Which Feeder Manager should I use?
ArcFM includes a new version of Feeder Manager called Feeder Manager 2.0. The latest version of Feeder Manager contains substantial performance improvements over the legacy Feeder Manager 1.0. While Schneider Electric strongly recommends that you use Feeder Manager 2.0, you can use the following information to make a decision about which version of Feeder Manager to configure. Feeder Manager 1.0 will not be supported indefinitely.
Feeder Manager 1.0: This original version of Feeder Manager tracks and updates feeder information by using your geodatabase. This version incurs substantial database querying and updates. Compared to Feeder Manager 2.0, you'll experience reduced performance and greater likelihood of version conflicts.
Feeder Manager 2.0: This version of Feeder Manager tracks feeder information in memory. Performance is far superior to that of Feeder Manager 1.0, and you can expect fewer version conflicts. Accessing feeder information outside of ArcMap, however, requires running the Feeder Export or other geoprocessing tools, and may require you to update existing customizations.
Feeder Manager 2.0 requires your data to be configured for Feeder Manager 1.0. You can run both versions of Feeder Manager simultaneously, but we don't recommend it because you'll lose all editing performance and other benefits of running only Feeder Manager 2.0.
Although Feeder Manager 2.0 and Feeder Sync can be used with Simple Edge Networks, Feeder Events are not supported.
Responder is Feeder Manager agnostic. In other words, it does not make any difference to Responder whether you implement Feeder Manager 1.0 or Feeder Manager 2.0.
If you are using Feeder Manager 2.0, editing data which causes changes in the Electric Network using ArcFM Viewer for ArcGIS Engine Mobile Sessions and Designs is not supported. Feeder Manager 2.0 data will not update after replaying Engine Mobile sessions and therefore users could see incorrect Feeder Manager 2.0 data
Feeder Manager configuration paths
Choose one of the following pathways to configure Feeder Manager 1.0 or 2.0.
Upgrade to Feeder Manager 2.0 from an existing Feeder Manager 1.0 configuration: This is the recommended approach for those who currently run Feeder Manager 1.0.
Configure Feeder Manager 2.0 with no prior Feeder Manager configuration: If you're starting from scratch, Schneider Electric strongly recommends that you move straight into Feeder Manager 2.0.
Configure Feeder Manager 1.0: If you've never configured Feeder Manager, we strongly urge you to instead configure your database for Feeder Manager 2.0. Here you can find the original Feeder Manager 1.0 configuration steps.