Author Archives: Timothy Medearis

Baseline Replacement Cost

As one can imagine, it’s very difficult to forecast asset management budgets for thousands of underground pipes on a yearly basis. InfoMaster’s Baseline Replacement Cost tool simplifies this forecast to give users an easy to use tool to get an … Continue reading

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System vs. Project Databases

Often when starting an InfoMaster project and even when opening a project you have consistently worked with, the difference between the “System” and “Project” databases can be confusing. Let’s try to shed some light on this possible confusion. When creating a new … Continue reading

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“Special” InfoMaster Fields

One of the best features in InfoMaster is its flexibility in terms of leveraging GIS data and the ArcGIS data structure.  95% of the time, clients can apply data fields in whatever way they specify.  However, there are some fields … Continue reading

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Project Bundling – Post Rehab Plan

At the end of running a rehab flowchart, the rehab summary report is generated which shows the assigned rehab action for each pipe. However, many utilities and engineering consultants do not perform rehab actions on an individual pipe basis, but … Continue reading

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Importing Custom Service Requests, Inspections, etc.

Many times, our clients will have custom inspection data for assets and will want to bring that information into InfoMaster.  Because InfoMaster is extremely flexible with both GIS and tabular data, there are lots of ways of doing this, but the technique … Continue reading

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Exporting Map Themes from InfoMaster

One of the main benefits of InfoMaster is the ability to leverage all of the different applications already within ArcMap.  Because InfoMaster is completely built within the geodatabase structure, all InfoMaster data is also ArcGIS data.  This makes it very … Continue reading

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CoFs & LoFs: Pie Charts and Risk Weights

Ever wonder how the LOF and COF Contribution Pie Charts  are generated in InfoMaster?  If so, read on! The percentages are calculated when InfoMaster sums the total COFs and LOFs in the risk report.

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The Relationships between Rehab Tables

In InfoMaster, there are five special tables to help users go from defect codes to costs for completing rehab actions. These five tables can be found under the main InfoMaster dropdown:

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Failure Modeling In InfoMaster 8.0

Along with many more subtle updates to InfoMaster 8.0, what used to be called Reliability Analysis in InfoMaster has now been upgraded and renamed as Failure and Deterioration Modeling. The Failure/Deterioration tools in InfoMaster allow users to select from a … Continue reading

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InfoMaster Advanced Reports – User Guide

InfoMaster’s Advanced Report and Report Designer options create a powerful tool for users wanting to convey specific InfoMaster results. These tools allow total customization for how an analysis can be displayed, as well as allowing users to perform other analysis … Continue reading

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