ArcFM Solution Customers and Partners,

Esri, in partnership with Schneider Electric, has just announced that utility and telecom customers will have the option to use ArcGIS Desktop 10.6.1 when it’s released later this year.  ArcGIS 10.6.1 will extend support for the Geometric Network until January 2024, giving you ample time to prepare for the Utility Network.  In case you missed it, here is Esri’s communique.


Schneider Electric is fully aligned with this decision and we will be releasing a new version of ArcFM products to support ArcGIS Desktop 10.6.1.  We anticipate this to be called ArcFM Solution 10.6.1.


To be clear, ArcFM Solution 10.2.1 continues to be a viable option, supported through June 2021.  Esri and Schneider Electric will offer ArcGIS and ArcFM 10.6.1 as an alternative to the 10.2.1 platform, especially for customers wishing to stay on a supported version of the Geometric Network beyond the 2021 timeframe.  ArcGIS and ArcFM 10.6.1 will also provide updated 3rd party certifications for items like Oracle, SQL Server, .NET Framework, and MS Visual Studio and will include many new and valuable enhancements.


While ArcGIS Desktop 10.6.1 is not yet released, we want to prepare you with the right amount of information to plan accordingly.  As such, we would like to offer this FAQ as a source for immediate answers about ArcGIS Desktop 10.6.1 and ArcFM Solution 10.6.1.  If you have further questions regarding the upcoming release of ArcFM Solution 10.6.1, please reach out to your Schneider Electric account representative.


Best Regards,

Your Geospatial Leadership Team