The best way to view and verify your new favorite is to sketch
one on the map. It is recommended to do this in a test or dev environment,
or perform the edits in a version/session that can be discarded. You
do not have to save the edits to test the favorite.
- If necessary, prepare your workspace to sketch the new
Patch Location favorite.
- In ArcMap, apply a Stored Display that includes your
- Create a Session/Version or Start Editing if in a dev
or test environment.
- In the Table of Contents, click the Features pane.
- Navigate to the folder that contains the Patch Location
- Open the ArcFM Attribute Editor and position it in the
interface as you wish.
- In the Table of Contents > Features pane, click the Patch
Location favorite once. This sends the favorite to the Targets tab
on the ArcFM Attribute Editor.
- Much like you would with any feature, populate the fields
(for example, Name, Description, Owner, etc.) with hypothetical attributes
- In the Targets tab, expand the favorite to view its relationships.
TIP: Here, you have the opportunity to add more
attributes to the various components such as manufacturer, model number,
serial number, etc.
- After adding some hypothetical attributes, click once on
the favorite in the Targets tab to highlight it in blue.
- Sketch a Patch Location on the map.
- In the list of fiber favorites, choose a Fiber Optic Cable
(any count will suffice).
- Sketch a cable on the map making sure to snap into the
new Patch Location.
- On the Fiber Manager toolbar, click the Connection Manager tool.
- Click on the new Patch Location.
- In Connection Manager, use the drop down to view the Panels
associated with the Patch Location.
- Using Connection Manager, create a few connections of various
fibers to various ports, then click OK.
TIP: This is in preparation to run a Patch Panel
Connection Report, which is more interesting when fibers are actually
connected to ports. For testing purposes, the easiest way to do this
is to have the fiber cable on one side and the back ports on the other
side of Connection Manager, then simply click the Auto Connect button.
- On the Fiber Manager toolbar, click the Patch Panel Connection Report
- In the map, click on the Patch Location.
- In the Select Report Item dialog, ensure the entire Patch
Location is highlighted in blue, then click Select.
- After the report opens in a browser, click Allow blocked
- Hover your mouse over various back ports to view the fiber
connections. Also, scroll up and down to view the construction/layout
of your favorite.
- When satisfied, close the report.
- In the map, close your Session/Version or Stop Editing.
You do not need to save your changes.