I am currently working to convert our cities storm and sanitary sewers from 2D to 3D. Currently, we create profile views in CAD which means a lot of manual work anytime anything changes. We have a considerable number of manholes and mains mapped in GIS, and the ability to have dynamic data seems invaluable when it comes to profile work.
What I'm wondering is what the best way to go about this work is. I've been trying to use the point profile tool from the 3D analyst extension, but I'm unable to use it while showing our mains. I have downloaded the water utility network extensions, but I haven't been able to find any good documentation about how to actually use these or if I need to reformat all my existing data to use it.
I am lucky enough to have an enterprise license and should have access to any ESRI tool. We're running Arc 10.4. I know there's many different approaches so I'm very open to suggestions.