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Katapult Pro Office Power Tools Manual

Updated: May 1

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The Office Power Tools toolset contains tools that perform a more custom function within the software. These are tools that have been created for a particular function and can’t be edited within the Model Editor.

Go to the "TOOLS" dropdown and select the Office Power Tools. Here you will see your list of office power tools.

Multi Edit Attribute

The tool that's typically first in the list is the Multi Edit Attribute tool. This tool is most times set with the blue pencil icon.


When you click the tool, the window will appear where you can select an attribute from the picklist to either add, overwrite, or remove from multiple locations.

You can also select what items you want to edit: nodes, connections, sections, or a combination of the three.

Down at the bottom of the window will be various selection options. You can either “Select All,” which would affect all items, “Select By Type,” where a window will pop up, giving you the option to select which types of nodes, sections, and/or connections you want to edit, or "Select Items," which will affect items that you draw a polygon around.


When you choose "Select By Type" and have the types selected, hit “DELETE ATTRBIUTE" (or "ADD ATTRBIUTE" if you chose the "Add" or "Overwrite" option).


The last option, “Select Items,” will allow you to draw a polygon around the set of locations you would like to affect.

You will need to do this for each attribute you want to multi- add, remove, or overwrite.


When removing an attribute, you can remove that attribute altogether or remove a specific instance of the attribute. For example, you can remove the "Pole Class” attribute from selected nodes, or choose to remove “Pole Class” attributes in the instance where the Pole Class is “3” from selected nodes.

Multi Delete

The Multi Delete tool allows you to delete multiple design items within a job at once. When you click the tool, you will be able to draw a polygon around items within the map.


Then you can select whether you want to delete all nodes, connections, or sections contained in the polygon. (Notice at the bottom left corner, a counter pops up to show how many nodes, connections, and sections are contained in the polygon.)


*Because the existence of connections are dependent on their nodes, connections to nodes will be deleted when the node is deleted. Same for sections; because the existence of sections are dependent on the connections they exist on, they will be deleted when the connection is deleted.

When you click “Finish,” the software will ask if you are sure you want to delete the items, and if you are, you can select “Delete.” The items can’t be returned once deleted, so you can hit “Cancel” to cancel this action if you don't want the items permanently deleted.

Tally By Polygon

The Tally by Polygon tool is used to count the items contained within the job or a desired section of the job. When you click on the tool, the software will prompt you to click to add points to the map for a polygon, outlining the section you want to count.


As items are surrounded by the polygon, a nodes, sections, and connections dropdown window will appear to the left. You can click on the dropdown to see a breakdown of the node and sections types and counts in the selected area, and a breakdown of the connection types and footages in the selected area.

Click on the “X” of the window at the bottom middle to cancel out the tally routine.

Copy Nodes

The Copy Nodes tool allows you to copy nodes or cut and paste nodes to another job. You can select an existing job or create a blank job for the nodes' destination when you copy or cut and paste them.


When you click the tool, the window to copy the nodes to another job will pop up. You can use the dropdown to pick the desired job or create a new one. Then you can choose whether you want to copy and paste or cut and paste nodes.

You can choose to include connections and photos when copying/cutting and pasting. If you have any trace data, that data will also be copied if you choose to include connections and photos.


The buttons at the bottom of the window lets you choose how and what to copy. If you choose "Copy Type...," you will have the option to specify what node type you want to copy based on the node types that exist in your job. In the above example, nodes with type "pole" and type "reference" are available to copy.


If you choose "Copy All," all nodes (and connections, if "Connections" is checked under the "INCLUDE" portion) will be copied.


If you select "Choose Nodes..." you can then either draw a polygon around the nodes that you want to copy and paste or click on the nodes to select them. To draw a polygon around the nodes you want to select, click on the Map where you want the corners of your polygon to be. You can click and drag these points or right-click to remove the most recently placed polygon point. If you'd rather select nodes by clicking them, you can do this as well. Notice the window in the left corner of the screen that shows you the count for nodes (and connections) that will be included. The dropdown provides details of what type of node (or connection) is included.


*All node data from the job will be copied to the other selected job. If the two jobs have different map styles, you will see a warning asking if you want to proceed.

Join All Poles

The Join All Poles tool is typically used in the pre-design or scoping step. If you hover your mouse over the tool, it will warn you that it should only be run once.

When you click the tool, it will add an aerial connection between each pole. However, it will string the poles together in a single line. So if your route should have breaks or branching, it may be best to use the conventional join tool found in the field toolset. Should you run it again, you will have multiple connections layered on top of each other connecting the nodes, so only run it once.


Show Un-Associated Photos

The Show Un-Associated Photos tool is used when photos have been left unassociated during the association step. This tool is a legacy tool that allows you to quickly see all affected photos at a glance, which will then help fix any association errors.

If you click on this tool, a photo tray will appear to the left of the map.


The photo tray will display all unassociated photos. At the top of the window will be the camera that photos were not associated for. You can then see where the photos likely belong, and drag and drop them from the tray to the map location.


You can then use the menu at the bottom of the tray window for different options. Clicking on the red “X” button will close the tray. The light blue button next to it with the arrow pointing out of the top right corner of a box will open the tray in a new window. The darker blue button with an image icon will toggle whether associated photos are also visible or not. The green button is for toggling the collapsed view, while the grey button with the trash can will delete all the unassociated photos from the job.


Un-Associate Photos

If you had any errors in associating the photos, you can click the Un-Associate Photos tool to unassociate photos from the nodes and midspans/sections in the job.


When you click the tool, a window will appear in the center of the page. If you did have any photos where you have already manually moved or associated them, you can check the box to keep those photos at their current location.

Clicking “Ok” will confirm the unassociate action.


Insert Sections

The Insert Sections tool will automatically insert a midspan section along all connections where no section currently exists.

*You should still be collecting midspans in the field. Marking “Done” in mobile is what actually places the section symbol (typically a blue triangle). This tool should only be used if you didn’t need to collect the midspan, but want to add dummy photos during Cable Trace to assist in that workflow.


Address Data

You can quickly insert address data for locations on the map by using the Address Data tool.

When you click on the Address Data tool, the address data window will pop up to select various options. At the bottom you can select what address attributes you wish to add to the node locations.


Select or deselect the address attributes you wish to add. Once you have the appropriate ones selected, you can have the option to select all nodes, select by type, or manually select which nodes will get address data.

For most occasions, use the “Select Type” to choose what node type will get address data.


Once you have the type or types you wish, click “Get Address Data”. The software will automatically request address data on the desired locations. The address attributes will be added directly to the Node Info panel.


Fix Map Errors

The Fix Map Errors tool is the band-aid icon in the toolset. This tool cleans up any corrupted data so that a job isn't prevented from exporting. Always get in the habit of clicking this tool before downloading exports, including PLA exports.


*If you have an underground project, save a snapshot of the job before running Fix Map Errors. This tool will delete faulty connections.


If there are no errors, a notification will pop up at the bottom left of the page. If there were errors, the notification will tell you the amount of data cleaned up.


Clear Warnings

The Clear Warnings tool will remove the attribute “Warning” from all locations. In most cases, this tool is clicked after you have fixed association errors and didn’t want to clear the warning attribute manually per location.


Notes

The Office Power tools were created by our developers and can not be edited in the Model Editor. You can remove tools you do not use or need from the Toolsets section in Model Editor, but if you need assistance modifying existing power tools, or want an estimate to create a power tool, reach out to support@katapultengineering.com.

Thanks for reading! For more questions, reach out to support@katapultengineering.com. How can we improve our documentation? Let us know in the comments below!

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