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Defining a building to be viewed in Planet
• Define a building in RF-vu including the Longitude, Latitude in WGS 84 format. • Import a Layout plan. • Define a horizontal surface over the layout to be used as a building contour. • Right click on the horizontal surface to set it as a building contour to be used in Planet. • The layout plan chosen’s icon will change color in the plans info tab indicating that is now being used as the building contour for this particular building. • Adjust the reference point on the layout plan corresponding with where the Longitude and Latitude reading was taken. • To be able to view the donor sector feeding the in-building system within Planet we must enter the Donor site information when defining a system in RF-vu. • It is important to use the same Technology, Site ID, and Sector ID that is used in Planet of the donor site in these fields within the system definition in RF-vu. • The donor antenna must be connected to an in-building DAS, and at least one antenna of the DAS has to be on a Layout Plan of the Building being mapped. • Save the current RF-vu project to the defined folder, which Planet will use to locate the indoor projects. Notes: • In the event where a horizontal surface is not defined in RF-vu, a building pictogram will be displayed in Planet. • The annex below details how to perform the abovementioned steps using screenshots.
Viewing a building in Mentum’s Planet
• • • • Open Mentum’s Planet. Select and open a Planet project file. In the Project Explorer select Project Data Choose the folder Indoor Projects Show folder: allows for the definition of the location of the RF-vu projects Import: allows for an individual import of projects or the ability to import all projects. View: will toggle the display or not display of the projects. • Once a project has been imported, we have the ability to launch it in RF-vu or view it on the map by right clicking on it in the Indoor projects folder and selecting view. • If the Planet Donor site information has been define in an RF-vu system, when displaying the in-building site within Planet there is the ability to also see a vector showing which sector is feeding the off air system.
Note: • The annex below details how to perform the abovementioned steps using screenshots. • Detailed instruction of visualizing an RF-vu project within Planet are also found in the Planet help document.
Defining a building in RF-vu Defining Layout Plans Defining a Building Contour in RF-vu Defining a Scale on a Layout Plan Definition of a Donor site in RF-vu to be viewed in Planet Viewing an RF-vu project in Planet
Defining a building in RF-vu Building Configuration
In a project, layout plans can be grouped under buildings. The order of the buildings in the project and also the order of the layout plans (floors) can be configured using the up & down arrows.
1. From the Plans Info window, select the Building icon to add a Building 4. Move the Building up and down using these 2 arrow icons.
Press this icon to see the Building Properties. You can rename or set the Reference point coordinates of a Building. Longitude/Latitudes are in WGS 84 format
Select the Building and press this icon if you want to delete a Building.
3. Select a Layout plan and drag it toward the Building to assign the layout plan to that Building
2. Select a Building then press F2 to rename and press Enter to confirm the change Or Right click a building name to edit
Defining Layout Plans Import a Layout Plan as 2D image
1. Open Plans Info window 3a. Enter plan name
2. Select New Layout Plan
3b. Custom text will appear in the Title block of the layout plan
4. Locate the Layout Plan
RF-vu supports numerous types of graphic formats as the following
7. Choose color type for the image and click Open
5. Select your plan file (any types of images, PDF or DWG) 6. You can choose how your image is imported in RF-VU if you wish to make it fit in your page choose one of the following from the drop down
Import a Layout Plan in 3D with walls
RF-vu allows you to add walls onto your layout plans using 3 different methods: - CAD file import - Pixel Converter for all the image types (.jpg, .bmp, .gif, etc.) or - Free-hand drawing.
1. Prediction 2. Import walls
Formatted: Bullets and Numbering
3. Select the CAD file to import (*.dwg)
Formatted: Bullets and Numbering
4. Click Open
5. You then select the layers that will represent your walls in RF-Vu.
6. You then choose how you want the walls to be assigned for each layer
7. Depending on the previous Material assignation, you will be asked each layer or all layers with a material defined in the database
If the Autocad file does not contain height information about the layers, you then need to select a desired height for those 2D objects. IMPORTANT: Please note that the height will not be higher than the value you have in RF-Vu. You will need to set it in your Plan or project properties (See section E below)
Once walls are imported into RF-vu, you will be able to remove unneeded layers from your layout plan using the Wall simplification tool.
Defining a Building Contour in RF-vu Reference point definition
The reference point allows the user to define the location in the building where the Longitude/Latitude in WGS 84 were taken to properly reference the building in Planet as well as the X-axis north offset. Typically by default the reference point is located at the top left corner of the layout plan. To move the reference point simply right click and unlock it and drag it to the desired location. Once the point is in the desired location, simply right click and lock it in place. It is also possible to modify the building location properties by double clicking on the reference point. nt.
Double clicking on the reference point will open up the Building properties menu.
1. Place the building reference point at the location where the Longitude/Latitude coordinates of the building where taken. 2. Right click and choose lock reference point.
Horizontal Surface definition
To visualize the building contour in Mentum’s Planet you will need to create a horizontal surface over the contour of a typical Layout Plan or floor. In the event where this in not defined a pictogram depicting the building will be displayed.
1. For example in a 3D prediction you would need to create a floor as an object
2. The next step would be to create your floor on the layout plan
Building Polygon definition
To define a particular layout plan as the building polygon we must select a Layout Plan, right click over the horizontal surface defined and choose Set will change color in as building polygon. The layout plan chosen’s icon the plans info tab indicating that is now being used as the building contour for this particular building.
1. Choose Set as building polygon
Defining a Scale on a Layout Plan Scale Configuration on a Layout Plan
A scale must be set on the Layout Plan that will be used to define the building contour. Set Scale with a Layout Plan Image
1. Select a Layout Plan and click Plan Properties 2. Set a scale on a Layout Plan
4. Automatic (requires a scale to be set) or Manual cable length calculation modes
3. Allow a Layout Plan size & position to be locked on the screen
6. Set Part ID variable for all components which are assigned to this floor plan. Refer to section Error! 7. If you source not found. Referencewant to bypass the default 3D heights in your project properties you can do it here
5. Accounts for vertical and horizontal drops for cable going through several Layout Plans (can be confirmed for each individual cable as well)
It is also possible to lock the Layout Plan’s size and position on the screen by doing a right-click from the context when the cursor is positioned over the Layout Plan:
Once the user has pressed the “Configure scale” button, these steps must be followed: RF-vu allows to set the scale in the plan properties or Set scale directly on the layout plan using a ruler.
1. Add a layout plan and open the Plan properties
4. Select Automatic to obtain Cable Length Calculation
2. Select Config button to set scale
3. In the Scale configuration, locate the vector and set its distance then click OK to confirm the scale
1. On the Layout plan, select Ruler and draw the desired setting scale. 2. Double click to open the line properties
3. Enter the length value and set the unit
4. Press Set horizontal and vertical scale and click OK to confirm the selection.
Setting scale of a layout plan using Ruler is helpful when you import walls directly from an AutoCAD file.
Definition of a Donor site in RF-vu to be viewed in Planet Donor site definition
To be able to view the donor sector feeding the in-building system within Planet, we must enter the Donor site information while defining a system in RF-vu using the System Wizard. It is important to use the same Technology, Site ID, and Sector ID that is used in Planet of the donor site in these fields within the system definition in RF-vu. Note: The donor antenna in RF-vu must be connected to an in-building DAS, and at least one antenna of the DAS has to be on a Layout Plan of the Building being mapped.
1. Choose the same Technology that is being used for the donor site in Planet.
4. The coordinates of the Donor site are optional. 2. Set the Site ID as defined in Planet.
3. Set the Sector ID as defined in Planet
Viewing an RF-vu project in Planet Importing and viewing an RF-vu project in Planet oject
1. Open Planet. 2. Open a Planet project file.
Select Project Data from the Project Explorer.
4. Under the Indoor Project folder select Import.
5. Choose import all projects from specified folder or a selection.
6. Once the project has been imported to the Indoor Projects folder right click to View it or launch the project in RFvu
RF-vu in-building site