Select the Browse Projects Menu from the Main Menu. The Project Browse Table will open; you may see an empty table because a Company file has not been selected.

 

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Project Management Edit Window

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Choose the appropriate Cable Company  to develop the Cable Specification.

 

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Select the [Insert] button and a new Project window will open or select the or the Tutorial Example.

 

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The Company ID and Project ID will be incremented and automatically added. Complete the remaining fields that will identify your cable client/project.

 

Select the Project Notes tab and enter more detailed information about the client, the project or other.

from the selected file(s).

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Select the Add/Edit Cable Drop(s) In This Project ... tab and a sub-table will appear.

 

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This example shows a list of Cable Drops that have been entered into a Project. Use this table to define, add, change, or delete a Cable Drop.

 

Select the [Change] button and the Cable Drop detail window will open.

 

In the following example a 'Feed Cable' from the Main Distribution Frame (MDF) and Intermediate (IDF) frame is entered. Therefore, the feed cable begins at the MDF and ends at the IDF.

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The Project ID and Drop ID is automatically incremented for the Project that you are editing.

Enter 'MPOE' as the MDF name.

 

Check the box next to 'Is this a feed cable?' field.

 

Enter into the [Drop Name] field 'MDF to IDF1 for PBX'.  If this is a regular Cable Drop you may skip down to the Estimate Distance and enter the appropriate distance in feet. Enter in the [Intermediate Frame] field 'Main'. Enter in the {Est. Distance] field '300'.

 

The remaining fields on the Cable Drop Details will be automatically updated after you enter specific cable information.  You may need to select an appropriate faceplate. Once you enter the Cables In Drop the sub-table of cables for this drop will appear in the table on the right side of the window.

 

Next select the [Insert Cable] button to add a cable.  The [Change] button is used to edit an existing cable.  If you wish to edit a cable you must first highlight a Cable in the table and click on the [Change] button.

 

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The Cable details will appear in a new window.  The Project ID is automatically added.  The MDF & IDF names are updated from the Drop Detail screen.  The Drop ID and Cable ID are automatically added/incremented.

 

Enter or select a Cable Level.  If the Cable Level defaults have been entered all of the default data from the Cable Level file will be automatically entered when you select the appropriate field(s) or when you save the record by clicking on the OK button.  You have the option to enter alternate information if you wish.

 

TIP: CablePro is ideal for Cable Management after the installation. Include Patch Panel identifiers and port numbers to indicate where cables begin and end.

 

Select the [Ellipse] button next to the [Level] field and select the Level '3' cable.  The default Cable item will appear in the [Cable Item No.] field.  You may change the default to fit your needs. For our 'Feed Cable' example enter 'IW50P24' as a new cable item number. Tab to the [Type of Cable] field. [Type of Cable] choices such as UTP, STP, Coax, etc. Est. Length is updated from the Cable Drop detail screen. Quantity of Jacks may be entered.

 

TIP: Enter no more than three Jacks per cable.

 

For our 'Feed Cable' example enter '50' pair for the feed cable. Designation is used as a layman term for your client.  The designation comes from the default file: V=Voice or Analog; S=Split cable, usually 2 Jacks; D=Data or Ethernet Jack; C=Coax; F=Feed Cable and P=Paging, or audio, speaker cable.

 

Jack Item Number is for your default part number. Jack Type is equal to USOC standard modular Jack codes.  Enter 'None' for the feed cable example. Application is a generic description code for various Jack/Cable applications.  Example: APBX = Analog PBX; DPBX = Digital PBX; Ethernet = Any and all 10/100/E Ethernet devices.

 

The Consolidated ID is used for Job Site summary reports.  CablePro automatically computes this ID as you construct your specification. The entire cable specification is concatenated into a single line string.  This is very useful for technicians when testing cable and labeling MDF/IDF/Jacks.

 

The [OK] button will Save any entries that you have made.  The [Cancel] button or Escape key will roll back your entries.

 

Click on the [OK] button to save the Cable Drop information.

 

In the next example a standard CAT3 Voice cable will be entered.

 

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From the Project tab titled [Add/Edit Cable Drop(s) In This Project...] click on the [Insert Drop] button again to open the Cable Drop editor window.  Enter 'Example for Tutorial #1' as the Drop Name and '150' as the [Est. Distance].

 

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Click on the [Insert Cable] button. Enter '3' in the [Level] field. Tab to each field and allow the default values to be automatically entered.

 

User Tip: A cable can be a [ ] Primary or Secondary cable.  A primary cable is usually cable 1 in a cable drop.  The primary cable establishes the base labor factor.  Each pull should only have one Primary Cable.  Secondary cables or cables pulled with a primary cable add a labor value that is represented as a percentage of a primary cable.

 

Click on the [OK] button to save the data.

 

Select the [Insert Cable] button again to add a CAT5 cable to this drop.

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Enter '5' in the [Level] field. Click on the [OK] to save the data. The Default Specification information will be automatically added to the Cable Drop.

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Click on the [Qnty Terminations] '2' field.  CablePro will automatically compute the pulling labor and termination labor based upon the default information.

 

Tab to the [Quantity of Face Plates] field. Tab to the [Type of Face Plate].  Tab to the [Labor Code] field.  Verify the appropriate quantity of jacks, faceplates and the appropriate faceplate if needed.  You may edit the computed values of each field.

 

Click on the [OK] button to save the Cable Drop information.