A shape network is created from the shapes in a polyline shapefile which allows you to traverse the shapefile simulating water flowing in a watershed to a single outlet. To create a shape network from a polyline shapefile, first choose an outlet shape from the shapes in the shapefile. Next, choose an outlet point within the specified outlet shape. Finally, you need to select a tolerance value. The tolerance is used to determine whether to include a shape in the shape network if it is not connected to the network. Using this starting criteria, a shape network can be created from the polyline shapefile.
The functions and properties are listed below. Clicking on each will yield a description of the function and its arguments as well as sample code where applicable.