Engineering Design & Documentation

Create better data faster and manage the complete engineering life cycle.

Case Study
EPB Designs Smart Grid and Fiber Optic Network Using GIS
Needing to connect sensors and devices for smart grid capabilities, EPB implemented a fiber optic network design and engineering solution to build a fiber optic network, reduce outage time, and offer fiber-based communications services.

Fiber Optic Works is an advanced telecoms GIS that enables operators to maintain a definitive source of reliable, location-based information describing their facility network and its connectivity that can be shared with users and systems across their organization.

It delivers records that are more accurate, consistent, and current by applying intelligent, rules-driven tools that streamline and enhance the processes for designing and documenting the network. It is able to assess, manage, and track the status of projects, equipment (including alternative designs), and connections, using its rich data model and long-term transactions to coordinate with other business systems to model the full engineering life cycle.

The rich telecommunications model is ready to use out-of-the-box, maintaining extensive attribution about each fiber device and conductor to track their connectivity throughout the network and maintain containment and splicing records – information that supports integration with OSS/NRM to streamline work processes and enhanced tracing and analysis.

The solution is on the robust foundation of Intergraph G/Technology and Oracle, delivering a flexible and open platform that is proven to scale from regional networks to the largest national, multi-site operations.


Benefits

Create Better Data Faster

Leverage semi-automated placement and intelligent rules-driven design with CAD-level tools to expedite the capture of accurate data.

Manage Life Cycle

Harness rich version management, analysis, tracking, and reporting to model and manage engineering life cycles and coordinate with other systems.

Scale Effortlessly

Rely on technology that has been proven in production in environments ranging from from tens to thousands of connected users.


Explore Solution Capabilities

Advanced Editing

Intergraph G/Technology delivers CAD capabilities within the GIS environment. Replacing separate tools, it improves design and documentation efficiency while removing latency and errors from network records. Its smart editing tools use rules to drive semi-automated placement with integral data validation, further enhancing the speed and quality of data capture. They expedite the capture of complex graphical features and ensure symbology conforms to corporate standards. At the same time, rules-based validation enforces corporate design practice and engineering standards, while also checking that geospatial elements are valid and topologically clean.

The combined effect boosts efficiency, provides higher-quality data, and expedites posting to the master data by reducing the need for post-capture data validation and clean-up.

Engineering Life Cycles

As a module of Intergraph G/Technology, Fiber Optic Works provides the rich version management, analysis, tracking, and reporting capabilities needed to model and manage engineering life cycles, including coordination with other business platforms such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), work and asset management system (WAMS), and field operations.

The ability to maintain alternate versions, combined with design validation and estimation, enables comparative assessments of designs, both technically and financially. This can be achieved standalone or, as is more common in large networks, via interaction with other business systems involved in managing change to the network, notably WAMS and ERP.

Enterprise Scalability

Intergraph G/technology has been proven in production environments from tens to thousands of connected users in businesses ranging from local to multinational operation. In addition to its scalable architecture, G/Technology also helps establish consistency and team working, for example by applying corporate design practices and standards through work processes and business rules. It also enables the business to operate as a single virtual environment across multiple sites to spread work across teams to balance loads and optimize utilization. This flexibility also enables the business to scale-up for large projects, either by focusing multiple teams on a project or providing secure access to service delivery partners and contractors, while ensuring corporate standards and practices are followed.

Rich Telecoms Model

Our Fiber Optic Works solution provides a rich and highly functional connected telecoms model that can be used out-of-the-box and can also be configured to operators’ specific requirements. It accommodates the connectivity of the complete network from any device to the inside plant (ISP) termination. It addresses the inventory and connectivity of fiber, copper, equipment components, and the civils network - all within a single database. The model also supports coordination and integration with OSS/NRM platforms for faster operation and enhanced capabilities.


Intergraph G/Technology Fiber Optic Works
Enhance the complete life cycle of civil infrastructure and fiber network management.
Intergraph G/Technology
Planowanie, projektowanie, dokumentacja sieci oraz wykorzystywanie informacji.
Virgin Media
Virgin Media uses a unified GIS-based inventory system to streamline its operations, modernize its network holdings, and expand its fiber-based services.