Test the Splitter Favorite

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.
  1. If necessary, prepare your workspace to sketch the new Splitter favorite.
    1. In ArcMap, apply a Stored Display that includes your fiber features.
    2. Create a Session/Version or Start Editing if in a dev or test environment.
    3. In the Table of Contents, click the Features pane.
    4. Navigate to the folder that contains the Splitter favorite.
  2. Open the ArcFM Attribute Editor and position it in the interface as you wish.
  3. In the Table of Contents > Features pane, click the Splitter favorite once. This sends the favorite to the Targets tab on the ArcFM Attribute Editor.

  4. A Splitter doesn’t do a lot without some Fibers, so also add a Fiber Optic Cable (a low-count works fine for testing) to the Targets tab.
  5. Sketch out a small fiber system that involves the Splice/Splitter, for example:

  6. On the Fiber Manager toolbar, click the Connection Manager tool, then click the Splice/Splitter.
  7. Using Connection Manager, connect a fiber from the Incoming Cable to the Common Port.

  8. Change the view in Connection Manager to see all the Split Ports on one side.
  9. One Outgoing Cable at a time, make connections between the Split Ports and the Outgoing Cables.

  10. Click OK.
  11. To further test, you can run a Splice Report:
    1. On the Fiber Manager toolbar, click the Splice Report tool, then click the new Splice/Splitter.
    2. Scan the report to see the incoming and outgoing connections.

    3. Close the report.
  12. To further test, perform a Fiber Trace involving the Splice/Splitter:
    1. On the Fiber Manager toolbar, click the Fiber Trace tool.
    2. Start the trace on the Incoming Cable, specifically the fiber color you connected to the Common Port.

    3. Notice all connected cables are selected on the map, and scan the report to see the trace connections.
    4. Close the report.
  13. After testing the new Splice/Splitter, you can Stop Editing without saving the edits.
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