Is the left side of the screen just for visualizing map elements, or is it used when setting up optimizations?
The toggles on the left side of the screen are used exclusively for data visualization (for example, to visualize selected Fibers and Network Equipment).
Why is the data selection greyed out? Why can’t I change it?
Data and Resource Selection sections become greyed out when the plan has been run and its settings are locked in place.
To unlock the selection, user may Create a New Plan to start new plan setup from scratch, or Modify existing plan to refine its settings before rerunning optimization.
What does the heatmap precision slider do?
The slider controls the relative granularity of the displayed locations within the heatmap.
Can I edit service area boundaries?
Yes. To edit the service area boundaries of a service layer first navigate to settings/gear icon on the right-hand panel. On the Service Layer row select the layer you would like to modify and click the edit button. You will be brought to the Edit Service Layer panel. Click on the service area on the map. It will turn magenta, and the vertices will be highlighted with white circles. Click a circle to select a vertex. To move it click and drag the cursor. To delete a vertex select it and then either press the delete button on your keyboard or right click and select “delete”. Once you have completed all edits for this polygon click the “Save service area properties” button. You can now proceed to select and edit another boundary, or finish editing service layer by clicking “commit” button.
Note: this process will change the boundaries for all users accessing this service layer.
To learn more, you can refer to our Drawing and Editing Service Areas tutorial.
If you would like to “temporarily” modify the boundary just for your plan, see the question below.
Can I temporarily edit my service area boundary without impacting the global data layer i.e., change it only for my plan?
Yes. You must first create and save a new plan with a name. You can then use the “Edit Plan Service Area” utility from the top menu tools bar to edit the boundary for the service area you will use in the plan. Select the service area you wish to edit (it may take a moment to initialize). The boundary will turn from green to magenta and editable vertices will be displayed as white circles. Click to select a vertex. To move it click and drag the cursor. To delete a vertex select it and then either press the delete button on your keyboard or right click and select “delete”. Once you have completed your edits hit the “Save New Boundary” button. The new service area boundary is now saved only in the context of your plan.