tracing use cases in the client. The basis for the use of network functionalities is the provision of an appropriate Esri-based geometric network.


A geometric network is a set of connected edges and junctions, along with connectivity rules, that are used to represent and model the behavior of a common network infrastructure in the real world. Water distribution, electrical lines, gas pipelines, telephone services, and water flow in a stream are all examples of resource flows that can be modeled and analyzed using a geometric network. With a geometric network you can perform various network analyses, e.g. to search for connected elements in a network.


See ArcGIS online help: An overview of the Geometric Network toolset.


In the following image you can see an example for an ESRI geometric network, consisting of different point and line feature classes (inside a feature dataset):

Esri geometric network

Esri geometric network


To use the trace functionality in a WebOffice 10.9 R3 project, the corresponding Net Trace tool must be configured as follows.



Net trace tool



Use Tool?

Specifies whether the tool or function is to be used in the WebOffice 10.9 R3 client (true) or not (false).

Net trace properties



See chapter Net Trace for details about the tool in the WebOffice core client.