FO

When working with NET Engineering, users can set various options that the program then uses by default.
The form is opened by clicking on the mceclip1.pngbutton on the “Setup” tab in Group > “Options” or in the “NET” tab in Group > “Settings” by clicking on the mceclip0.pngbutton. 

General tab

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1. The standard length of patches to be created in the FO network is specified. You can find more information about patches in FO patches.
2. You can specify that only as many fibers can be created in a cable as is defined in the cable type.
3. You can set whether it should be possible to open several fiber-end overviews at the same time.
4. The options for FO cable loops can be set.
a) A message can be displayed if the loop is no longer on the cable geometry.
b) You can specify whether the user lengths of cable sections should be recalculated always, on demand or never.
5. The maximum number of network paths to be displayed as a result of the network-path search can be specified. If a network-path search takes a very long time, this can be accelerated with a smaller number of network paths to be displayed.

Grouped splice display tab

Here, users have the option of controlling the graphical representation of the splice illustration.

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1. Specification of the distance between groups.
2. Specification of the maximum length of the splice-group line.
3. You can specify whether the cable name should be listed in addition to the fiber designations in the splice illustration.

Connections tab

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1. The following default values can be set for the connection editor:
a) A name for the patch fiber can be specified. This is displayed in the connection editor and can still be edited there.
b) The length of a patch fiber can be specified. This is displayed in the connection editor and can still be edited there.
c) A name for the technical port can be specified. This is displayed in the connection editor and can still be edited there.
d) You can specify whether a patch should be created as start patch by default.
e) You can specify whether a patch should be created as permanent patch by default.

2. The following settings for the connection editor can be made:
a) You can specify whether the fibers are to be placed in the tray in which the splice was previously located after splitting.
b) You can specify whether the splitter paths are to be placed in the tray in which the splice was previously located after splitting.
c) You can specify whether all actions in the connection editor are to be written to a work order. If no work order has been selected, when creating the connections, a query is made as to whether or not to work with a work order. If you do not set a checkmark here, connections can also be created without a work order and without a query in this respect.
d) You can specify whether the cable name is only displayed as a column if “all cables” is selected.
e) You can specify whether the connected elements on the opposite side are selected automatically during disconnections.