Overview

Alloy includes a variety of different ways to select and view item details. You can view items with geometry (e.g. jobs and assets) in layers overlaid on the map. Items without geometry (e.g. lookup options and budgets) can be located using modules (cards) or through the search panel.

Viewing an item

All items can be found using the search panel. When you select the item from the search panel you can view the details of the selected item in the Item details panel.

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The selected item is also highlighted on the map with a halo around the item icon.

The Item details panel includes some or all of the following pages of information that you can access using the tab bar:

  • General - basic item details including status, these are displayed by default, see editing items.
  • Attachments - where an item can include attachments you can see documents or images relating to the item.
  • Audit - timeline of all changes made to the item in Alloy.
  • Defects - where an item can have defects reported against it then they are listed and you can view and access the defect items. You can also create defects associated with the item, see Creating defects.
  • Geometry - if the item has geometry it is displayed in geometry editor and can be edited, see editing item geometry.
  • Inspections - where an item can have inspections reported against it then they are listed and you can view and access the inspection items. You can also add inspections to the item, see Creating inspections.
  • Jobs - where an item can have jobs assigned to it then they are listed and you can view and access the job items. You can also add jobs to the item, see Creating jobs.
  • Networks - where an item is associated with a network you can view and access the network.
  • Parents - where an item is a component or associated with another item, e.g. jobs, inspections then the parent items are listed.
  • Reports - where an item can include reports that are associated with the item you can view and access the reports
  • Referenced items - this only appears for network items and lists items that are referenced by the network and you can view and access the items.
  • Schedules - this allows you view any schedules associated with the item or add schedules to the item, see Creating schedules.

The action bar allows you to manage many of the item details, see Action bar.

Note

The pages you see depend on the type of items selected. Do not see the page you need? Contact your administrator for assistance.

Selecting an item from the map

You can select an individual item from the map and view its details. This procedure applies only to items that have geometry and have been associated with a layer.

  1. Select a layer to view on the map. See Viewing layers.
  2. Zoom in until the layer shows icons representing separate items.
  3. Select an item icon to open the Item details panel on the right.

    When you select an item for viewing you are also provided with a graph button at the top of the map area, see Item graphs.

  4. The General tab is displayed by default, use the Tab bar to view other details of the selected item. The item details that are available depend on the item design.

  5. You can now edit the item if you need to, see editing items.

Selecting an item from a group of items

There are instances when multiple items share the same location on the map, for example, an asset may have one or more defects, jobs or inspections associated with it, these would share the location of the original item. Alloy indicates that an item location may overlap with other items using the following icon:

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When you select this icon, Alloy displays the top most item in the Item details panel on the right. At the same time a callout appears next to the item with a list of the items located at the same location. The callout displays up to five items, if there are more you can scroll the list within the callout.

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You can select any item within the list to display the details of the item in the Item details panel.

Selecting from a cluster of items

Where a layer contains many items that are close together, for example street lights or waste bins, when the map is zoomed out the system clusters items to avoid cluttering up the map. To select an item from a cluster proceed as follows:

  1. Select a layer to view on the map and zoom in until the layer shows icons representing clusters of items, the number in the icon identifies how many items are within a cluster.

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  1. Select on a cluster of items and the map zoom level adjusts to either show smaller clusters (depending on the previous zoom level) or to show each individual item in the cluster.

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  1. You can now select an item directly to view the details in the Item details panel on the right.

Selecting multiple items from the map

When you start the process of creating defects, inspections, job or projects you are required to select one or more assets. Alloy allows you to assign defects, inspections, jobs and projects against multiple items at the same time.

Note

You can preselect one or more assets before starting any activity and Alloy will include the selected assets in the activity process.

  1. Ensure the layer is active for the activity types that you want to select, see Layers panel.
  2. Zoom in until the layer shows icons representing separate items.
  3. Select the draw area tool. This allows you to draw a marquee around the icons that you want to select.

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  1. A placing icon appears under the cursor. Move the cursor to the starting location for the line required and click the cursor to place the first node of the polygon. A new placing icon appears under the cursor, as you move the cursor away from the first node, a dotted line appears connecting the first node to the placing icon.
  2. Repeat the process, placing a node every time you need to change direction to encompass items.

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  1. Ensure the polygon you have drawn encompasses all the items that you want to select. Double click the last icon to complete the polygon.
  2. The selected items will appear in the Item details panel on the right of the map.

    You can now start your activity process, for example creating defects, see Creating defects.

    The button alongside each item allows you to remove the item from the list.

    When you select step for defects, inspections and jobs or step for projects the selected items will appear in the left hand page.

    You can proceed with the activity for the selected items.