Import, Export, Troubleshooting

This particular troubleshooting information is approved to remain here because it is applicable specifically to Engine admin, ArcFM viewer for ArcGIS engine, master.custom.layout, and any search for “Master.custom.layout file” in our Schneider portal in Engine config gives only this topic. AMS

The ArcFM Engine Administrator reads an embedded layout in the ArcFM Viewer for ArcGIS Engine executable. It also reads custom.layout files stored in the following directory: Program Files (x86)\Miner and Miner\ArcFM Solution\Bin\Addons\ArcFMViewer. When the user clicks Apply to save changes, these modifications are saved to a file called Master.custom.layout. This Master.custom.layout file may be exported and distributed to other machines.

TIP: ArcFM Engine Administrator can only write to a file named Master.custom.layout, however it can read any custom.layout files that reside in the following locations:
  • ArcFM Solution\Bin

  • ArcFM Solution\Bin\Addons

  • ArcFM Solution\Bin\Addons\ArcFMViewer

Other applications that use custom.layout files (e.g., Responder) also have access to read from ArcFM Solution\Bin and ArcFM Solution\Bin\Addons.


When importing, you can only import a file called Master.custom.layout. After clicking Import, you are prompted to confirm that you want to overwrite the existing Master.custom.layout file. Then browse to the file you want to import and click OK.


To export the modifications made (i.e., Loaded Components) using the ArcFM Engine Administrator, click the Export button on any tab. All changes to all component types (e.g., Commands, Extensions, Licenses) are included in the exported file. After you click Export, you are prompted to save any changes made to the Engine Administrator first (if no changes have been made, you won't be prompted). Next, you are prompted to browse to a location. The file is automatically named Master.custom.layout.


When upgrading to 10.1 or later, you might need to edit the Master.custom.layout file for ArcFM Viewer for ArcGIS Engine to open. To do this:

  1. Ensure that ArcFM Viewer for ArcGIS Engine is not running.

  2. Locate the Master.custom.layout file in the following directory: Program Files (x86)\Miner and Miner\ArcFM Solution\Bin\Addons\ArcFMViewer.

  3. Using a text editor, such as Notepad++ or WinPad, open the layout file and change any instances of Version= to Version=

  4. Save this file and restart ArcFM Viewer for ArcGIS Engine.

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