As a high-layer planning tool, NET Design creates cost-optimized higher-level planning efficiently and quickly with only the specification of demand points, street centerlines and the corresponding settings in the ruleset. NET Design still leaves the network planner sufficient scope to edit the automatically created calculation result manually. The final result is a high-layer plan with suitable clusters, locations for distribution points, PoPs and backbone points, as well as the trench duct and cable runs.
However, if you want to provide detailed information, such as which microduct supplies which building, or require plots for construction or also want to output splice reports that contain information about how to splice in the distribution point, then a transfer to NET Engineering is necessary. This depth of detail is not mapped in NET Design.
With the transfer to NET Engineering, you can map details and, for example, create reports, map which microduct supplies which building, including the microduct number and
microduct color, create labels or add labels to the building. All these data can be output as reports for carrying out construction work and used for cooperation with project participants.
When a NET Design project is transferred to a NET Engineering project, the data is not modified, but supplemented and qualified. The project is supplemented, for example, by color and designation schemes (for ducts/cables/locations), types are assigned, rules for splicing in the distribution point are specified, duct points are created, etc.
Overview of transfer steps
The following steps are taken in the transfer of high-layer planning to detailed planning.
- Review of the high-level plan in NET Design
- Export of master data from NET Design
- Creation of a detailed-planning template file for NET Engineering
- Creation of master data in a NET Engineering project
- Modification of the designation and conversion scheme
- Executing the export
- Follow-up work on the export
- Checking the export result
Scheme of the transfer steps