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I’m excited to announce the release of ArcFM Web 4.6.2!

 

This is an exciting new release of our HTML5/JS based ArcFM Web and its jam packed full of new functionality.

 

Highlights of 4.6.2:

 

  • Electric, Gas and Water tracing activities for Workflows
  • A new Time Slider control to manipulate the time extent of the map
  • Ability to change the rendering of layers on the fly with new Dynamic Symbolization controls
  • Ability to toggle and reconfigure the labels of layers on the fly
  • Users can add layers to the map from a predefined list of catalog layers set by the administrator

 

One of the enhancements I’m really excited about in this release are the new Electric, Gas and Water tracing activities that can be used in Workflows. In your organization today, what does it take to accomplish tasks like the examples below?

 

  1. Selecting all of the poles on a feeder for routine maintenance
  2. Generating a report of affected customers for a planned outage
  3. Buffering an address location for assets that are older than 20 years
  4. Identifying valves that you need to operate to isolate an area of the network
  5. Creating a chart that shows the phase-load breakdown for a feeder

 

In the past, solutions to these problems are harder than they should be and they generally require custom code. But with ArcFM Web 4.6.2 you can utilize the new tracing activities in combination with over 200 other pre-built functions to solve these problems through configuration rather than customization. Common tasks can now be simplified and much of the business-process automated with ArcFM Web Workflows. And best of all – you don’t need to write code to build Workflows! I’m really looking forward to seeing the types of Workflows our customers create and the innovation that can be unlocked using these new activities.

 

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Visit the GIS Downloads space to grab the new release and visit the ArcFM Web 4.6.2 Installation and Configuration Guide for more information.

If you’re interested in a demo of ArcFM Web or initiating a free 60-day trial of the product – please reach out to your Schneider Electric Account Manager.

 

Comprehensive List of What’s New in 4.6.2:

 

HTML5 Viewer:

  • Tested to be compatible with ArcGIS 10.4.1:

o ArcGIS for Server

o Portal for ArcGIS

  • API Updates

o The API uses version 3.17 of the ArcGIS API for JavaScript.

o The API is built using TypeScript 1.8.

  • Users can use a new Time Slider control to manipulate the time extent of the map.
  • Users can change the rendering of layers on the fly with new Dynamic Symbolization controls.
  • Users can toggle and reconfigure the labels of layers on the fly.
  • Users can add layers to the map from a predefined list of catalog layers set by the administrator.
  • Users can search for services and layers by URL or keyword and add them to the map.
  • When performing a buffered identify operation the end user now has the option of persisting the buffer polygons to the drawings layer.
  • Management Improvements. Administrators are now able to:

o Edit all menus o Configure the “Hide on Disabled” behavior of menu items

o Configure color of the I Want To menu and other components

o Publish viewer URLs to ArcGIS Online and Portal for ArcGIS.

 

ArcFM Web Core:

  • Tested to be compatible with ArcGIS 10.4.1:
    • ArcGIS for Server
    • Portal for ArcGIS
  • Administrators can now configure Time Sliders. The viewer uses these configurations to present a Time Slider control that allows the end user to change the time extent of the map.
  • Administrators can now create Layer Catalogs sites that allow end users to add layers on the fly.
  • Administrators can now manage Trusted URLs and Cross Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) configuration settings.
  • Administrators can now use “Previous” and “Next” buttons in to navigate through collections of configurable items. For example, Data Connections, Map Services, Print Templates and Search Tables.
  • Workflow Improvements
    • Electric, Gas and Water tracing activities for Workflows
    • Display Result Picker activity supports a new FeatureSet output argument.
    • Select Features activity supports a new Show Notification input argument that will display a message to the end user about how the current set of features was combined with the existing features when you are updating an existing collection.

I'm happy to announce the release of ArcFM Web 4.5. This is the exciting, second release of our HTML5/JS based ArcFM Web product and it's jam packed with functionality that adds value for your organization.

 

Highlights:

  1. Electric, Gas and Water tracing functionality - including Trace Options and Temporary Marks
  2. Saving and Sharing of Project Files
  3. Searching Non-Spatial Data

 

With ArcFM Web you can now run traces to do things like identify protective devices, locate valves to isolate an area and find affected customers. These traces can be used in conjunction with other core ArcFM Web functionality (i.e. reports, charts, workflows) to generate the information that's needed for your organization.


Wondering how to share graphics, text or selection sets in ArcFM Web with other people in your organization? Well now you can quickly and easily share information via a Project File so that the application state can be shared with other users.


We're extremely excited about this new release -- if you'd like more, please watch the What's New in ArcFM Web and ArcFM Mobile webcast from last month to see a demo.


You can also visit ArcFM Web 4.5 ReadMe and the GIS Downloads space to learn more. Finally, please reach out to your Schneider Electric Account Manager with any questions.

 

 

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We're happy to announce the first release of ArcFM Web -- the next generation of the ArcFM Solution web technology. This beautiful new web viewer was built with HTML5 and Javascript and in conjunction with Latitude Geographics to offer an exceptional product on the ArcGIS Platform that is aimed at the Utility and Communications industries. Expand the use of GIS across your organization by enabling quick and easy access to your geospatial data on all major platforms and browsers.

 

Key Functionality Highlights:

>Administration

>Workflows

>Guided Interactions

>Security

>Reporting and Charts

>Printing

>Instant Search

>Data Linking

>Mobile App Framework

>Developer SDK

 

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If you're interested in finding out more, please reach out to your Schneider Electric account representative or visit ArcFM Web: Overview and theGIS Downloads space. We also have an upcoming webinar planned for December 8th (Telvent DTN, Inc. WebEx Enterprise Site). Hope to see you there!

The official installers have been released!

 

Object Reader 10.2.1a for ArcGIS 10.3 (32-bit and 64-bit)

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Here in Schneiderland I am proposing to our leadership for Q2 2015 the next release of ArcFM Server (10.3) and the first release of ArcFM Web (for JavaScript).  Improvements would include:
  1. Certification with ArcGIS Server 10.3, plus network model caching in ArcFM Server to enable "screaming fast" traces.
  2. ArcGIS Web AppBuilder-ready JavaScript widgets for electric, gas, and water tracing that improve the user experience and optionally leverage the new "screaming fast" traces in ArcFM Server. You can:
    1. Use the trace widgets in default viewer apps that we provide, or
    2. Mash up the trace widgets with Esri, 3rd party, or custom widgets and themes to build an app specific to your organization.
If you are a member of the ArcFM Services & Web PAG, you can catch a short demo of the widget strategy here: ArcFM Web Iteration 2.4 Demo
You can learn about the ArcGIS Web AppBuilder here: http://doc.arcgis.com/en/web-appbuilder/
Please go to the following  one-question poll to indicate your level of excitement for this proposed release, and give feedback: ArcFM Server release excitement level

Some of you have been asking when we will release an Object Reader for ArcGIS 10.3.  We have the 64-bit version ready to ship, but decided to wait until the 32-bit version is ready and ship them together.  So it will be a couple more weeks before official release of 10.3 Object Reader.

ArcFM for JavaScript is the working name the next generation of ArcFM web apps.  For this initiative, we are exploring ways to combine the latest ArcGIS web technology with value added tools for utilities and communications providers.

 

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There will not be a formal presentation around ArcFM for JavaScript at EGUG 2014.  However, I will be there with demo in hand.  If you will be at EGUG and would like to see a demo and share your web app requirements, I would love to meet with you.  Just respond to this post, send a message to me directly, or find me at EGUG.

 

Hope to see you in Memphis!


I am happy to share with you the arrival of ArcFM for Silverlight 3.2!

 

Please see Announcing ArcFM for Silverlight 3.2 for details.

We are targeting the first week of September to release ArcFM for Silverlight 3.2.  Here's a preview:


Compatibility

  • Compatible with ArcFM Server 10.2.1 and 10.2.1a
  • Compatible with ArcGIS Server 10.2.1 and 10.2.2

 

Contents

  • Upgrade to Esri Silverlight 3.2 and Microsoft Silverlight 5
  • High-resolution server-side printing (see below)
  • Local priority for world address locator
  • Option to ignore ArcFM properties (field alias, field order, etc.)
  • Option to not persist user's selection of visible layers
  • Zoom to full extent fixes
  • Other bug fixes

 

High-Res Printing Features

  • The print button appears along the top of the map next to other common map tools
  • User can choose a specific scale and adjust the extent for the plot in the print preview
  • The plot will have the exact map frame you see in the print preview
  • The plot is processed server-side using the page templates in your geodatabase and ArcGIS print services
  • Admin can configure text fields to be filled in by the user and included in the plot
  • Asynchronous processing so you can continue working after starting the print process
  • High resolution output

 

NOTE

The client-side printing functionality in ArcFM for Silverlight 2.4 will no longer be available in ArcFM for Silverlight 3.2.  We will provide documentation to support migration to high-res server-side printing.

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Want to contribute your 2 cents to the future of our server and web technology?


I'm in the process of starting a Product Advisory Group for ArcFM Server and web apps.  Our first meeting will be this Thursday, July 10, at 1:30 PM MDT.


We will show you the improvements coming out in our Q3 releases of ArcFM Server and Silverlight, including:

  • High resolution printing
  • Address locators
  • Full extent with base maps

 

Also we will begin to discuss the future of ArcFM services and web technology in the html5/JavaScript world.

 

Join the ArcFM Services & Web PAG to follow the group and get access to meeting and demo videos.

We are busy at work creating a new print tool for ArcFM for Silverlight

 

There are some cool improvements in the new tool, many based on your requests:

 

  • The print button appears along the top of the map next to other common map tools
  • You can choose a specific scale and adjust the extent for the plot in the print preview
  • The plot will have the exact map frame you see in the print preview
  • The plot is processed server-side using the page templates in your geodatabase and ArcGIS print services (custom print templates are no longer needed as with the old tool)
  • Asynchronous processing so you can continue working after starting the print process
  • High resolution output

 

We will be reviving the ArcFM for Silverlight product advisory group soon and giving a demo to interested folks.  Meanwhile we have a question for you:

 

With the shiny new Print tool coming out, do we need to keep the old Templates-Print tool in the app? 

 

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We would prefer to just make the old tool disappear when the new tool appears in the next release.

 

Thanks in advance for your feedback!

Development begins soon in ArcFM for Silverlight and ArcFM Server for improved printing support!

 

Now is your chance to offer requirements for printing.


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Note we are are targeting only "essential" support for printing in ArcFM for Silverlight, as the lifetime of Silverlight is limited.  Some essential requirements we have heard so far:

 

  • "One button" printing, that is, minimal clicks required to produce a plot
  • "Wysiwyg" print preview, where the scale and extent of the plot are clear before printing
  • Higher resolution in plots than currently supported

 

Do you agree these are priority requirements?  Do you have others?

A few things to keep in mind about recent and upcoming ArcFM Server/Silverlight releases:


ArcFM Server 10.1

  • ArcFM Server 10.1 is not compatible with Esri's ArcGIS 10.1 SP1


ArcFM Server 10.1.1


ArcFM Server 10.2

  • ArcFM 10.2 was released on September 4th!
  • We're seeing roughly a 50 - 100% performance improvement in most ArcFM Server operations upgrading from 10.1 to 10.2 and applying Patch #273 or newer
  • ArcFM Server 10.2 will support viewing of Feeder Manager 2.0 info with Esri's hot fixes for NIM093448:  QFE-102-S-266424 (ArcGIS 10.2 for Server) and QFE-102-DT-266424 (ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop)
  • We intend to add support for editing data that causes changes in a Feeder Manager 2.0 network to ArcFM Server 10.2 in the future.


ArcFM for Silverlight

  • ArcFM for Silverlight 2.4 was released in April 2013 and works with ArcFM Server 10.0.3 SP1, 10.1, 10.1.1, or 10.2.  If you are using the Address Search functionality, we recommend changing to the newer geocoding services before December 31, 2013.
  • ArcFM for Silverlight 3.2 is currently planned for late Q3 or Q4 of 2014.  Our focus will be on ensuring compatibility with Version 3.2 of Esri's ArcGIS API for Silverlight and high-resolution printing.  ArcFM for Silverlight 3.2 will require the latest version of ArcFM Server available at the time of its release for full functionality.