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Manage Building Types

Building types describe the different types of buildings at your site, for example; Buildings, Telephone Poles, Manholes, Bunkers, MDF / DCO, IDF, Dorms, Hangers, Utility Tailors, Munitions, etc.

Managing Building Types

Adding a Building Type

1.     Click the Facilities menu.

2.     In the Navigation pane, click Buildings.

3.     There are two ways to manage your building types:

·       Within the toolbar directly above the Navigation pane, click the Manage Building Types button.

·       Within the Actions pane, click the Manage Building Types link.

4.     With either option, the Manage Building Types window opens.

! If you are unable to view the Actions pane, you may need to use the scroll bar to reveal the menu choices on the right side of the Navigation pane, or using your mouse point at the Separation bar, and when the up/down arrow displays, right-click the line and hold it to pull the line down.   

5.     Click the field marked with an asterisk (*). To add a new record, complete the following fields (required fields are marked within an asterisk (*)):

·       Building Type* – type the name of the building type

·       Hidden In Portal – click the box to insert a checkmark to indicate that the building type will not be available within Subscriber Portal. Leave the field empty to indicate that the building type will be available within Subscriber Portal

6.     To add another type, click the Save button and repeat step 5 as necessary.

7.     Within the Actions ribbon group, click the Save (to save and stay) to continue working with building types, or click Save & Close (to save and exit) to return to the Building list.

Modifying a Building Type

1.     Click the Facilities menu.

2.     In the Navigation pane, click Buildings.

3.     There are two ways to manage your building types:

·       Within the toolbar directly above the Navigation pane, click the Manage Building Types button.

·       Within the Actions pane, click the Manage Building Types link.

     With either option, the Manage Building Types window opens.

5.     Click the building type you want to modify. Type the new information and click the Save button on the ribbon.

6.     To change another building type repeat Step #3.

7.     Within the Actions ribbon group, click the Save (to save and stay) to continue working with building types, or click Save & Close (to save and exit) to return to the Building list.

Deleting a Building Type

Keep in mind that to delete a building type, all buildings assigned to the type must first be associated with another type.

1.     Click the Facilities menu.

2.     In the Navigation pane, click Buildings.

3.     There are two ways to manage your building types:

·       Within the toolbar directly above the Navigation pane, click the Manage Building Types button.

·       Within the Actions pane, click the Manage Building Types link.

4.     With either option, the Manage Building Types window opens. There are two ways to select the type to delete:

·       Right-click the record selector box (located just left of the name) and box, click Delete.

·       Highlight the name in the list and within the Actions ribbon group click the Delete button.

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

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

6.     If you do not want to delete the building type, right-click the record to access a pop-up menu. From the pop-up, click Undelete.

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

8.     Within the Actions ribbon group, click the Save (to save and stay) to continue working with building types, or click Save & Close (to save and exit) to return to the Building list.

 

 

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