I've looked hard for answers to this and whilst there is a fair bit on geometric network datasets in ArcGIS, I'm yet to have found an answer to this question, so fingers crossed this is not a double post.
I'm researching river networks and need to construct simple, directed graphs that eventually will be generated by classifying rasters, conversion to shapefiles/feature classes and then collapsing rasters to channel centrelines (points and polylines). The network effectively consists of channels (edges) connecting bifurcations and confluences (nodes).
I have built a geometric network from point and polyline feature classes and set connectivity rules for edges to connect to nodes/junctions and when I use the verify connectivity tool in the Geometric Network Editing toolbar it says "all network connectivity is correct". However, when I use the validate feature tool in the standard Editor toolbar, I get a message that says "edge features cannot connect to edge features via junction features" (see below). Does anyone know how to fix this problem?