Patch fiber

Patch fibers are used to connect different points, e.g., connector–connector, connector–splice, splice–splice. These can be located in various trays, but also in two terminators or closures. Patch fibers are created using FO connection editor. Users communicate with the data of the corresponding feature classes via forms. The forms consist of several tabs.

Tabs

All information about the patch fiber is managed in the “General” start tab.

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Attribute Description
No./name The first field indicates the number of the patch fiber. The name of the patch fiber is displayed or can be entered in the second field. (1)
Type The fiber type of the patch fiber is displayed or can be selected from a drop-down list using mceclip7.png. Double-clicking on the list box opens the detailed form for managing the fiber types. (2)
Service The service connected to the patch fiber is displayed or can be selected from a drop-down list using mceclip7.png. Double-clicking on the list box opens the detailed form for managing services. (3)
Color The color of the patch fiber can be entered in this field. (4)
Connected objects The feature classes and names of the elements connected by the patch fiber are displayed, as are the feature classes and names of the associated points and lines. (5)
Connected objects with higher-layer points/lines The feature classes and names of the higher-layer points and lines and of the connected elements, trays, and splice locations are displayed. The form for the corresponding object is opened via the mceclip2.png button. (6)
Installation location The installation location of the patch fiber is displayed. If the patch fiber connects elements of two points, the associated switching point is displayed as the installation location. If the patch fiber connects elements of a point, the terminator or closure is displayed as the installation location. (7)
Information Information about the patch fiber can be entered. (8)
Details The length of the patch fiber is displayed or can be entered. Clicking on mceclip2.pngopens the line form for the patch fiber. Clicking on mceclip3.png opens the line forms of all filtered patch fibers. (9)
The number of splices is indicated. Clicking on mceclip2.png opens the detailed form for the associated splices. Clicking on mceclip3.png opens the detailed forms for splices for all filtered records in the patch fiber. (10)
Documents This displays whether documents have been attached to the form. (11)


Menu items

A connection overview can be displayed via “network exploration”.

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Services can be transferred to and removed from the selected network path or the network paths of the elements in the filter via the “Edit” menu.

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A service can be transferred from the splice to the network path.
A service can be transferred from the splices in the filter to the corresponding network paths.
A service can be removed from the network path starting from the splice.
A service can be removed from the corresponding network paths starting from the splices in the filter.

The FO connection plan and the forms for the generated labels can be opened via the “Overviews/reports” menu.

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