ArcFM Desktop Configuration Guide
Configuring Fiber Manager Overview

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ArcFM Fiber Manager offers an integrated set of tools to display, manage, and analyze the fiber optic networks within a network system. This powerful set of tools provides the ability to create and manage fiber splice connections, create and manage circuits, perform network traces, and generate reports and schematic diagrams.

Classic, Flexible or Both?

Fiber Manager provides a broad range of flexibility in the features that reside in your fiber optic network. You can use the standard data model (as seen in the Minerville sample data) or create your own data model with custom model names. You can also use a combination of both.

The classic data model includes features that are commonly found in a fiber network (e.g., FiberOpticCable, SplicePoint). It also predefines how those features connect to one another in a network (i.e., their relationships). The classic data model was designed to accommodate the majority of fiber networks. This section outlines two ways to get the classic fiber schema into your geodatabase. The first option involves simply importing the schema and its configuration from the sample data. The second option involves manually creating and configuring the tables in the schema.

The flexible data model allows you to define the features and tables in your fiber schema. You could create your entire schema using the flexible data model, or you could use the classic data model and add the features specific to your business using the flexible data model.



If you implemented Fiber Manager in a previous release, you must upgrade to access the most recent tools and enhancements. Unlike geodatabase upgrades, you do NOT need to perform all upgrades from your original release up to the current release. When upgrading Fiber Manager, perform only the upgrade to your current release.



Use this section only if you are implementing Fiber Manager for the first time. If you already have a version of Fiber Manager, use the steps in the Upgrade section.

First, choose a means to get the schema:

Classic Data Model

Option 1: Import Schema and Properties from Sample Geodatabase

Option 2: Manually Create Schema and Configure

Flexible Data Model 



Patch Panel Connection Report (original version)

Flexible Patch Panel Connection Report (flexible version)



Optional Configurations




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