Have you tried installing the ArcFM Object Reader 10.2.1x (to match your version of ArcFM) on the computer that does not have ArcFM installed?
You can also unregistered the class extensions before you share your data, in ArcCatalog, ArcFM gives you an object converter on the ArcFM toolbar. Simply convert the objects to Esri objects then make a copy of your database to share (it always good to back it up first). After you share it, you can use the same tool to convert back to ArcFM objects.
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Can Schneider do a couple of things for us customers?
- Create definitive documentation and make it part of the product's documentation, not some "side-artifact".
- Create a free tool to do this, and make it part of the product?
It is likely that I will have to do this myself pretty soon and my confidence is not very high that I am going to get it right the first time. And I am more than a little apprehensive about how much time I will have to spend researching, asking, trying, etc. to get it right.
FYI: the object reader is a free product. But the Esri conversion tool is not, as it is baked into ArcFM.
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If its feeder information with Feeder Manager 2.0 there is also a Export Data from Feeder Manager 2.0 GP tool.
Otherwise Sarah is correct, ArcFM Object Reader is specifically designed to allow users without ArcFM to view ArcFM data.
- Terri Harris, ArcFM Support
In my limited experience - the The Export by Feeder tool omits subtype descriptions from the exported feature classes. Is there a setting somewhere I'm missing?
1. Try running the Upgrade ArcFM Solution Database by right-clicking on your database connection in ArcCatalog.
2. Did you install the 64-bit Object Reader? It requires server. You want the 32-bit Object Reader.
The simplest way to share that data within your organization is through a install of the 32-bit object reader (as mentioned earlier).
To get to 10.2.1, you have to do it in this order (just like ArcFM):
1. Install the 32-bit version of Object Reader 10.2 (ArcFM Object Reader (32-bit and 64-bit) 10.2 )
2. Install the 32-bit version of Object Reader 10.2.1 (ArcFM Object Reader (32-bit and 64-bit) 10.2.1 )
Conversely, I think you can try installing the 32-bit 10.2.1c Object Reader, as that is a complete installer (Object Reader 10.2.1c (32-bit and 64-bit) ), saves you the hassle of installing and then patching to 10.2.1, and should allow people to see the 10.2.1 data.
With the comments about running the ArcFM Object Converter and reverting the database to Esri objects, do NOT do that on your production database unless you want a big mess to clean up! If you need to send a database that is straight Esri objects, Do the following:
1. Copy the data out of your production database into an .MDB or .GDB
2. Run the "Create/Update ArcFM Solution System Tables" tool on that .MDB/.GDB
3. Run the "Upgrade ArcFM Solution Database" tool on that /MDB/.GDB
4. Run the "ArcFM Solution Object Converter" tool and convert your .MDB/.GDB to use Esri Objects
5. Delete all the system tables created in step 2 in that .MDB/.GDB
That's what I had to do that all the time with outside agencies who wouldn't install the Object Reader. I finally had my developer create a tool that converted the database from ArcFM to Esri without needing all those steps.
Hey SE! I would be really nice if you just made a conversion tool that didn't require the System Tables to exist! You know what your ClassIDs are versus the Esri ClassIDs! It's a simple find and replace!
To the folks asking for a added/new tool to export data for users without ArcFM, the IDEAS section of exchange is where this request should be submitted.
https://infrastructurecommunity.schneider-electric.com/community/products/gis-products/arcfm/content?filterID=contentstatus[published]~objecttype~objecttype[idea] is the link for seeing the ideas folks have already submitted. On the left-hand menu is the option to Create an idea.
If possible include why existing tools or apps, like Object Reader, are not sufficient for the business needs. There are potentially a number of different options with this type of request. It would be very helpful to break this down as much as possible.
Ideas with the most votes naturally rise to the top & get the most attention from our ArcFM developers. So for instance ArcFM Geoprocessing Tools are in development. Want to do an Electric Trace by distance? Done!