Create System Favorites

Use the ArcFM System Favorites Manager to create favorites that are available to all users connected to the geodatabase. A favorite is a feature with a description and user-defined attribute values. System favorites can be created on the Features or Compatible Units tabs.

  1. From the Table of Contents in ArcCatalog, select a geodatabase.
  2. Click the Favorites icon on the ArcFM Solution toolbar or right-click and select ArcFM Favorites.
    The ArcFM System Favorites Manager appears.
  3. Right-click a category and select Create Favorite.
  4. Select a target feature class from the Select a Target dialog box.

  5. Click OK.
  6. In the Create Favorite window, enter a description.

    This description is listed in ArcMap on the Features tab or CUs tab. The favorite icons differ based on whether you're creating a feature favorite () or a CU Favorite ().

  7. Edit the attribute fields as necessary.
    NOTE: If you're creating a Feature Favorite (on the Features tab), you can now skip to step 9.
  8. If you want to add additional CUs and related objects to the CU Favorite, right-click the CU node in the Create Favorite window and select from the following options:

    Add Non-GIS CU:

    1. Select one or more non-GIS CUs from the list.
    2. Select a value from the Work Function field.
    3. Enter a value in the Quantity field to indicate the number of each non-GIS CU that you want to add.
    4. To more quickly locate a specific non-GIS CU, enter its name in the Search field, and then click the Find Next button as needed.

    Add Related (This field lists the objects that may be related to the selected CU):

    1. Select Add Related | {Object}.
    2. In the Select CUs window, choose the CU(s) that correspond to the related objects you want to add.
    3. Select a value from the Work Function and Subtype fields.
    4. Enter a value in the Quantity field to indicate the number of each related object that you want to add.
    5. To more quickly locate a specific CU, enter its name in the Search field, and then click the Find Next button as needed.

    Add Existing CU (This field lists the existing CUs that can be added to the selected CU):

    1. In the Select CUs window, choose the CU(s) that correspond to the objects you want to add.
    2. Select a value from the Work Function field.
    3. In the Quantity field, enter the number of each CU that you want to add.
    4. To more quickly locate a specific CU, enter its name in the Search field, and then click the Find Next button as needed.
    NOTE: Recently created CUs do not appear in the lists until you've clicked Apply on the System Favorites Manager.
  9. To add a favorite to the ArcFM System Favorites Manager display, click Create.
  10. If you want to add a copy of your favorite with the same attribute values and description, click Create again.
  11. Click Close to dismiss the Create Favorite dialog box.
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