ArcFM Web 4.5 Using Guide

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    ArcFM Web 4.5 Using Guide

     

    ArcFM Web maximizes your investment in ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online web mapping technologies. The rich value of ArcFM Web is derived from Schneider Electric's partnership with Latitude Geographics. ArcFM Web leverages their Geocortex Essentials product to provide a comprehensive web viewer on the ArcGIS platform. Because ArcFM Web is built on HTML5 and JavaScript, it works on all major devices and browsers. For many Schneider Electric customers, ArcFM Web can be a direct replacement for the Silverlight web viewer.

     

    ArcFM Web contains all of the features and functions of Geocortex Essentials as well as utility specific-functionality. The mission of ArcFM Web is to provide easy-to-access information and help utility companies solve problems that are specific to the their industry.

     

    Geocortex Essentials Documentation

     

    Latitude Geographics provides an intuitive user interface with prompts to guide your user experience. In addition, they provide videos that address key features and functions. To access Geocortex Essentials videos, follow these steps.

    1. Navigate to the Geocortex Support Center.
    2. If you do not already have an account, request an account to allow you access.
    3. Select the Geocortex Essentials link in the upper right corner.
    4. Select the Videos tab to view a list of resources available.

     

    ArcFM Web Utility Specific Help

     

    The following utility-specific functionality is contained in this guide.

     

     

    Network Tracing

     

    ArcFM Web's tracing tools are accessed through a toolbar that must be configured by an administrator. Information on toolbar configuration is available in the Geocortex Essentials Help. Your toolbar may differ from the examples in the help. The following toolbar is an example of the way a tracing toolbar could be configured; however, it is unlikely that a utility company would have all three utilities - Electric, Gas, and Water - configured in the same named instance.

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    NOTE: Ensure that the relevant features are in your map service before performing a trace. For example, if your map service does not contain Dynamic Protective Devices, a Protective Device trace will return incorrect results.

     

    Perform a Trace

     

    This example assumes you are tracing in an electric environment.

     

    To perform a trace, follow these steps:.

    1. Make sure the correct layers are displayed. For example, electric traces require electric layers. To select layers, click the greater than symbol next to "I want to..." in the upper right corner.
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    2. Select the Electric Tracing tab on the toolbar to display the Electric Trace Options and the Electric Traces that are available to run.

      TIP: The two Electric Trace Option icons are toggle buttons. When you click one of the icons, a window opens from the left side, and a tab is created at the bottom of the window. The tab remains until you toggle off the icon. It is possible for the contents of the window to appear out of sync with the tracing toolbar. If this occurs, simply choose the correct tab at the bottom of the window.

    3. In the Electric Trace Options section, click the Show Buffer Options icon to configure the trace results.
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      • Show Buffer - Check this box to toggle the buffer on and off.
      • Buffer Size - Enter the value for the width of the buffer.
      • Buffer Opacity - Move the slider to increase or decrease the opacity of the buffer.
      • Buffer Color - Select the desired color for the buffer.
    4. In the Electric Trace Options section, click the Show Electric Trace Options icon to customize the trace criteria. See Electric Traces, Gas Traces, or Water Traces for specific information on each utility's trace options.
    5. Click one of the trace icons on the toolbar to initiate a trace.
    6. Click the point on the map where you want to start the trace. This places a flag at the start point and executes the trace. Results are highlighted on the map.
    7. Use the Clear Trace icon to remove the flag and trace results from the map. If you start another trace, the previous flag and trace results will be removed automatically.

     

    The image below illustrates an Upstream trace on electric layers. The yellow triangle marks the start point of the trace, and the green buffer line shows the trace results. In this image, the red balloons shows the location of three Overhead Primary Conductors that are in the trace results data because the Overhead Primary Conductor column is selected in the data table below the map.

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    Electric Traces

     

    The following tools are available on this sample Electric Tracing toolbar. Your toolbar maybe different, depending on the configuration chosen by your administrator.

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    IconTraceDescription
    show_buffer_options.pngShow Buffer OptionsSee Perform a Trace for more information.
    show_electric_trace_options.pngShow Electric Trace Options

    The following options are available to configure:

    • Phases to Trace - Choose one or more phases to be traced. The trace returns all features that contain the selected phases. For example, if you select A and B, the trace  returns AB and ABC phases but not single-phase A or B features. All three phases cannot be disabled. If you attempt to disable the only enabled phase, all three will be enabled.
    • Protective Devices - Select the checkbox for each device to be included in a protective device trace. This option affects only protective device traces.
    Upstream.pngUpstream TraceFinds all lines and devices in a feeder system that are upstream of the trace flag. Features are found by phase. This trace requires Feeder Manager to be configured in the geodatabase.

     

    NOTE: The upstream trace is phase sensitive. An edge will be included in the trace results if it is a necessary component of any path that brings the specified phases from a source to the flagged feature. The edge itself carries all of the specified phases.

    Downstream.pngDownstream TraceFinds all lines and devices in a feeder system that are downstream of the trace flag. Features are found by phase.
    next_upstream_protective_device.pngNext Upstream Protective Device TraceFinds the first protective device upstream of the flag. Devices are found by phase. The trace stops at the first protective device it encounters. Use the Trace Options dialog to include specific features. This trace returns a transformer only if the voltage varies from one side of the transformer to the other.

     

    NOTE: This trace is phase sensitive, but it does not respect the Phases To Trace options in the Trace Options window. It traces all phases present on the flagged feature.

    upstream_protective_device.pngUpstream Protective Device TraceFinds all protective devices upstream of the flag. Devices are found by phase. The trace stops at the circuit source. Use the Trace Options dialog to include specific features.
    downstream_protective_device.pngDownstream Protective Device TraceFinds all protective devices upstream of the flag. Devices are found by phase. The trace stops at an open switch. Use the Trace Options dialog to include specific features.
    protective_device_isolation.pngProtective Device Isolation TraceIdentifies features that interrupt the flow of electricity.

     

    NOTE: This trace is phase sensitive, but it does not respect the Phases To Trace options in the Trace Options window. It traces all phases present on the flagged feature.

    When running this trace, it is possible to return an empty results set. This occurs when the area cannot be isolated.

    clear_trace.pngClear TraceRemoves the trace flag but does not remove the trace results from the view.

     

    Gas Traces

     

    The following tools are available on this sample Gas Tracing toolbar. Your toolbar maybe different, depending on the configuration chosen by your administrator.

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    IconTraceDescription
    show_buffer_options.pngShow Buffer OptionsSee Perform a Trace for more information.
    show_gas_trace_options.pngShow Gas Trace OptionsThe following options are available to configure:
    • Pressure System Trace - Choose one option. The All Regulators option stops the trace at a regulator, regardless of its pressure.
    • Valve Isolation Trace - Choose one option. Critical valves are indicated by the Operating Classification field - Critical/Inspection Required and Critical/Inspection Not Required.
    cathodic_protection.pngCathodic Protection TraceCathodic protection is used in natural gas distribution systems to prevent corrosion of pipes and devices. A gas Cathodic Protection trace identifies the sections of your distribution system that utilize cathodic protection.
    pressure_system.pngPressure System TraceA pressure system is a section of the entire gas distribution system that is operating under the same pressure. Regulators are placed between pressure systems as separators. Regulators can be set between two pressure systems that are operating under the same pressure. In this case, the regulator does not separate the systems, and they are viewed as one continuous pressure system. If the pressure is modified on either side of the regulator, it  becomes a system separator, and the pressure system should be re-traced.
    valve_isolation.pngValve Isolation TraceIdentifies features that interrupt the flow of gas.

     

    NOTE: When running this trace, it is possible to return an empty results set. This occurs when the area cannot be isolated.

    clear_trace.pngClear TraceRemoves the trace flag but does not remove the trace results from the view.
    exclude_valve.pngExclude ValveMarks a valve on the map that should be excluded from the valve isolation trace. An Exclude Gas Valve mark is placed when a user clicks a valve on the map.
    include_valve.pngInclude ValveMarks a non-critical valve on the map that should be included in the valve isolation trace when the Critical Valve option is checked. An Include Gas Valve mark is placed when a user clicks a valve on the map.
    squeeze_off.pngSqueeze Off

    Places a temporary shutoff point as a barrier. The Valve Isolation trace treats a temporary shutoff point as a potentially-closed device and may include it in the results. A Pipe Squeeze Off mark is placed when the user clicks a pipe on the map.  Note the following about how temporary squeeze-off points affect the ArcFM Gas Valve Isolation Trace:

    • If squeeze-off points isolate and are, the trace highlights the isolated area.
    • The trace does not look beyond squeeze-off points that are not fed by a source.
    • If you place a flag on an edge that contains a squeeze-off point, the trace returns no results.
    temporary_source.pngTemporary SourceDesignates a gas pipe as a temporary source due to line pack. In most cases, the pipe is on a distribution main. A Gas Temporary Source mark is placed when the user clicks a pipe on the map.
    clear_temporary_marks.pngClear Temporary MarksClears all temporary marks on the map. To clear an individual temporary mark, select the mark's type from the toolbar and click the mark to remove it.

     

    Water Traces

     

    The following tools are available on this sample Gas Tracing toolbar. Your toolbar maybe different, depending on the configuration chosen by your administrator.

    water_trace_toolbar.png

    IconTraceDescription
    show_buffer_options.pngShow Buffer OptionsSee Perform a Trace for more information.
    show_water_trace_options.pngShow Water Trace OptionsThe following options are available to configure:
    • Valve Isolation Trace - Choose one option. Critical valves are indicated by the Operating Classification field - Critical/Inspection Required and Critical/Inspection Not Required.
    • Use Pressures - Determines how the Valve Isolation trace identifies the valves required to isolate a portion of the system. When the checkbox is selected, Valve Isolation uses pressure to locate the source and traces back to identify the valves that cut off the selected portion of the network from its source. When the checkbox is not selected, Valve Isolation identifies the valves closest to the area to be isolated.
    water_cathodic_protection.pngCathodic Protection TraceCathodic protection is used in water distribution systems to prevent corrosion of pipes and devices. A water Cathodic Protection trace allows you to identify the sections of your distribution system that utilize cathodic protection.
    water_valve_isolation.pngValve Isolation TraceIdentifies features that interrupt the flow of water.

     

    NOTE: When running this trace, it is possible to return an empty results set. This occurs when the area cannot be isolated.

    clear_trace.pngClear TraceRemoves the trace flag but does not remove the trace results from the view.
    exclude_valve.pngExclude Valve

    Marks a valve on the map that should be excluded from the valve isolation trace. An Exclude Water Valve mark is placed when a user clicks a valve on the map.

    include_valve.pngInclude Valve

    Marks a non-critical valve on the map that should be included in the valve isolation trace when the Critical Valve option is checked. An Include Water Valve mark is placed when a user clicks a valve on the map.

    squeeze_off.pngSqueeze Off

    Places a temporary shutoff point as a barrier. The Valve Isolation trace treats a temporary shutoff point as a potentially-closed device and may include it in the results. A Pipe Squeeze Off mark is placed when the user clicks a pipe on the map.

    clear_temporary_marks.pngClear Temporary Marks

    Clears all temporary marks on the map. To clear an individual temporary mark, select the mark's type from the toolbar and click the mark to remove it.

     

    Show Results Table

     

    After you run a trace, the Show Results Table icon appears in the lower right corner of the map. Click this icon to show the trace results in a table format.