How-To - ArcFM Conduit Manager- relate a conductor & associate to duct with minimum steps

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    How do I relate a conductor to a conduit system, then specify the trench that the conductor should occupy?



    Using Conduit Manager involves relating conductors (or fiber cable, etc.) to a conduit system, then specifying which duct or trench the conductor should occupy. The most efficient workflow is with conductor and conduit already sketched in the map. Then if the duct already exists the ArcFM Attribute Editor can associate conductor with conduit that then automatically creates the conductor-to-conduit relationship.


    Nomenclature "ConduitSystem" is the linear feature class name used by the sample minerville data. ConduitSystem is aka just "conduit". Subtypes in the ConduitSystem include duct and trench. Within a conduit you create ducts or trenches which conductors or cables can occupy. These names can be confusing. Keep in mind for this example we are referring to a single conduit with ObjectID of 251. Within this conduit we create ducts or trenches.


    One pre-requisite is that both the conductor and the conduit/ConduitSystem features classes are layers in the map.


    1. Create duct in conduit


    The duct must be created before you can associate it with conduit. Ducts are created in the ArcFM Conduit Configuration Window.

        1. In Edit mode select the desired conduit/conduit system.
        2. Click in the Configuration field of the ConduitSystem to view the pencil.

        3. Click the pencil to open the ArcFM Conduit Configuration window. This example shows that conduit #251 has one existing duct that is available; i.e., nothing is currently occupying this duct.

        4. To create a duct, click the Create button (or Rows/Cols button after entering size) and move the cursor to the right-hand (yellow) pane. The cursor becomes a pencil inside a circle.
        5. Click to place the new duct. If initial placement is wrong, click and drag the duct to the desired position. There are now two ducts, neither of which is occupied.

        6. To save the new duct, you must click OK, which closes the ArcFM Conduit Configuration window, and click the Update button in ArcFM Attribute Editor. Once the duct is created, a conductor can be associated with it.


    NOTE: The conductor-to-conduit does not have to be related first.



    1. Associate conductor to duct


    One pre-requisite is that the conductor, conduit, and duct already exist.

        1. Select both the conductor and Conduit System in the ArcFM Attribute Editor by holding down Ctrl and left-clicking on each.

        2. Right-click either selected feature and choose Associate to a Conduit.

          This launches the ArcFM Conduit Association Editor.


          NOTE: The duct sizes in this example are actually the same. Disregard the relative size rendering here.


        3. Click duct 2 in the yellow pane or Position 2 in the right pane to associate the conductor to this duct. The following image shows the result of doing so:

        4. Click OK in the ArcFM Conduit Association Editor to save and close this window.


    The result is that the secondary underground conductor 376 is now associated with duct 2 and is related to conduit 251.