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Adding a Connection to a Building

After you have built the connection groups, it is time to add those connections into the buildings and terminals that they service. Once a building has a terminal, you can add the connection group and path ranges. A connection group can exist within a building without having any associated path ranges. 

Adding a connection to a building

1.    Click the Facilities menu.

2.    In the Navigation pane, click Buildings.

3.    Depending on the amount of records you have within your database, the list may not immediately populate. To populate the list, perform one of the following actions:

·         Within the search box, type the building name or portion of the name and then click the magnifying glass.

·         Click the Show All button.

4.   When the Building list opens, double-click the building name.

5.   The Building window opens, displaying two panes. Within the Terminals pane, click the plus sign (+) next to the terminal to which you want to add the connection record.

6.   Click the first blank row marked with an asterisk (*), to enter the connection groups. Complete the following Connection fields (fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required):

·         Sort – type a number in the field to determine where in the list the connection displays, a one allows the connection to be listed first.

·         Connections Name – click the drop-down arrow to access a list and select the connection name to assign it to the terminal.

·         Distance in Feet – type the distance (in feet), this connection runs from the MDF or IDF to the terminal.

·         Wire Gauge – type the connection gauge.

·         Home Termination – type the name of the originating connection termination.

! Tie connection and home termination. When creating a tie connection between two buildings, the home termination will be different for each connection Appearance. For instance, if the connection ran from building 205 to 206, the home termination in 205 would be 206 and the home termination in 206 would be 205.

·         Terminal Connection Description – type the description of the terminal relating to the connection group, if necessary. 

7.   To add another connection, click the Save button within the Actions ribbon and repeat steps #4 and 5.

8.   Once all connection groups are added, click the Save and Close button within the Actions ribbon group.

9.   To add a connection range of paths that run into the building, please refer to the “Adding a Connection Range to a Building” section.

Modifying a Building Connection

1.       Click the Facilities menu.

2.       In the Navigation pane, click Buildings.

3.       To populate the Buildings list, you must either:

·         Within the search box, type-in the building name or portion of the name and then click the magnifying glass.

·         Click the Show All button.

4.       When the Building list opens to the right, double-click the building name.

5.       Within the Terminals pane, click the plus (+) sign next to the terminal to view existing connection records, make any necessary changes.

6.        With the Actions ribbon group, click Save (to save and stay) or click Save & Close (to save and exit).

Deleting a Connection from a Building

Deleting a connection from a building is simply removing that connection group from the building record.  You do not actually delete the entire connection group from the database. 

1.       Click the Facilities menu.

2.       In the Navigation pane, click Buildings.

3.       To populate the Buildings list, you must either:

·         Within the search box, type-in the building name or portion of the name and then click the magnifying glass.

·         Click the Show All button.

4.       When the Building list opens to the right, double click the building name. 

5.       The Building window opens, displaying two panes.  Within the Terminals pane, click the plus (+) sign next to the terminal record to view all existing connection records.   

6.       Right click the connection name to access a pop-up box, and from the box select delete. 

7.       Once you click Delete, a message box appears verifying that you really want to delete the connection.  Click Yes within the box to continue or No to cancel the operation.

8.       Once selected, cairs.net draws a line through the type allowing you to delete multiple connections at once. 

9.       If you do not want to delete the connection, right-click the record to access a popup menu.  From the popup, click Undelete.

10.   Once you select Undelete, a message box appears verifying that you really want to keep the connection.  Click Yes within the box to continue or No to cancel the operation.

11.   Within the Actions ribbon group, click the Save (to save and stay) button or click the Save & Close (to save and exit) button.

 

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