- Zachary Carlson
Katapult Pro Download Manager Manual
Updated: Mar 20
The download manager serves as a one-stop-shop to generate your deliverables.
The Download Manager can be found at the top left of the page, to the right of the Job Name.
The deliverables are divided into four categories; Photos, 3D Models (PLA exports), Maps, and Data. You can use the drop down arrow to the right of the category to expand the various options.
Within the Photos, you will see four options in generating photos for your job. The Photo Form is the high quality PDF that you are able to customize with colors, attributes, and logos using the Model Editor.
*Refer to the Model Editor Documentation for further instruction on generating the Photo Form PDF.
If you select Photo Form, you will have the option to select the node type for photos and what template to use if you have multiple templates created. If you click the plus icon to the right of the node type, you can add another node type photo option, so you can generate photos in bulk.
You also have the options to include your midspan section photos and/or include authenticated links.
If you choose Annotated Make Ready Photos, you will generate the main photo for each pole in Make Ready View. You will be able to see all moves called out on the pole. You will have the option to include the Midspans as well in this view.
If you select All Job Photos, you will be able to select the photos based on classifications. This will download a JPG file for each photo.
The last option is Legacy Photos. This option also generates JPG files for the pole and midspan. You also have options to include height lines and Make Ready Comments in the photos. Like the name suggests, this is an older style deliverable that has now mostly been replaced by using the Photo Form PDF.
3D Models (PLA)
If your company has access to the Katapult Pro Pole Loading Integration module, when you select the 3D Model dropdown you will see your download options. Currently Katapult integrates with Pole Foreman, O-Calc Pro, and SPIDACalc.
When you select the box for your PLA software, you will see options depending on which software you are integrating with. Here, the Job Models are set for SPIDA, so the appropriate client file can be chosen, along with what layers to include, and version.
Because all the work was put in ahead of time directly on top of the photo during cable tracing and Make Ready, PLA should mostly be a one click.
*The only fixes usually done are with pole loading failures where pole replacements are needed or extra guying is needed. However, any changes made in the PLA software should also be made in Katapult Pro, so that Katapult Pro contains the most-up to-date data, which will be used in all other deliverables.
If you do need to update specs or bearings, you can either do so in the PLA software then update Katapult Pro, or you can close out the file, and go into the pole photo and make the change and re-download the PLA file.
*Feel free to add any PLA attributes needed to the node info section of the pole, such as loading result or loading percentage, using the Model Editor.
As the name suggests, the Maps section will deal with anything concerning your job design. Here, you can see the listed options for map deliverables. Just like the other categories, as you select or check the box of a map deliverable, you will have other options based on the selection.
You can use your Spreadsheet Export or PDF Form Export dropdown to generate your needed data deliverables. You can also download a Job JSON if needed to parse out any needed data from the job.
*The data exports can include notifications, basic spreadsheets, application sheets, and pole profile sheets. Reach out to email@example.com if you would like anything like this automated for your market.
You can download multiple exports at once. Just check all needed exports from the download manager, and the files will be downloaded to a zipped folder for the job.
If you run into errors while downloading the exports, always try to run the “Fix Map Errors” button. This button is typically found in your Office Power Tools toolset. Once you run that button, try the download again. If the problem still persists, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
The Download Manager runs exports for the entire Job. If you need to download anything for just a pole, you can go into the node info for the pole and download all the same exports.
Use the three dot menu, and then select “Download Pole Data.” The same Download Manager menu will appear, but this time it will only download the export for just the selected pole.
When you select your appropriate export, click the “Download” button in the bottom right of the download manager to actually start the download. To exit out of the window, click “Cancel.”
Thanks for reading! For a more visual guide of PLA and the Download Manager, check out our PLA and Download Manager webinar video.