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  • Zachary Carlson

Office Power Tools (Version 5.1 Update)

Updated: Mar 27

The Office Power Tools contain 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 first tool typically in the list is the Multi Edit Attribute button. This button is most times set with the blue pencil icon, but for legacy teams it can also be a blue plus icon.

When you click the button, 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 just edit all items that are checked. If you choose “Select By Type,” it will pop up with a window to select which types you want to edit.

When you have the types selected, just hit “Add Attribute.”

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

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

When removing an attribute, can remove that attribute or remove a specific instance of an 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 button allows you to delete multiple design items within a job at once. When you click the button, 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. Anything you have not selected will be ignored. For example, if you chose to delete all nodes within the polygon, only nodes inside the polygon will be deleted; connections and sections inside the polygon would be ignored.

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 exit.

Tally By Polygon

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

As items are selected to be within the polygon, a nodes and connections dropdown window will appear to the left. You can click on the dropdown to see a breakdown of the node 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 button allows you to copy nodes to another job. You will want to make sure your other job you need to copy to is created first before you hit the button.

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

You can choose to include connections and photos. If you have any trace data that data will also be copied if you choose connections and photos.

The buttons at the bottom of the window lets you choose how and what to copy.

*All data from the job will be copied to the other 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 button is typically used in the pre design or scoping step. If you hover your mouse over the button, it will also warn you that it should only be run once.

When you click the button, 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.

Show Un-Associated Photos

The un-associated photos button is used when photos have been left unassociated during the association step. This button allows you to quickly see all affected photos at a glance, which will then help fix the errors.

If you click on this button, 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 pink menu button at the bottom right of the tray window to expand the photo tray options. Clicking on the orange “X” button will close the tray.

Un-Associate Photos

If you had any errors in associating the photos, you can click the Un-Associate Photos button to unassociate.

When you click the button, a window will appear in the center of the page. If you did have any photos where you have already manually moved or associated 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 button 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 button 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 button.

When you click on the Address Data Button, 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 section.

Fix Map Errors

The Fix Map Errors button, is the band aid icon in the toolset. This button just cleans up photo summaries and any malformed markers. Always get in the habit of just clicking this button before downloading exports including PLA exports.

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 photo summaries and malformed markers cleaned up.

Clear Warnings

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


The Office Power tools were created by our developers and can not be edited in Model Editor. You can remove buttons you do not use or need from the Mapping Buttons 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

Thanks for reading! For a more visual guide of the Office Power Tools, check out our Office Power Tools Webinar video, coming soon.

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