Product Training Syllabus

Using Smallworld Physical Network Inventory

Using Smallworld Physical Network Inventory
What will I learn from this course?

The course normally includes the following four modules: Introducing Physical Network Inventory; Cable Routing; Rack Mounted Equipment; Fibre Optics. Some additional modules are also available for coaxial cable, copper cable and the line of count mechanism. The introduction provides a general overview of PNI functionality.

The cable routing module teaches how to route any type of overhead and underground cable structure. The RME module teaches how to plan, design and maintain inside-plant rack mounted equipment. Subsequent modules model and maintain various network types.

Who Should Attend?

Users (All modules)

Configurers (Introduction)

Administrators (Introduction)

Data modellers (Introduction)



Initially no experience of Smallworld Core product or any application is required. After the introduction all subsequent modules require the introduction. All modules related to cable media require knowledge of the introduction and cable routing modules

Course Duration

5 Days

Course Objectives

After the courses, the student will be able to:

Construct aerial and underground routing conduits, ducts and manholes

Route and connect cables

Place buildings and equipment

Enter specifications

Associate specifications

Assemble and place RME templates

Course Agenda

Introducing Physical Network Inventory
- Introduction
- Overview
- Getting started
- Design Jobs
- Changing the view
- Objects and geometry
- Trail and geometry
- Information Retrieval
- Manipulating objects
- Design Reports
- Specifications
- Schematics
- Plotting
- Conflicts
- Landbase

Cable Routing
- Introduction
- Strand and structure
- Viewing strand and structure
- Conduits and ducts

Rack Mounted Equipment
- Introduction
- Suggested RME Implementation
- Managing hubs
- Managing MDU's
- Managing terminal enclosures
- Placing RME
- RME Templates
- Creating equipment connections
- Managing RME records
- Viewing RME installations
- RME specifications

Fibre Optics
- Introduction
- As Built placement
- Placing a hub
- Placing fibre routing
- Figure of eight / slack loop
- Optical splice closure
- Optical node
- Fibre connections
- Understanding optical internals
- Splice closure internals
- Optical node internals
- Tracing fibre networks
- Fibre bundle number schemes
- Fibre bundle and sheath specifications
- Fibre equipment specifications
- Optical node specifications
- Optical property specifications
- Additional exercises

Coaxial Cable
- Introduction
- Managing Segmentation
- As-Built Drafting and association conventions
- Posting RF as-built Equipment
- Network Tracing
- Specification Management
- Amplifier Specifications
- Distribution Equipment Specifications
- Optical Node Specifications
- Coaxial Power and Monitor Specifications
- Coaxial Specifications Setup
- Basic Coaxial device Specifications
- Making Port Associations

Copper Cable
- Introduction
- Placing copper cable
- Copper splice setup
- Placing copper cable related objects
- Copper line of count
- Throws and ripples
- Managing in-line equipment
- Terminal enclosures placement
- Creating interface groups
- CRV setup
- Telephone number assignment
- Port association setup
- Copper connections
- Tracing the Network
- Generating copper reporting
- Copper specifications

Optional parts
- Line of Count
- Schematics
- Radio transmission