Cartegraph provides the ability to track an asset and its location, attributes, and Tasks. Some assets are related to other assets and it is valuable to see those related assets and their details. The Linked assets feature’s benefit is interacting with the current asset and its linked assets.
NOTE: Standard asset connections are supported by Cartegraph AMS, but building new connections requires an enterprise license.
There are three general ways assets are linked:
Each asset is linked to each other to form a network of connected assets. For example:
- Water distribution network: Pipes, Laterals, Hydrants, Valves, Fittings, etc.
- Sewer network: Mains, Laterals, Manholes, Treatment facilities, etc.
An asset references a linked asset. For example:
- Sign on a support
- Lateral off a main
- Guard rail on a pavement segment
Assets are standalone, but are related through a physical component or geographical area. For example:
- Facilities with HVAC units, elevators, lighting, fire suppression equipment, etc.
- Parks with ball fields, parking lots, playground equipment, trees, etc.
- Signal cabinet with many subcomponents: circuit boards, conflict monitors, etc.
In Cartegraph there are two ways to link assets: through the map or a list. In the map view linked assets in the context of the current record. In the list view the attributes of many assets at one time. Together, both of these views give a full picture of an asset and its linked assets.