Tuesday: Field Design – Learn the basics of the Partner Map Viewer and the core functions of Partner Field Design such as job creation and how to properly design in Partner FD.
Wednesday: Field Design Part 2 – Day two of Partner Field Design training focuses on FD features and functionality such as Manage Alternatives, Job Attachments and Staking with GPS.
Thursday: Advanced Field Design – Attendees will work through complex exercises and drills designed to answer specific questions that have arisen from their experiences with Partner. Prior to attending, participants will be asked to submit various challenges they are encountering with field design, which will be addressed during this session.
*Class requirements: a laptop with a copy of your utility’s current viewer.
Tuesday – Wednesday: Essential Map Publisher – This course explores the configuration and maintenance of maps and data using the Map Publisher. This training expands student knowledge and use of the software including configuring and maintaining the Map Publisher. Attendees of this session will leave with a sound understanding of how to make better maps for their utility.
Thursday: Advanced Map Publisher – Practice makes perfect! This advanced course will provide a limited medium to make changes to a copy of your current Map Publisher. With the assistance of Partner technicians, students will get an opportunity to employ some skills learned in the Map Publisher course (time permitting) and have the opportunity to observe other peers as they make changes to their utility’s maps. Attendance to the Essential Map Publisher is a prerequisite for this course.
*Class requirements: a laptop with a copy of your utility’s current Map Publisher and 3 utility-desired changes to the production Map Publisher.
DISTRIBUTION INSPECTION, VEGETATION MANAGEMENT, AND DAMAGE ASSESSMENT
Tuesday: Distribution Inspection – Identify techniques to speed up the processes necessary for inputting your inspections. End users will be trained on application utilization for both the desktop and iOS devices. Learn the best practices for inspecting and filtering to quickly, efficiently and easily access your data. Attendees will come away from this session with a new respect for the Filter Table and how to track data and spot trends across thousands of inspections.
Wednesday: Vegetation Management – Make sense of your utility’s specific cycles for spraying chemical, clearing feeders or hitting hot spots conveniently in the Partner Map Viewer. Learn different methods of mapping vegetation to create an effective vegetation cycle using the desktop application and iOS devices. Attendees will also be shown how to master filter table techniques so that providing reports is a breeze.
Thursday – First Half of the Day: Damage Assessment – Now that Damage Assessment is also available on iOS devices, it is easier to gather information rapidly in the field. Class participants will learn how to quickly report damage and provide updates. Attendees will also learn how to create filers and export data to generate reports showing the damage during an event.
Thursday -Second Half of the Day: Advanced Filter Table Usage – Conceived with power users in mind, this session will focus on building complex queries and getting the most out of the filter table. Join us for a deep dive that will examine the many possibilities of what can be done with your inspection data once your have gathered it in the field.
*Class requirements: a laptop with a copy of your utility’s current Map Publisher and 3 utility-desired changes to the production Map Publisher
Tuesday: Partner FIeld Design Configuration Manager – Learn to get the most out of Field Design’s Job Management on Partner Web with lots of back-of-house features. Attendees will learn how to create Partner Web users and groups, assign jobs, set permissions, and many other management functions. The class reviews the web-based Configuration Manager that controls form functionality in the Field Design and Job Management systems. Additional topics covered include creating header fields and job information tabs, creating and updating unit and material data, the filter tree, and cost estimate data.
Wednesday: Field Design Workshop – This session will expand on the information learned during the Configuration Manager workshop. Learn how to diagram your utility’s workflow, and then transfer this into the Partner Web database queries and permission controls needed to track a work order from creation to close-out. The class will work through a sample workflow and queries, and discuss specific workflow scenarios from sample data and real-world examples, including integrated accounting and inventory management systems. All classroom materials (computer, handouts, etc.) will be provided.
Thursday: Asteri GNSS 101 and UtiliPad Training with Tri-Global – This course will cover the brand new Asteri Global Navigation Satellite Systems product line. Learn about the latest innovations in GNSS and how to use it directly into Partner Field Design or Tri-Global UtiliPad. The course will cover Differential GNSS, Real-Time Network corrections through NTRIP services, and even new PPP satellite services. Additionally, we will review, usage and maintenance of the Asteri line. Later in the morning, learn the basics of utilizing UtiliPad for collection of Partner Staking information and discover tips and tricks for importing into Field Design (Including the new direct UtiliPad integration).