What's New in 10.0.1?

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    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.



    ArcFM Solution 10.0.1 has some requirements before installation. Click the Upgrade link to review these requirements before installing the latest 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.


    Migrate Custom Code

    This section provides a list of API changes for 10.0.1. 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.

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    What's New in ArcFM Desktop?

      • All ArcFM Solution tools have been updated to support ArcGIS 10.
      • ArcFM Mobile applications no longer support workspace packets. Any implementations still using workspace packets to move data to and from the field must begin to use XML packets with the 10.0.1 release.
      • Many developer samples have been converted to C#, and all VB6 samples have been removed.
      • A new developer sample illustrates how to create a pipeline rule for use with Network Adapter.
      • Updated the descriptions for the following objects. These may be used to retrieve the current ArcGIS version as well as the current runtime mode. You may also need these objects when creating a custom stand-alone application.

    Designer Express

      • Improvements to the Designer Express upgrade wizard make upgrading easier.
      • The Facility Sketcher tool supports the ability to remove and abandon individual features. Previous versions only supported removing or abandoning networked features.
      • The Show Designs List tool allows the user to determine whether Express designs are hidden or visible.
      • The Cost Item Library Manager offers the ability to create and manage cost items in ArcCatalog or ArcMap. This tool also allows you to edit existing cost items or retire cost items no longer used.
      • The Duplicate Feature validation rule ensures that duplicate features are not commissioned. Enable this rule in the ArcFM Solution Properties Manager for any features that may be commissioned in Designer Express.
      • Designer Express now includes the ability to copy design feature classes (DFCs) and their associated cost items from one Express design and into the currently open Express design.
      • When creating a linear cost item, Designer Express provides the ability to include a buffer on the length.
      • The Cost Estimate report supports metadata for work requests and designs. Designer Express offers a default stylesheet for the Cost Estimate report that may be modified to include this metadata.
      • A new developer sample illustrates how to mark facilities using DFCs. The Remove Sketch Tool sample may be downloaded from the Developer Samples 10.0.1 page.
      • This release also offers a second Designer Express developer sample. The Integrate Cost Item Data developer sample illustrates how to programmatically open a design, retrieve cost item data from that design and display it in HTML format. This developer sample may be downloaded from the Developer Samples 10.0.1 page.


    What's New in ArcFM Engine?

      • ArcFM Mobile applications no longer support workspace packets. Any implementations still using workspace packets to move data to and from the field must begin to use XML packets with the 10.0.1 release.
      • The  Rotate developer sample demonstrates how to create a tool that rotates point features in any ArcFM Engine application, including ArcFM Viewer for ArcGIS Engine, Inspector and Staker.

    Designer Staker

      • Installed, modified and removed features are highlighted on the map using call-outs. Designer Staker now orders these call-outs by work type (e.g., install, existing, remove).


    What's New in ArcFM Server?

    • Changes to results processing have significantly improved performance for ArcFM Server web applications.
    • The ArcFM Server Interactive Examples site allows you to try out specific Silverlight functionality (e.g., traces) using a sample map, and then download the C# and XAML code necessary to add that tool to your custom ArcFM Server web application.
    • The ArcFM Server team has also provided a sample Silverlight web application that is available online. Without installing anything, you can use ArcFM Server Viewer to navigate Minerville sample data and try out ArcFM Server tools such as Identify, redlining by placing graphics, and the Attribute Viewer.
    • The 10.0.1 release includes a new Silverlight sample web application (ArcFM Silverlight Viewer). You can install and try out the sample application as well as access sample code for the tools included in the web application. This sample web application - built on Silverlight 4 - offers functionality such as:
      • Inspect and export feature attributes to Excel
      • Create and publish markups on the map
      • Plot pages using templates
      • Export to PDF
      • Measure area, distance and radius
      • Identify coordinates for a particular point on the map
      • Navigate the map using search and identify tools
    • The 10.0.1 installers offer an ArcFM Silverlight SDK that gives you the tools necessary to build a custom ArcFM Server web application that suits your specific business needs. This installation also includes an ArcFM Server template for Visual Studio 2010 to make developing your custom site easier.
    • A white paper on the ArcFM Solution Resource Center discusses installing ArcFM Server 10.0.1 on a single machine or in a distributed environment.
    • ArcFM Server now leverages Esri's new extensible REST endpoints to offer better performance and REST caching. This change simplifies the installation and configuration of ArcFM Server.
    • Effective with this release, ArcFM Server no longer supports applications built using ADF.


    What's New in ArcFM Mobile?

    • No changes in 10.0.1.


    What's New in Responder?

    • The Communication Framework white paper describes the various types of communication frameworks used by Responder (MSMQ .NET Remoting Channel, MSMQ Multicast, IP Multicast) and the function of each one.
    • Additional changes and new functionality for Responder will appear in the 10.0.1 SP1 release.