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Virtual Rideout Manual

Virtual Rideout is a presentation tool that filters down data to the necessary information, allows you to collaborate on designs, and makes presenting Make Ready calls easy. Defensible data is shown in a simplified view that enables even unfamiliar users to quickly understand the Make Ready calls. Let's explore how to use this nifty feature!


First, you'll want to set up your Virtual Rideout. By default, the page automatically filters poles via custom logic, which can be customized in Virtual Rideout section of the Model Editor. Additional filters can also be configured for different types of rideouts, if desired.


You can also make use of Saved Views and Map Styles to simplify the view by adjusting the Virtual Rideout saved view template. By default, the Virtual Rideout saved view template filters out all references and midspans.

Load a new saved view from a template and choose "Virtual Rideout" from the dropdown options. Adjust the saved view, which you can learn about how to do that in our Saved Views and Map Styles manuals.


Once you're satisfied, update the Virtual Rideout saved view with the current view.


Then overwrite the "Virtual Rideout" template with your changes.


Once your Virtual Rideout is set up, you'll want to navigate to the Virtual Rideout page from the App Tray to open up the Virtual Rideout.


In Virtual Rideout, the map is shown on the left, taking up most of the screen. On the right, the selected pole's pole height photo is shown, displaying its Make Ready design.


*You can specify the attachers that are attending the rideout, which will apply a filter to only display poles that have Make Ready for those specified attachers. To do this, click on the "Settings" gear icon and, in the "Companies Attending" dropdown, select the companies that will be attending.


You can advance to the next pole (the order of poles is determined by SCID) by clicking on the "Next" arrow, or go back to a previous pole by clicking the "Back" arrow.


If you click on the "Settings" gear icon, you can specify a timer length (in seconds) so that when you press the "Play" button (to the left of the "Back" arrow), after the allotted time has passed, the software will automatically advance to the next pole.


You can pause the timer at any time if you need more time. This timer feature is optional.


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

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