I need to fill a volume attribute for a pipeline system. Volume would come from a well at the end and I can easily start with a spatial join to get volume for all the line segments at the edge of the system.
At this point I need to find a way to start summing the volumes through the system so that I know how much volume runs through a segment. Say a well volume 1 and well volume 2 come together. The resulting line needs to have a 3 applied to its volume attribute.
I understand that the best way to do this will probably involve building a geometric network and I have explored this but haven't come up with a good way to automate the summation. I'd thought about using some of the hydrology toolset but had never worked with it before and don't know where to start.
Finally solved this using a combination of Attribute Assistant and the Water Utility Network Reporting Toolbar with the Summary Flow Accumulation tool.