Using Connection Manager

Use Connection Manager to view, create, or edit fiber connections such as splices between fibers and connections to fibers and equipment. This tool is available when you have a Fiber Manager license, an enabled the Fiber Manager extension, and fiber data displayed in the data frame.

If you want to view fiber connections but not create or edit them, you can use the Connection Manager without starting an editing session. Some of its components will be absent.

Depending on your configuration, connecting or disconnecting fiber objects can automatically connect and disconnect all of their children and further descendant objects. For example, connecting two ABF tubes with the Connection Manager can also connect the fiber strands within those tubes, as well as the channels within those fiber strands. Connections automatically created below parents display in the Connection Manager the next time you open it.

IMPORTANT: About Data If you want to disconnect a sheath from the network, you must use the Connection Manager to disconnect it from both ends. Errors and corrupt data can occur if you attempt to disconnect it using another method (e.g., Esri's Disconnected Editing). Ensure that both ends are disconnected from the network to prevent corrupt data.

Use Connection Manager for each of the following:

  • Create connections

  • Edit connections

  • Disconnect

The following examples depict a splice point in which three fiber optic cables are connected:

The Connection Manager does not respect Directional tracing options in the Fiber User Settings.

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