This page outlines what's new in the current release. If you are upgrading from more than one release prior, it is important to review all What's New pages for each release between your original release and the release to which you are upgrading. You do not need to install each release between, only follow the upgrade steps and review the What's New pages. The current release installer will provide all functionality enhancements since your original version.
This page outlines the upgrade steps for various ArcFM Solution applications. These are basic required upgrades and do not include configuration for new tools. If you are skipping release versions (e.g., upgrading from 9.3.1 to 10.0.1), note the following:
- DO NOT install each release in between. Only install the version to which you're upgrading.
- DO review the upgrade steps for each release in between the original version and the one to which you're upgrading. Perform any additional upgrade steps outlined on these pages (e.g., recommended Esri patches, Responder upgrade steps, Process Framework database upgrades, etc.).
- DO run the Create/Update ArcFM Solution System Tables tool only once. There's no need to run it multiple times.
- DO run the Upgrade ArcFM Solution Database tool only once. There's no need to run it multiple times.
- DO review the What's New page for each release in between. These pages will outline the new functionality available to you.
- DO review the Migration pages for each release in between. These pages will let you know if you need to compile custom code.
This section provides a list of API changes for 10.0.3. Be sure to review the API changes and perform any migration steps for releases between your original version and the one to which you are upgrading.
- Ensure that your hardware and software meet the ArcGIS system requirements. These requirements are available at http://support.esri.com/.
- Ensure that your hardware and software meet the ArcFM system requirements defined at the ArcFM Solution Supported Versions web page.
- Download the 10.0.3 installers here.
What's New in ArcFM Desktop?
- Use new tools to manage, modify, and track the status of your cathodic protection systems. The automatic configuration discovers and defines existing CP systems, and identifies unprotected network features. The new desktop tool lets you create, view and edit CP system data via a simple interface. Use it to spot your network's weak points and gauge the health of valuable infrastructure.
- This release brings extensive changes to the CU library structure. With the 10.0.3 release, Designer stores the CU library within a set of tables in the geodatabase. This new structure means users can view and edit the CU library using raw SQL or any major database management tool. To take advantage of the new CU structure as well as CU referencing, the CU Filter and CU Administration tool, you must upgrade your CU library to use this new structure.
- The new CU library structure also supports CU referencing. With 10.0.3, if you update a CU in the library, that change will be reflected in any favorites that reference the CU. This functionality is integrated into Designer and requires no configuration.
- The Compatible Unit Filter in ArcMap provides a means to easily navigate compatible units (CUs) using various filters. Use the Compatible Unit Administration tool in ArcCatalog to create and modify filters.
- Compatible Units may no longer be created and edited using the System Favorites Manager. These must be created and edited using the Compatible Unit Administration tool.
- The Compatible Unit Filter topic outlines how to create a custom filter for use with the CU Filter in Designer and the CU Administration tool in ArcCatalog.
- This release includes three new developer samples that illustrate how to create various types of CU filter.
- With the release of 10.0.3, the Compatible Unit (CU) library was freed from its blob structure and moved to a flat table format. This changes the way CUs are created both in the user interface and programmatically. The Create, Edit and Delete CUs topic discusses how to programmatically manage CUs in the CU library.
- Trace, Place, Connect: Trace one or more paths through your network, then choose the favorites you want to place in those paths. Fiber Manager automatically creates the connections. This tool is very useful for Air Blown Fiber and WDM scenarios.
- Fiber Trace Schematics: Create a schematic diagram based on any fiber trace. The configuration requires just a single click.
- Circuit Schematics: Generate a schematic diagram with multiple circuits.
- Open and edit multiple features at once in the Location Editor. Simply pre-select multiple features in the map and use the Location Editor to edit them all. Also, you can now simultaneously place multiple favorites on a single location.
- The Fiber Optic Cable Splitter autoupdater now retains circuit information. This prevents the creation of "dirty circuits" when a cable must be split.
- Network Adapter for CIM supports exports of network feeders from an ArcFM geodatabase to a CIM XML, which can be imported by Telvent DMS v3.2.
- The CIM export includes a Class/Field Mapping framework to support transformation of any GIS data model to any CIM profile.
- Network Adapter now automatically converts curved conductor features to lines with a series of vertices, because MultiSpeak and CIM do not support curved lines.
- Network Adapter now supports command line execution of feeder exports.
- This release also includes a new Network Adapter mapping developer sample. This sample contains custom rules for modifying the results of an export by editing the mapping file.
What's New in Responder?
- Multiple Switch Orders allows you to edit or execute multiple switch orders at the same time with the use of a tab infrastructure. The tabs include the switch order status and can be configured, if needed.
- Delete Archive Records Tool allows you to delete incidents, calls and/or loadpoints from Archive Explorer, with the appropriate permissions.
- Mass Edit Archive Loadpoints and Calls allows you to mass edit loadpoints and calls to quickly change some common fields like Time of Outage or Time Restored, with the appropriate permissions. This can also be used to re-assign responsible device or move calls to a different incident.
- New enhanced clock controls now replace clock controls throughout Responder for easier use.
- Telemetry Performance Monitoring monitors system performance from a user perspective along with a more granular method of monitoring. This can also provide which actions are performed the most by users. This information writes to a separate database and can be sent to Telvent for analysis. Telemetry is an optional installation.
- New Submit Rules Processing and Submit Rules Guidelines topics have been created to suggest the best practices for writing Submit Rules.
What's New in ArcFM Server?
- The Electric Trace REST endpoint now provides a currentStatusProgID parameter. Use this parameter to pass in a custom current status object.