New functions turns utility GIS into complete design tool

August 4th, 2019, Published in Articles: PositionIT

Schneider Electric’s latest release of ArcFM Designer XI incorporates additional tooling to handle more complex work to serve as the primary design tool at any utility. It combines the company’s historical design tools into a single, purpose-built design application. The application is part of the ArcFM Solution XI Series, an ecosystem of applications that streamlines the design and construction workflow. The company turned ArcFM Designer XI into a more complete tool that addresses the needs of modern utilities through new capabilities, including custom workflow tasks, reference maps and improved basemaps. The application now has the capability of placing more network components during a design. This allows it to be the primary design tool at a utility. Designers can reuse a set of CUs that have been placed in a design. A new view of the x, y coordinates allows designers to place an asset at a determined GPS point and gives the user more control over precision placement of new assets.

Contact Jason Ullbricht, Schneider Electric, Tel 011 054-4511,

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