Closure

Tabs

The “General” home tab contains general information, such as the type and assignment to a cable trace. The incoming and outgoing cables are displayed. All trays, splices and splitters placed in the closure can be viewed at a glance under Details. More detailed information on this can be found in the trays or fibers/splices tabs. The splitter tab displays all splitters created and their connections in the closure.

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Attribute Description
Name The name of the point to the closure is displayed or can be entered. Clicking on the mceclip2.png button opens the form for the current point or, with mceclip3.png, for all points in the filter. (1)
Type The closure type assigned to the closure is displayed. Double-clicking on the list box opens the detailed form for managing the various closure types. (2)
State The state assigned to the closure in the point form is displayed. (3)
Building The building assigned to the closure in the point form is displayed. (4)
Connections

The incoming and outgoing cables in the closure are displayed. Clicking on the cable name with the right mouse button opens the following context menu:mceclip1.png
The form for the cable can be opened, the course can be highlighted in the graphic, the name can be changed and the flow can be reversed. The cable can be topologically removed from the closure and a breakdown can be set. (5)

Trunk If the closure is assigned to a trunk, the name of the trunk is displayed here. Double-clicking in the list box opens the form for the trunk. New records can be created. (6)
Switching point / structural point If the closure has been assigned to a switching point and/or a structural point, such as manhole or cabinet, the name or FID can be seen here or can be selected from a drop-down list. The higher-layer point can be selected from the graphic with mceclip9.png and highlighted in the graphic with mceclip0.png. The mceclip2.png button opens the form of the assigned switching point. (7)
Closure data The data managed in the point form for the closure are displayed here. Information for the closure can be stored. (8)
Details The various fibers and the ways they are connected in the closure are displayed. Clicking on mceclip2.png opens the corresponding forms or overviews. If services are available in the closure, these can be displayed. (9)
The number of trays present in the closure is displayed. The number of used and unused trays is displayed, as well as the splices created in the trays. The number of inactive splices is displayed separately. Clicking on mceclip2.png opens the corresponding forms or overviews. (10)
The number of splitters present in the closure is displayed. Clicking on mceclip2.png opens the corresponding forms. (11)
Documents This displays whether documents have been attached to the form. (12)


Context menus

Trays

The “Trays” tab displays all trays in the closure.

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1. The name, type and state of the closure are displayed as in the “General” tab.
2. The yellow-filled circles in the list of trays indicate that there are splices in those trays. Black-filled circles indicate that there are no splices in those trays.

Context menu for the closure

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Additional trays can be added.

Context menu for the tray

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The form for the tray can be opened.

Splitters

The “Splitters” tab displays all the splitters created in the closure. If a fiber is placed on a splitter path, this is indicated by specifying the fiber number and the cable-section name.

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1. The name, type and status of the closure are displayed as in the “General” tab.
2. The connections of the splitter paths are displayed
2a. The name and type of the splitter are displayed
2b. Splitter paths that are spliced with fibers are recognizable by arrow symbols (splitter IN) or
2c. by yellow-filled circles (splitter OUT).
2d. Splitter paths that are not spliced with fibers are recognizable by the black-filled circles.

Context menu for the closure

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If you select the point, you can add splitters by clicking on the right mouse button.

Context menu for the splitter as well as splitter inputs and outputs

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Context menu for the fiber

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Fibers/splices

The “Fibers/splices” tab shows the connections between fibers and from fibers to splitters, as well as the fiber ends in the closure.

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1. The name, type and status of the closure are displayed as in the “General” tab.
2. The connections of the fibers and splices are displayed
2a. The name of the cable section is displayed
2b. The name of the fiber and the type of connection (fiber–fiber connection) as well as the corresponding splice are displayed. If there is a service on the fiber, this is also displayed.
2c. Fibers without connections (open) are displayed
2d. The name of the fiber and the type of connection (patch fiber) as well as the corresponding splice are displayed
2e. The name of the fiber and the type of connection (splitter OUT) as well as the corresponding splice are displayed

Context menu for the cable section

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Context menu for the fiber

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Context menu for the splice

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Menu items

A connection overview can be displayed and the network-path search can be started via “network exploration”.

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Various workflows can be started via the “Edit” menu.

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1. The connection editor can be opened.
2. The components required in an FO closure, such as trays and splitters, can be added. You can find more information on this topic in Creating trays and Creating splitters.
3. Incoming and outgoing cables can be added to the terminator from the graphic as well as from the database.
4. All splices in the closure are recorded in a work order as to be reconnected. This workflow is used for replacing the closure. The connections documented in the work order can be restored identically.
5. The equipment of the current closure is taken over by an already existing closure with regard to the components created.

Various overviews and splice plans can be opened via the “Overviews/reports” menu.

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1. A splice plan in the grouped form will be drawn in a new file.
2. A splice plan in the detailed form will be drawn in a new file. The detailed splice plan opens as a single-fiber diagram.
3. For splice overviews, the grouped or detailed splice overview can be opened in each case.
4. The splice illustration can be drawn in and removed in the graphic.
5. The service overview opens the form for the services with all services in the filter that are assigned to the element or subordinate elements.
6. The cable-connection diagram can be opened in a separate drawing.
7. The forms for the labels created can be opened.