Schneider Electric e-news                     |                     June 2, 2015                  |      exchange community


Announcing the ArcFM Solution 10.2.1b Release

Schneider Electric is excited to introduce the 10.2.1b release of the ArcFM Solution. We've added powerful functionality and intelligent enhancements to many ArcFM Solution applications. ArcFM Solution 10.2.1b has been certified against ArcGIS 10.2.1. The ArcFM 10.2.1b release introduces the following:



ArcFM received a variety of enhancements:

  • Feeder Manager (FM) 2.0 better supports customizations that rely on feeder information changing.
  • Feeder Manager 2.0 supports ArcFM Field Order so users have easy access to the most critical information needed to do their job.
  • The Feeder Sync Tool is faster at updating feeder information in the geodatabase.
  • There is now an Exit button on the ArcFM Login screen so you can easily back out of unintended ArcMap opens.
  • The ArcFM Attribute Editor, ArcFM Locator, and ArcFM Identify tools have more robust support for enterprise data models, both inside and outside of the geodatabase.



The enhancements to Designer focus primarily on usability:

  • When a user runs the Auto Assign Work Location tool (commonly known as the Car Tool), the tool assigns CUs to work locations according to their work function.
  • Take advantage of stability improvements in Designer and Designer Express for a better user experience with graphics, editing, commissioning, and more.



We added a number of enhancements to Responder 10.2.1b:

  • Full jumper functionality is fully integrated with planned switching and restoration orders! Planning, adding, and removing jumpers is done visually through the Switching Orders Editor and its tight integration with ArcMap.
  • Responder consumes Weather Web Services to add weather tracking to your Responder maps. Click the wws.png icon on your Responder toolbar in ArcMap to begin your free trial.
  • When you place jumpers, Responder makes sure you are not mistakenly energizing a ground.
  • The Edit Incident tool in ArcMap will no longer require disabling the region filter to access the Edit Incident box for incidents outside of a Dispatcher's assigned regions.
  • Responder Web will visually indicate expired restoration estimates on the Customer Service tab.
  • Responder Explorer has a Reprocess Devices option available through an incident's right-click menu that will re-calculate loadpoints. The process will create needed loadpoints and delete ones that no longer exist to resolve database errors or changes.
  • The Calls tab shows what phases are affecting customers.
  • The Execute All button on the Switching Orders Editor is configurable, allowing you to remove it on individual client machines.
  • You can run a switching order report through the Switching Orders Editor main menu.
  • We enhanced the Notify Network Change tool to also call Esri Version Change.
  • You have the option to remove the arrival time for a hazard, which also removes the need to enter a departure time.
  • The Restoration Steps command is available on incidents without devices, such as those with only non-electric features or hazards.
  • We added a new Developer Sample to exchange that illustrates how to add custom queries to define reports.
  • We've made enhancements to the PubSub infrastructure which will allow for faster updates and increased application responsiveness.


ArcFM Mobile

  • Field crews can work regardless of network connectivity, increasing productivity across the service territory and reducing reliance on expensive data plans.
  • The new ArcFM Mobile Viewer option gives crews essential map navigation and search tools at a lower subscription rate.
  • Redlining enables crews to create sketches associated with their work to share GIS corrections and other situational information.
  • Coordinators can quickly configure "follow-up work" for better collaboration between field resources and between field and office.


ArcFM Server

  • Related records are now controllable via ArcFM configuration, like any other feature.


Fiber Manager

  • We've added numerous bug fixes.


Wavepoint 1.0.3

  • The Map toolbar has been updated to provide functionality for features new to 1.0.3.
  • The new Measurement Tool provides two ways - Distance and Location - of measuring between points on the map.
  • The Legend tool provides a legend, in Wavepoint's left pane, that displays all of the features currently viewable in the map.
  • The Identify pop-up has been revamped to provide attribute information in a Selection tab in the left pane, rather than in the map on top of other features.
  • Wavepoint leverages Esri's Javascript API version 3.11.


ArcFM Solution 10.2.1b is certified on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Oracle 12c. Refer to the Supported Versions list in the GIS Support space in exchange for details. A full list of new functionality is available on the What's New in 10.2.1b? page in the exchange community. This release also resolves issues discovered by customers in previous versions. For complete descriptions of resolved problems, view the ReadMe file that corresponds with each product.

The 10.2.1b version is an upgrade that can be installed on top of 10.2.1 or 10.2.1a without uninstalling. The installation files for version 10.2.1b behave as complete installations. Refer to the ReadMe file for more information. ArcFM Solution 10.2.1b is certified for ArcGIS Server 10.3 and 10.3.1.

All installers are available on Exchange in the GIS Downloads group. If you haven't joined the exchange community, simply click Register to get started. You will need to request to join to the GIS Downloads group to access the 10.2.1b installers.