Structures are the structural objects in the optimization. Here, too, we distinguish between structures that are included in the optimization as input values and the result: Structure as a result of planning.
Opening the form
The following options are available for opening the form:
- in the Industry-Model Explorer by right-clicking on Feature class > Show form
additionally, for feature classes with geometry,
- by double-clicking on the geometry in the graphic window
- by single-clicking on the geometry in the graphic window and display the form by pressing the button in the Industry-Model Explorer
The nature of the structural point is defined in the structure class. Predefined structure classes are cabinet, manhole, pole and handhole. These must not be changed by the user.
Double-clicking in the “Structure class” field in the “Structure” form opens the form.
Double-clicking in the “Structure type” field in the “Structure” form opens the form.
Entries for the structure type can be created by the user. This can then be referred to in the optimizer settings.
Structural fiber requirement
If a separate fiber requirement is to be calculated for structures, the following must be observed:
A record “Structural fiber requirement” must be created for the structure.
The fiber requirement must be entered in the ruleset for the default structure or for structures with a differentiated structure type.
If values are entered in the “Structural fiber requirement” record—and even 0 is a value—then these overwrite the entries in the ruleset.
For structures for which a separate fiber requirement is to be calculated, the attributes “Included” and “Existing” must be set to “Yes”.
Structure and result: The structure and layer point are not linked.
Example of application
If cabinets or manholes of different designs and costs are to be planned in a layer point at the distribution layer, both the layer point at the distribution layer and a structure with the structure class “cabinet” must be set. The planning is controlled via the structure type, which must be created in the project and in the rules (distribution network layer costs).