ArcFM Connect and Disconnect Tools
Feeder Manager relies on ArcFM autoupdaters to maintain valid values when disconnecting and connecting features to the network. ArcFM autoupdaters are triggered by edit events (e.g., update, create, and delete) generated by ArcGIS. ArcFM's Connect and Disconnect tools ensure that ArcGIS generates the required edit events.
The ArcFM Connect and ArcFM Disconnect buttons are not on the ArcFM toolbar by default. You may need to add them using the Customize menu.
Work Around: If you have a feature that is supposedly connected to the network, but has no Feeder ID value, use the ArcFM Disconnect tool to disconnect it, then use the ArcFM Connect tool to re-connect it. This ensures that the feature is properly connected to the network with a valid Feeder ID.
The Connect and Disconnect tools are used on features that already exist in the map.