Settings for Export - Introduction

Standards are available as export scheme. These are:

  1. Naming Scheme - designations can be defined
  2. Conversion Scheme - Extension of the naming scheme by the settings for splicing
  3. BMVI: Conversion Scheme - Extension of Scheme 1 and 2 by the topic GIS ancillary provisions.

When opening the export dialog, these schemes are filled with default values. These are customizable by you as a User.

In particular, you have the option of defining the naming of trenches, ducts, cables, layer points and structures, of specifying the type assignments of trenches, connectors and trays, and of defining the rules for splicing in the layer points. 

Adjustment of the naming and conversion schemes

You have the option of adjusting the naming and conversion schemes to your needs.

The adjustments are saved in the target file with NET Engineering structure. In practical work, this means that you can create different naming and conversion schemes and save them in the appropriate NET Engineering templates.

Start the settings dialog for editing the conversion rules by clicking on the “Create Low Level Design” button.


The source and target documents are displayed.

The appropriate scheme is selected under “Customization”. Export schemes customized for the customer are also displayed and can be selected here. 


You have the option of saving defined export schemes and loading them in an empty template.


There are 3 conversion schemes available in the standard system.

  1. General Naming Scheme > naming of the Trenches, Ducts, Cables, Structures and Layer Points as well as assignment of the coupling and cassette types as well as cluster types.
  2. General Conversion Scheme > like naming plus definition of a splice scheme.
  3. BMVI: Conversion Scheme > Extension of schemes 1 and 2 by the topic GIS ancillary provisions.

Clicking on the “Settings” button opens the dialog for editing the export scheme.

Settings for the Export— basics

The export scheme basically works with placeholders that can be combined with fixed values.

Possible placeholders are offered after entering a curly brace: {. A click on the placeholder opens a tool tip with more information on the placeholder; double-clicking on the corresponding value selects this placeholder and adds a closing bracket: }.

Placeholders can be formatted. You can find out more about formatting placeholders here.


The placeholders vary depending the feature class and are explained below.