Anchor Guy

An anchor guy is a wire or set of wires running from the top of the pole to an anchor installed in the ground and consists of wires, appropriate fastenings, and the anchor. The anchor guy is usually installed at a distance from the pole that is 0.25 to 1.5 of the height of the attachment such that the slope is about 1:1. Sidewalk guys have a horizontal strut that is attached about halfway down the pole to provide pedestrian clearance. The guy runs from the top of the pole to the top of the strut, then down to the anchor.

The Structural Analysis tool uses Anchor Guys while evaluating the amount of guy support necessary for a given support structure.

The AnchorGuy class inherits attributes from the Guy and Structure abstract classes. Model names assigned to these classes should be assigned to the AnchorGuy class as well.

Subtypes: Back, Bridle, Sidewalk, Standard. The use of subtypes is optional. The Subtype attribute can be removed if subtypes aren't used in the model.

Associations: None

Model Names: ANCHORGUY


Field Name

Field Type



short integer

Diameter of anchor.



Code indicating type of anchor; domain values include Cone, Expanding, Log, Plate, and Screw. Structural Analysis uses this field to locate anchor properties in the engineering database tables.



Code identifying type of anchor fastening; domain values include Double Eye, and Single Eye.


long integer

Code indicating subtype of anchor guy.



Angle of rotation indicating how a feature appears on the map. Uses the SYMBOLROTATION model name. The ArcFM Manual Angle Setter edit task and ArcFM Auto Angle Setter autoupdater both use this field to rotate point features.

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