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  • 1. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.0 Version 5.1 iBwave Design User Manual 1
  • 2. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 iBwave Solutions – Copyright Information Confidential– All Rights Reserved The information contained herein is the property of iBwave Solutions and is strictly confidential. Except as expressly authorized in writing by iBwave Solutions, the holder shall keep all information confidential, shall disclose it only to its employees with a need to know, and shall protect it, in whole or in part, from disclosure and dissemination to third parties with the same degree of care protect its own confidential information, but with no less than reasonable care. Except as expressly authorized in writing by iBwave Solutions, the holder is granted no rights to use the information herein. Information is subject to change without notice. iBwave Solutions reserves the right to make changes in design or components as progress in engineering and manufacturing may warrant. iBwave Design User Manual 2
  • 3. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Table of Contents 1. ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT ............................................................................................................................. 9 1.0. 2. INTRODUCTION TO IBWAVE DESIGN ...................................................................................................... 9 2.1. 2.2. 2.3. 2.4. 2.5. 2.6. 2.7. 2.8. 2.9. 2.10. 2.11. 2.12. 2.13. 2.14. 3. REVISION HISTORY .................................................................................................................................... 9 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS .......................................................................................................................... 10 INSTALLING IBWAVE DESIGN .................................................................................................................. 11 INSTALLING IBWAVE PROPAGATION ........................................................................................................ 17 LAUNCH IBWAVE DESIGN ........................................................................................................................ 22 STARTUP PAGE ........................................................................................................................................ 22 WORKSPACE CONFIGURATION ................................................................................................................. 23 TOOLS OPTIONS ....................................................................................................................................... 25 GENERAL ................................................................................................................................................. 25 PLAN AND COMPONENT DELETION .......................................................................................................... 28 DATABASE SYNCHRONIZATION ............................................................................................................... 28 PREFERRED PARTS ................................................................................................................................... 29 IMAGE COMPRESSION .............................................................................................................................. 30 PROXY ..................................................................................................................................................... 32 GRID ........................................................................................................................................................ 33 DESIGN PLAN ................................................................................................................................................. 34 3.1. CREATE A NEW PROJECT ......................................................................................................................... 34 3.2. PROJECT PROPERTIES ............................................................................................................................... 35 3.2.1 Project – Design Information.............................................................................................................. 35 3.2.2 Preferences - General ......................................................................................................................... 35 3.2.3 Company Information ......................................................................................................................... 36 3.2.4 Preferences - Units.............................................................................................................................. 37 3.2.5 Preferences – Part ID ......................................................................................................................... 38 3.2.6 Preferences - Security (Password Protection) .................................................................................... 42 3.2.7 Preferences – Layers........................................................................................................................... 43 3.2.8 Calculations – General and Back-Off Factor ..................................................................................... 45 3.2.9 Calculations – CDMA / W-CDMA Technologies................................................................................ 46 3.2.10 Calculations – Mobile Signal.............................................................................................................. 47 3.2.11 Calculations – Building....................................................................................................................... 48 3.2.12 EMF Limits ......................................................................................................................................... 49 3.2.13 Calculations – Prediction ................................................................................................................... 49 3.2.14 Calculations – Data Collection........................................................................................................... 49 3.2.15 Propagation Models............................................................................................................................ 50 3.3. ADD SYSTEMS.......................................................................................................................................... 53 3.3.1 Off-air System with Measured RSSI .................................................................................................... 54 3.3.2 Off-Air System with Donor Base Station............................................................................................. 56 3.3.3 Design with Off-Air systems – Donor antenna.................................................................................... 58 3.3.4 Base Station Sector ............................................................................................................................. 61 3.3.5 Radio Transceiver ............................................................................................................................... 62 3.3.6 CDMA Configuration.......................................................................................................................... 64 3.3.7 Technologies and Frequency Bands Supported .................................................................................. 64 3.3.8 Multi Source........................................................................................................................................ 65 3.3.9 Creating Antenna Contours for Multi Source ..................................................................................... 66 3.3.10 How to Create a Propagation Analysis without a DAS for Wi-Fi or Pico Cells................................. 66 3.3.11 Creating a Best Server Map for Multi Source (Propagation Module required) ................................ 67 3.3.12 How to Create a Propagation Analysis without a DAS for Wi-Fi or Pico Cells (PREDICTION) ...... 67 iBwave Design User Manual 3
  • 4. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.3.13 3.4. 3.5. 3.5.1 3.5.2 3.5.3 3.5.4 3.5.5 3.5.6 3.5.7 3.5.8 3.5.9 3.5.10 3.5.11 3.5.12 3.5.13 3.5.14 3.5.15 3.5.16 3.5.17 3.5.18 3.5.19 3.5.20 3.5.21 3.5.22 3.5.23 3.6. 3.6.1 3.6.2 3.6.3 3.7. 3.8. 3.9. 3.10. 3.11. 3.12. 3.13. 3.14. 3.15. 3.16. 4. Designing using IP Backbone Components ........................................................................................ 68 REMOVE A SYSTEM .................................................................................................................................. 68 ADD COMPONENTS AND CUSTOMIZE PARTID.......................................................................................... 69 Adding Components using the Parts Toolbox ..................................................................................... 69 Adding and Searching for Components using the Component Browser ............................................. 70 Customize Part’s Information ............................................................................................................. 72 Components’ Placement and Interconnection..................................................................................... 75 Automatic Jumper Allocation.............................................................................................................. 77 Modify a Cable.................................................................................................................................... 78 Shape a Cable ..................................................................................................................................... 79 Reshape a Cable by Cable Style.......................................................................................................... 79 Cable ID and Cable Length ................................................................................................................ 80 Reset Labels Location ......................................................................................................................... 81 Cable Relocation................................................................................................................................. 82 Clone Stamp Tool................................................................................................................................ 83 Automated Part Positioning ................................................................................................................ 83 Undo.................................................................................................................................................... 85 Select all Components per Layout Plan .............................................................................................. 86 Select all Identical Components .......................................................................................................... 87 Add Shapes, Lines, Text Boxes ............................................................................................................ 87 Inverse Through / Tap Splitter Ports................................................................................................... 89 Bi-directional Splitter / Filter ............................................................................................................. 89 Rotate a Component............................................................................................................................ 90 Mirror a Component ........................................................................................................................... 90 Rotate Objects ..................................................................................................................................... 91 Flip Objects......................................................................................................................................... 92 DATA VIEW FILTER WINDOW ................................................................................................................... 93 Data View Filter Selection .................................................................................................................. 94 Data View Filter in Design Plan mode ............................................................................................... 95 Data View Filter in Layout Plan mode ............................................................................................... 96 SHOW / HIDE CALCULATION AND CABLE LENGTH LABELS ..................................................................... 97 PART INFO WINDOW ................................................................................................................................. 98 DEBUG MESSAGE LIST WINDOW .............................................................................................................. 98 LAYERS INFO WINDOW .......................................................................................................................... 101 CONNECTOR TYPE AND GENDER VALIDATION ...................................................................................... 102 CONNECTOR VALIDATIONS AND CALCULATIONS .................................................................................. 103 FIBER CONNECTORS............................................................................................................................... 103 JUMPER LOSS ......................................................................................................................................... 103 RELIABLE CALCULATIONS ..................................................................................................................... 104 DESIGN PLAN ORGANIZER ..................................................................................................................... 104 BUILDINGS .................................................................................................................................................... 107 4.1. BUILDING CONFIGURATION ................................................................................................................... 107 4.2. BUILDING PROPERTIES ........................................................................................................................... 108 4.3. BUILDING – EXPORT TO GOOGLE EARTH ............................................................................................... 109 Manual Entry of building coordinates: ............................................................................................. 109 4.3.1 4.3.2 Automatic Positioning and Scaling using KML file .......................................................................... 112 5. LAYOUT PLANS ........................................................................................................................................... 116 5.1. IMPORT A LAYOUT PLAN ....................................................................................................................... 116 5.1.1 Layout Plan file – (*.dwg )................................................................................................................ 117 5.2. CONFIGURE SCALE ON A LAYOUT PLAN ................................................................................................ 118 5.2.1 Set Scale with a Layout Plan Image.................................................................................................. 118 5.2.2 Same Horizontal & Vertical Scale .................................................................................................... 119 iBwave Design User Manual 4
  • 5. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.2.3 5.2.4 5.2.5 5.3. 5.3.1 5.3.2 5.4. 5.5. 5.6. 5.6.1 5.7. 5.8. 5.9. 5.10. 5.11. 5.11.1 5.11.2 5.11.3 5.11.4 5.11.5 5.11.6 5.11.7 5.11.8 5.11.9 5.12. 5.12.1 5.12.2 5.12.3 5.13. 5.13.1 5.13.2 5.14. 5.15. 5.16. 6. Different Horizontal & Vertical Scale............................................................................................... 120 Set Scale without a Layout Image ..................................................................................................... 121 Layout Plan’s Image Adjustment (Option B see 4.1 for Option a).................................................... 123 ADD COMPONENTS ONTO A LAYOUT PLAN ............................................................................................ 124 Push Components from Design Plan to Layout Plan ........................................................................ 124 Pull Components from Design Plan onto Layout Plan ..................................................................... 125 POSITION COMPONENTS ONTO LAYOUT PLAN ....................................................................................... 126 AUTOMATED PARTS POSITIONING ......................................................................................................... 127 DISPLAY INFORMATION ONTO LAYOUT PLAN ........................................................................................ 127 Show / Hide Cable Length Labels ..................................................................................................... 127 DUPLICATE PLAN ................................................................................................................................... 128 DELETE A LAYOUT PLAN ....................................................................................................................... 130 SHORT-CUT TO PLAN PROPERTIES ......................................................................................................... 131 SHOW DESIGN / LAYOUT SIBLING .......................................................................................................... 132 DESIGN ON LAYOUT PLANS ................................................................................................................... 132 Add a System ..................................................................................................................................... 133 Remove a System ............................................................................................................................... 133 Add Components and Interconnect them........................................................................................... 134 Shape Cables..................................................................................................................................... 134 Add Shapes, Lines, and Text Boxes ................................................................................................... 135 Inverse Through / Tap Splitter Ports................................................................................................. 135 Inverse Direction of Splitters and Filter ........................................................................................... 135 Data View Filters .............................................................................................................................. 136 Show Predicted Antenna Contour ..................................................................................................... 136 VIA CONFIGURATION ............................................................................................................................. 137 Add a pair of Via ............................................................................................................................... 138 Multiple Via....................................................................................................................................... 140 Via and Cable Length Calculations .................................................................................................. 141 MEASUREMENT TOOLS ........................................................................................................................... 142 Ruler.................................................................................................................................................. 142 Area Calculator................................................................................................................................. 144 LAYERS IN LAYOUT PLAN ...................................................................................................................... 145 ADDING ANNOTATION PINS ................................................................................................................... 146 ADDING NOTES, PICTURES, AUDIO OR VIDEO TO ANNOTATION PIN:....................................................... 147 PROPAGATION MODULE.......................................................................................................................... 149 6.1. 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.1.4 6.1.5 6.1.6 6.2. 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3. 6.4. 6.5. 6.5.1 6.6. 6.6.1 INDOOR PREDICTION MENU ................................................................................................................... 149 Prediction Properties within Project Properties............................................................................... 149 Advanced........................................................................................................................................... 150 Color Schemes................................................................................................................................... 151 Indoor Propagation Models .............................................................................................................. 153 Dominant Path Model ....................................................................................................................... 153 Empirical – COST 231 – Multi Wall Model...................................................................................... 155 PREDICT SUB-MENU ............................................................................................................................... 156 Default Configuration on current plan ............................................................................................. 157 Default Configuration ....................................................................................................................... 157 Entire Configuration ......................................................................................................................... 157 Selected transmitter(s) on plan ......................................................................................................... 157 PREDICTION PANEL ................................................................................................................................ 158 OUTPUT MAP CONFIGURATION.............................................................................................................. 159 BEST SERVER MAPS ............................................................................................................................... 161 Best Server per Antenna.................................................................................................................... 164 EDITING COLOR SCHEMES FOR PREDICTION LEGENDS .......................................................................... 167 Display results in percentage............................................................................................................ 167 iBwave Design User Manual 5
  • 6. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.6.2 Editing Legend for Best server map .................................................................................................. 170 6.7. SELECTED TRANSMITTER(S) .................................................................................................................. 172 6.8. INDOOR PREDICTION RESULTS PERSISTENCE ......................................................................................... 173 6.9. SAVING PREDICTION RESULTS ............................................................................................................... 173 6.10. CLEAR PREDICTION RESULTS ................................................................................................................ 173 6.11. EXPORT / IMPORT PREDICTION DATA (PROJECT DATA) ......................................................................... 174 6.11.1 Export Prediction Data ..................................................................................................................... 174 6.11.2 Import Prediction Data ..................................................................................................................... 175 6.11.3 Calculating the Antenna Position in the Exported File..................................................................... 176 6.12. WALLS ................................................................................................................................................... 180 6.12.1 Import Walls from an AutoCAD file.................................................................................................. 180 6.12.2 Import Walls from a JPEG / BMP / GIF / TIFF file (Pixel Converter) ............................................ 184 6.12.3 Free-Hand Drawing Walls................................................................................................................ 192 6.12.4 Wall Manipulations........................................................................................................................... 194 6.12.5 Wall Properties ................................................................................................................................. 195 6.12.6 Wall Heights...................................................................................................................................... 196 6.12.7 Set Height for Selected Walls ............................................................................................................ 197 6.12.8 Walls Simplification .......................................................................................................................... 199 6.12.9 Draw walls around polygons or horizontal surfaces ........................................................................ 204 6.12.10 Draw walls around inclined surfaces................................................................................................ 204 6.13. IMPORT OUTDOOR PREDICTION ............................................................................................................. 205 6.13.1 Setting / Defining Building Polygon and Coordinates ...................................................................... 205 6.13.2 Importing Outdoor Prediction .......................................................................................................... 207 6.13.3 Visualizing the Imported Outdoor Map............................................................................................. 209 6.13.4 Color Schemes................................................................................................................................... 210 6.14. CALIBRATION MENU.............................................................................................................................. 212 6.14.1 Calibration Properties within Project Properties ............................................................................. 212 6.14.2 Calibration functionality ................................................................................................................... 213 6.14.3 Create Calibration Model with Manage Models............................................................................... 214 6.14.4 Define Calibration model for antenna in the Assign Models ............................................................ 217 6.15. OBJECTS – HORIZONTAL SURFACE ........................................................................................................ 218 6.16. WALL HOLES ......................................................................................................................................... 219 6.17. INCLINED SURFACE ................................................................................................................................ 220 6.18. PREDICTION TOOLBAR ........................................................................................................................... 221 6.19. DISPLAYING PREDICTION RESULTS ........................................................................................................ 222 6.20. COMPLIANCE MAP ................................................................................................................................. 223 6.21. USING HORIZONTAL SURFACE TO SET THE PREDICTION AREA .............................................................. 224 AREA DEFINITION .................................................................................................................................. 224 6.22. 7. OPTIMIZATION MODULE......................................................................................................................... 226 7.1. 7.2. 7.3. 7.3.1 7.3.2 7.3.3 7.3.4 7.3.5 7.3.6 7.3.7 7.3.8 7.3.9 7.3.10 7.4. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS.................................................................................................................. 226 KEY FUNCTIONALITIES .......................................................................................................................... 226 HOW TO USE THE OPTIMIZATION MODULE ............................................................................................ 226 Set the Building Polygon ................................................................................................................... 228 Set a Prediction Area and Define an Indoor Area ............................................................................ 229 Import Outdoor Signal Data ............................................................................................................. 230 Setting Network Optimization Parameters........................................................................................ 230 Creating an Output Map ................................................................................................................... 232 About Optimization Output Maps ..................................................................................................... 234 Delay and Nature of the Path in Dominant Path Model ................................................................... 235 Network Optimization parameters .................................................................................................... 239 Soft Hand-off Map............................................................................................................................. 240 Sample Optimization Output Maps ................................................................................................... 245 OPTIMAL ANTENNA PLACEMENT (OAP)..................................................................................... 246 iBwave Design User Manual 6
  • 7. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 8. 3D VIEWER .................................................................................................................................................... 250 8.1. 8.2. 9. CURRENT PLAN VIEW ............................................................................................................................ 250 BUILDING VIEW ..................................................................................................................................... 253 PICTURE PLANS........................................................................................................................................... 254 9.1. 9.2. 9.2.1 9.2.2 9.2.3 9.2.4 9.2.5 9.2.6 9.2.7 9.3. 9.4. 9.4. 9.5. 9.6. OVERLAY COMPONENTS ON A PICTURE PLAN ....................................................................................... 254 IMAGE MODIFICATION AND ENHANCEMENT .......................................................................................... 256 Crop a Selected Part of an Image ..................................................................................................... 256 Invert Colors of an Image ................................................................................................................. 257 Adjust Brightness & Contrast of an Image ....................................................................................... 257 Adjust Transparency of an Image ..................................................................................................... 258 Convert an Image to Black & White ................................................................................................. 258 Convert an Image to Grayscale ........................................................................................................ 259 Undo / Redo Image’s Modification ................................................................................................... 259 PULL COMPONENTS FROM DESIGN PLAN ONTO PICTURE PLAN ............................................................. 260 DISPLAY INFORMATION ON PICTURE PLAN ............................................................................................ 260 DISPLAY INFORMATION ON PICTURE PLAN ............................................................................................ 261 LAYERS IN PICTURE PLAN...................................................................................................................... 261 DUPLICATE PICTURE PLAN .................................................................................................................... 261 10. DATA COLLECTION ................................................................................................................................... 262 10.1. 10.1.1 10.1.2 10.1.3 10.2. 10.2.1 10.2.2 10.3. 10.4. 10.4.1 10.4.2 GENERIC PARSER ................................................................................................................................... 262 Import Data Collection ..................................................................................................................... 262 To Import a Trace Route ................................................................................................................... 262 Displaying Trace Route’s Results and Playback............................................................................... 271 Trace ROUTE WITHOUT *.TAB FILE ...................................................................................................... 272 To Import Trace Route ...................................................................................................................... 272 Displaying Trace Route’s Results and Playback............................................................................... 277 Manual SURVEY TRACE ...................................................................................................................... 278 RESULT IN DATA COLLECTIONS............................................................................................................. 280 Trace Route Legend .......................................................................................................................... 280 Color Schemes................................................................................................................................... 281 11. GROUP / UNGROUP FUNCTION............................................................................................................... 283 11.1. GROUP OBJECTS ON DIFFERENT LAYERS ............................................................................................... 284 12. ADD LEGENDS TO DESIGN, LAYOUT AND PICTURE PLANS.......................................................... 285 13. REPORTS........................................................................................................................................................ 286 13.1. 13.2. 13.3. 13.4. 13.5. 13.6. 13.7. 13.8. 13.9. 13.10. 13.11. 13.12. 13.13. 13.14. EQUIPMENT LIST .................................................................................................................................... 286 DELTA REPORT GENERATION ................................................................................................................ 288 COST DETAILS ....................................................................................................................................... 290 CABLE ROUTING REPORT ...................................................................................................................... 292 CROSS-REFERENCE REPORT .................................................................................................................. 293 ANTENNAS REPORT ............................................................................................................................... 294 LINK BUDGET REPORT ........................................................................................................................... 296 HORIZONTAL LINK BUDGET REPORT ..................................................................................................... 298 PREDICTION VERSUS MEASURED DATA REPORT.................................................................................... 300 ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD REPORT – EMF REPORT .............................................................................. 304 SHOW / HIDE SPECIFIC PARTS ON REPORTS ........................................................................................... 306 EXPORT A REPORT INTO A .XML FORMAT............................................................................................. 307 INSERT REPORTS INTO A PDF FILE ......................................................................................................... 307 SELECT COLUMN TO DISPLAY IN REPORT .............................................................................................. 308 iBwave Design User Manual 7
  • 8. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 14. PRINTING....................................................................................................................................................... 310 14.1. 14.1.1 14.1.2 14.1.3 14.1.4 14.1.5 14.1.6 14.2. 14.3. 14.4. 14.5. 14.6. 14.7. 14.8. PAGE SETUP ........................................................................................................................................... 310 Print Setup – Printer Paper .............................................................................................................. 312 Page Size – Drawing Page (on-screen display) ................................................................................ 312 Multiple Pages – Design Plan........................................................................................................... 313 Multiple Pages – Layout and Picture Plans...................................................................................... 313 Title Border – Simple Title Block (Legacy)....................................................................................... 314 Title Border – Extended Title Block .................................................................................................. 314 PAGE NUMBERING ................................................................................................................................. 315 PRINT PREVIEW...................................................................................................................................... 316 PRINT CURRENT PAGE ........................................................................................................................... 317 PRINT PROJECT ...................................................................................................................................... 317 PRINT SELECTION .................................................................................................................................. 318 EXPORT A PLAN OR A PROJECT TO IMAGE .............................................................................................. 319 EXPORT LAYOUT PLAN TO AUTOCAD .................................................................................................. 320 15. ZOOM OPTION:............................................................................................................................................ 321 16. ONLINE COMPONENTS AND DATABASE OF COMPONENTS ......................................................... 323 17. TRICKS AND SHORTCUTS ........................................................................................................................ 324 17.1. 17.2. 17.3. 17.4. 17.5. 17.6. 17.7. TOGGLE BETWEEN SELECTOR CURSOR AND PAN CURSOR ..................................................................... 324 SHORTCUT KEY ..................................................................................................................................... 324 UPDATE COMPONENT(S) ........................................................................................................................ 325 REPLACE A COMPONENT OR GROUP OF COMPONENTS ........................................................................... 327 ANTENNA PATTERN VIEWER ................................................................................................................. 329 REFERENCE POINT ................................................................................................................................. 330 TAP SUPPORT ......................................................................................................................................... 331 18. INTEGRATING WITH THE UNITY ENTERPRISE PLATFORM ........................................................ 332 18.1. 18.2. 18.3. 18.4. 18.5. 18.6. 18.7. 18.8. 18.9. 18.10. 18.11. MANAGE SERVER CONNECTION............................................................................................................. 332 ADD A SERVER CONNECTION................................................................................................................. 333 TEST A SERVER CONNECTION ................................................................................................................ 333 MODIFY A SERVER CONNECTION ........................................................................................................... 334 SET DEFAULT SERVER CONNECTION ..................................................................................................... 334 DELETE A SERVER CONNECTION ........................................................................................................... 335 OPEN PROJECTS FROM THE UNITY SERVER ............................................................................................ 336 SAVE PROJECTS TO THE SERVER ............................................................................................................ 338 CREATE PROJECTS FROM TEMPLATE...................................................................................................... 339 BATCH FILE UPLOAD ............................................................................................................................. 340 INTEGRATED WEB BROWSER ................................................................................................................. 344 19. IMPORTING/EXPORTING TO IBWAVE MOBILE................................................................................ 346 19.1. 19.2. EXPORTING A FILE TO IBWAVE MOBILE ................................................................................................. 346 IMPORTING A FILE FROM IBWAVE MOBILE ............................................................................................. 347 20. APPENDIX...................................................................................................................................................... 348 iBwave Design User Manual 8
  • 9. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 1. About this document 1.0. Issue 5.0.0 5.0.1 5.1 Revision History Date 2009-11-24 2009-12-14 2010-04-15 Justification iBwave Design – User Manual – Version 5.0.0 iBwave Design – User Manual – Version 5.0.1 iBwave Design – User Manual – Version 5.1 2. Introduction to iBwave Design iBwave Design is an in-building design tool that lets wireless network operators, system integrators and equipment manufacturers bring strong, reliable wireless communications indoors, by automating network design and eliminating guesswork. Effective wireless network design starts with the right inputs: iBwave Design lets the user import floor plans for an accurate view of the building, then edit the floor plans to accurately reflect the building’s physical environment and add annotations to capture the building's materials and RF characteristics. Once the building is properly scaled and modeled, the preliminary design can be easily built using the network components database to simulate the distributed antenna system, dragging and dropping components and interconnections for the network and assessing their cost-benefit impact on coverage quality. Network validation and advanced calculations let the user verify the soundness of the assumptions through error checking, compliance verification and upload and download calculations. Once a preliminary design is ready, one can quickly generate an output of a bill of materials for an accurate estimate of costs and the equipment needed. Finally, iBwave Design offers a full range of reports, notes on changes, equipment lists and comparisons of predictions with measured data reports. For even more power and vision, iBwave Design offers optional Collection, Optimization and Propagation modules. The Collection Module lets users import survey data and trace routes from collection devices, and display results. The Propagation Module delivers advanced 3D modelling and indoor and outdoor propagation prediction on the floor plan and building structure to simulate the network coverage in different areas of the building. The Optimization Module lets users extrapolate how outdoor wireless signals will propagate inside the building and estimate the signal quality and data throughput before designing inbuilding wireless networks. These three modules are also explained in this User Guide. iBwave Design User Manual 9
  • 10. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2.1. System Requirements Software Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (Service pack 1 and 2) Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (Service pack 1) Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later (click to get Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1) Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 Install the latest Windows service packs and critical updates from the Windows Update site Administrative rights are required during installation Hardware Requirements Minimum Processor: > 2.0 GHz Operating System: Windows 7/2000/XP/Vista Memory: 1 gigabyte (GB) of RAM Hard Disk: 150 MB (including Microsoft .NET Framework installation) Display: 1024 x 768, 24 bits Recommended Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processors E8500 and up Operating System: XP Memory: 2 gigabytes (GB) of RAM (or more) Hard Disk: 150 MB (including Microsoft .NET Framework installation) Display: 1024 x 768, 32 bits * iBwave Design will not run under multiple simultaneous Terminal Server / Citrix sessions. NOTE: Ensure your system meets both Software and Hardware requirements before installing iBwave Design. iBwave Design User Manual 10
  • 11. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2.2. Installing iBwave Design 1. Uninstall any version of iBwave Design (including Trial version) - Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs and select the version of iBwave Design you want to uninstall then click Remove 2. Download and install iBwave Design from the link provided in the installation email 3. Follow the on-screen instructions The installation wizard will verify the prerequisites of the iBwave Design software. They will be installed if they were not found on your computer. Click Next to continue or select Cancel to abort. iBwave Design User Manual 11
  • 12. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Select to agree the terms of the license agreement and click Next to continue or Cancel to abort. Select a folder where iBwave Design will be stored and click Next to continue or Cancel to abort. iBwave Design User Manual 12
  • 13. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Select the program folder where the new shortcut will be created. Click Next or Cancel to abort. Click Next to start installation or Cancel to abort. iBwave Design User Manual 13
  • 14. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Choose the Database’s path - This folder is where you store your database. It could be local or shared database, refer to the DB Editor manual for more details. Then click OK to continue or Cancel to abort. Click to create a new folder to store share database. iBwave Design User Manual 14
  • 15. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Installation is now completed. Click Finish to run iBwave Design. Once the Installation is completed, Readme is shown on the screen. Click File -> Exit to close this window. iBwave Design User Manual 15
  • 16. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 If no license can be found under C:Program FileiBwave DesigniBwave directory, iBwave Design activation window is shown on the screen. Fill out user information and click Activate. The Serial Number can be found in the installation email. This message must be displayed in order to start iBwave Design If activation failed, please contact iBwave Support team by: Email: 0Hsupport@ibwave.com Phone: +1 514 397-0606 ext: 610 iBwave Design User Manual 16
  • 17. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2.3. Installing iBwave Propagation 1. Uninstall any version of iBwave Propagation - Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Program and select the version of iBwave Propagation you want to uninstall then click Remove 2. Download and install iBwave Propagation from the link provided in the installation email 3. Follow the on-screen instructions Click Next to start installation of RF-Propagation or select Cancel to abort iBwave Design User Manual 17
  • 18. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Select to agree the terms of the license agreement and click Next to continue or Cancel to abort. Select the program folder where the new shortcut will be created. Click Next or Cancel to abort. iBwave Design User Manual 18
  • 19. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Click Next to start installation or Cancel to abort. iBwave Design User Manual 19
  • 20. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Click Finish to complete RF-Propagation Once the Installation is completed, Readme is shown on the screen. Click File -> Exit to close this file. iBwave Design User Manual 20
  • 21. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 The slash screen at the start-up of the software will appear after the iBwave Design and iBwave Propagation are installed. This splash screen can be found by selecting the About from the Help menu toolbar. NOTE: All information about iBwave Propagation module is fully covered in Chapter 6. iBwave Design User Manual 21
  • 22. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2.4. Launch iBwave Design Double-click on iBwave Design’s icon on the Desktop Or Select Start -> All Programs –> iBwave Solutions –> iBwave Design to launch the application. Or 2.5. Startup Page The Startup Page opens when the application is launched. It offers links to iBwave web pages through an integrated web browser. Users can open a New Project or an existing one. Users can open a project from a list of recently opened projects. The startup page can also be enabled or disabled by clicking on View > “Startup Page” Configure the startup page to open when application starts from the Tools > Options > General page. iBwave Design User Manual 22
  • 23. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2.6. Workspace Configuration Toggle windows Open / Close / Lock Window 1. Place cursor on the window tab to make it appear 2. Remove cursor from that window to make it disappear 3. Pin the window to lock it on the workspace iBwave Design User Manual 23
  • 24. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 To superpose 2 windows or more, 1. Pin the desired windows 2. Select and drag one window on top of the other until a blue docking panel appears 3. Release the mouse cursor at the right position To toggle between 2 windows or more, 1. Pin the desired windows 2. Select and drag one window on top of the other until a blue docking panel appears 3. Release the mouse cursor in the middle of the docking panel 4. Toggle between windows with the tabs iBwave Design User Manual 24
  • 25. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2.7. Tools Options 2.8. General From 0 to 6 decimals When files are saved, a second back up file (*.bk) will be saved if this option is enabled. Choose the desired color for each type of connectors and the color for the displayed circle of hidden pictogram Input from the Output of a connector by enabling this option Display a circle on the layout plan whenever you want to hide a pictogram by enabling this option Choose the desired Rendering Device setting that will work best with your video Card Save program environment settings (tool bars configuration and placement) iBwave Design User Manual 25
  • 26. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 - Show ‘Project start options’: the ‘Project start options’ will not show up if this option is checked. You can also disable this option from the ‘Project start options’ window. - Open Recent Projects’: this option allows you to have quick access to your recently used files. iBwave Design User Manual 26
  • 27. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 - Show the other end of Via automatically: after connecting a component to a via, you will be brought to the other end of that via automatically. - Live cable update: if this option is checked, cable(s) will attach to the moving component. If you remove the checked box, cable will stay at the same place while moving the attached component until the mouse cursor is release. Note: you will see some delays when moving a group of components (including cables) at once if this option is checked. - Connector direction: enabling this option will help to differentiate the input from the output of a connector Input side of a component (Source side) - Output side of a component (Mobile side) Connector color: indicates the color coded connector symbols per type of media and I/O Select the desired color for each type of connector’s media and I/O from the Tools → Options → General iBwave Design User Manual 27
  • 28. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2.9. Plan and Component Deletion If this option is enabled, you will always get a confirmed message before the object is deleted. All components on a layout plan will be automatically erased when this layout plan is deleted. All components on a layout plan will be set to “None” when this layout plan is deleted. You are given an option to set components to “None” or delete them all when the layout plan has been deleted. 2.10. Database Synchronization Indicate the shared database path. You can also relocate the shared DB at any time without launching DB Editor. Enable/Disable the shared database’s updating when starting iBwave Design. Enable/Disable the database auto synchronization feature. This option will let you specify the interval at which iBwave Design should look for a new database on the shared path. This option will let you determine whether or not iBwave Design should ask your permission before updating the database. iBwave Design User Manual 28
  • 29. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2.11. Preferred Parts Available Shortcut Keys are from CTRL+0 to CTRL+9 Preferred Parts toolbar is populated as per the information contained in Tools -> Options -> Preferred Parts Add a new part entry (will launch DB part selector window) Delete part entry Change order of an entry from the list Enter a number from 0 to 9 and press Change When designing in iBwave Design, preferred parts can be dropped on the Design Plan or Layout Plans by pressing the Shortcut Key (CTRL+ 0 to 9) or simply by selecting the associated button from the preferred parts toolbar. iBwave Design User Manual 29
  • 30. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2.12. Image Compression Color Reduction option helps to reduce the size of a project. Check this option before saving a project to keep the image’s compression level. Note: this option can only be applied when the current size image is smaller than its origin. Reducing the JPEG compression level will also reduce the size of the project and the quality of the loaded images. Note: this option will only affect JPEG images. Additional image compression settings can be configured to keep project file size to a minimum. STEP 1. From the Tools menu, select Options: STEP 2. In Options – Image compression, choose a suitable function to compress an image: Set color reduction for loaded images If your loaded image appears out of your page, you will most likely reduce the size of that image to fit the page. iBwave Design will then keep the iBwave Design User Manual 30
  • 31. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 original image’s resolution as it was loaded initially in its virtual memory. Therefore, even if the image looks smaller than it was originally on your screen, it will still take as much memory space as its origin. However, after saving and reopening this project, your image size will be directly affected by the "Image Compression" settings from the Tools->Options menu. When the “Resize images to current size on plans” checkbox is enabled: The initial image you loaded will be reduced according to the actual size it was resized to in your iBwave Design page setup. In other words, you will loose your original image resolution but will reduce your Vu file size. In other words if there is a big difference in size between your chosen page size (smaller) in IBwave Design and the original size of the drawing (larger) being imported the loss in resolution will be more noticeable. When the “Resize images to current size on plans” checkbox is disabled: Your image will be saved with the same resolution as its origin. It will, however, take as much space in the VU file as the original image file you loaded. iBwave Design User Manual 31
  • 32. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 JPEG compression level settings will only apply to JPEG loaded images. It will however have no impact on other image’s formats. Suggestions: Try the following steps a few times: 1. Choose the desired Page size (under Page Setup). 2. Import your floor plans or images. 3. Adjust the imported drawing or image as desired. 4. Save your test project and reopen 5. Depending on what was chosen (Checkbox enabled or disabled) Ensure the resolution is good enough for your needs. 6. Then start designing! 2.13. Proxy - Configuration: If the system’s Internet Explorer is setup properly, the Proxy setting should be ignored. Default settings are suitable for most cases. - The connection of your computer to the internet can be mediated by a proxy server. The proxy server settings are defined by your ISP or network administrator. iBwave Design User Manual 32
  • 33. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2.14. Grid If this option is enabled, object(s)’ movements on the drawing page will be snapped to the grid. Set the Grid style By selecting this option, grids will be placed on the drawing page as below. Set the Grid color The Grid size indicates how big the grids will be on the drawing page - Objects on the drawing page, such as components and/or images, can freely move upon the grid if the Snap to grid box is unchecked. iBwave Design User Manual 33
  • 34. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 - If the Snap to grid option is selected, press and hold the CTRL key while moving the object(s) will help you to disable the Snap to grid function temporary. 3. Design Plan 3.1. Create a New Project Click here to create a new project Allows you to put in a revision History to your project (See section 12.1.5 for details on the tile block) iBwave Design User Manual 34
  • 35. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.2. Project Properties 3.2.1 Project – Design Information Fill in project name and indicate date. See section [3.2.3] for more details Error! 3.2.2 Preferences - General Project settings can be exchanged amongst users and are found under C:Documents and SettingsApplication DataiBwave Solutions inciBwaveDesignTemplates Note: This template will save all settings you have applied in the Project Properties (including Text appearance, Units, Part ID, color scheme, etc.) To configure the font size and color of Part ID, Part model and Calculation iBwave Design User Manual 35
  • 36. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.2.3 Company Information Fill in company info. The info will show up in the Title Block of each drawing page. Company info and Project name appear on the Title Block of the drawing page iBwave Design User Manual 36
  • 37. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.2.4 Preferences - Units Units can be selected on per project basis and can be modified at any time iBwave Design User Manual 37
  • 38. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.2.5 Preferences – Part ID Enable / Disable the Part ID of each type of components Select each type of components and set the ID and template as desired; Generate options: • Auto-generate IDs for all parts: this mode generates part IDs automatically without offering the ability to manually modify an ID when desired; • Generate IDs for new parts only: this mode generates part IDs automatically for new components added to the design. It allows the user to manually modify a part ID, as long as it is unique. Components ID: • Part Type: this section indicates the type of components; • ID: this mode allows editing ID template for each type of components; • Visible: this mode is used to show or hide the part ID of a specific type of components; • Template: this option generates the variables for each type of components. When the Generate options is set to Generate IDs for new parts only, selected Template will be applied to the new added components regardless iBwave Design User Manual 38
  • 39. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 the existing ones. In order to regenerate the existing ID template, right-click on the part ID and select Generate part ID. Numbering (#): indicates the order of part ID numbering. Manual numbering can only be set when the Generate IDs for new parts only option is enable. iBwave Design User Manual 39
  • 40. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 • Numbering start index: indicates the initial number of the part IDs; • Reset on each layout plan: Ability to reset the part numbering index on each Layout Plan when the ID template variables are defined properly. Note: this option cannot be applied for cable IDs; • Manual numbering – Continue from highest number: automatically generate the highest part ID number when adding a new component; for example, if you have 3 identical components with the following part IDs: A1, A2, and A8 (at some points A3 to A7 had been deleted), you will get the A9 when adding one more component; • Manual numbering – Use next available: iBwave Design will find the next available part ID for the new adding component; for example, if you have 3 identical components with the following part IDs: A1, A2, and A8 (at some points A3 to A7 had been deleted) , you will get the A3 when adding one more component; Template editor: Ability to reset the part numbering index on each Layout Plan iBwave Design User Manual 40
  • 41. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 • Sample: shows an example of a part ID as per the formula entered in the Value text box • Value: is a string of characters corresponding to a combination of variables, characters and numbers. Below, find some of the conventions to be used when editing the value field: # - Represents a one-digit numbering index. iBwave Design automatically increments that number; ## - Represents a two-digit numbering index. iBwave Design automatically increments that number and applies as many digits as there are # symbols. Zeros will be used to fill in the numbering index when necessary. - iBwave Design expects to see a variable name following a back slash symbol. Otherwise, the back slash symbol will be part of the global part ID as a free text character; Any character or string of characters not mentioned above or not a variable will appear as a string of characters as part of the part ID; • Variables: ID: ID from tab (refer to next section) LPNAME: Layout Plan Name is the name assigned to the Layout Plan LPCODE: Layout Plan Code specified on each Layout Plan properties window (see image below) BNAME: Building Name specified on each Layout Plan properties window (see image below) BCODE: Building Code specified on each Layout Plan properties window (see image below) To select a part ID formula, simply click on it from the list and it will appear in the value field. To add a new formula template, simply press and enter the formula string into the value text box. To delete an entry from the list existing formulae, simply select the formula and press . iBwave Design User Manual 41
  • 42. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.2.6 Preferences - Security (Password Protection) Password protection for all pricing information contained in reports and within parts Click on Set button. Ability to set a password protection to open and/or modify the project file and/or have access to cost information iBwave Design User Manual 42
  • 43. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.2.7 Preferences – Layers This option allows superposing layers for each type of objects on a plan. There are 2 types of layers by default: Single Layer and Multiple Layers. Single Layer: users can superpose the chosen objects using the “Bring to Front” or “Send to Back” or “Up One Level” or “Down One Level” buttons regardless the type of objects. For example, a repeater can be placed on top of a text box (or an image) while an antenna is placed at the bottom of the same image. 2. Choose Single layer from the Layers mode (selectable from the Layers Info) 1. Open the Project Properties and select Layers. 4. Click on one of the Layer buttons. 3. Select object(s) to be superposed iBwave Design User Manual 43
  • 44. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Multiple Layers: objects can be superposed by type. For example, all components can be considered as “Parts”. Therefore, the Parts layer should be place on top of the Text boxes layer if you want to display an antenna over a text box. Default layers are set differently among Design plan, Layout plan, and Picture plan. 2. Choose Multiple layers from the Layers mode (selectable from the Layers Info) 5. Show / Hide the object from visible on the plan 1. Open the Project Properties and select Layers. 3. Select a type of object(s) then use the up and down arrows to set the layer 4. Lock and unlock the object on the plan iBwave Design User Manual 44
  • 45. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 NOTE: Layer buttons can only be applied on the same type of objects. 3.2.8 Calculations – General and Back-Off Factor This option is only required when different service operators are sharing some active components on Multi-Carrier systems. It will determine how the total composite power output will be distributed between each of them Will allow full composite power for all operators. Back-Off factors are applied to the 1 dB Compression point value of active components that do not have technology output power per channel ratings specified in the database Will distribute evenly the total available composite power between the operators no matter what the number of channel is for each of them. Will distribute the total available composite power based on the number of channels used by each operators. Select the technology; enter the desired backoff factor value If no specific power output value per technology is specified for a component, iBwave Design will then use the 1dB compression point value specified in the database for that component. Technologies such as CDMA typically have a high peak-to-average power ratio (crest factor). This might have an impact on the linearity of the power amplifier. These values can be modified by the user and are usually set to make sure the amplifier does not exceed its saturation point. iBwave Design User Manual 45
  • 46. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.2.9 Calculations – CDMA / W-CDMA Technologies It is now possible to specify your CDMA parameters on a system basis (see image below). So when you are creating your source IBwave Design will prompt you in the system to enter the desired parameters. This way you can now have multiple systems with different power values: Percentage of power allocated to Walsh Codes is settable and will be taken into account in calculations. Select how Propagation, Mobile Signal Range (including Antenna Contours) and Mobile Signal RSSI calculations are performed. Will set all systems used to the same values. Note: The CDMA technology can be set independently upon each CDMA / WCDMA system source. iBwave Design User Manual 46
  • 47. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.2.10 Calculations – Mobile Signal Parameters located under the Mobile Signal tab are used to compute Mobile Signal Range and Mobile Signal Expected RSSI values in Design Plan mode. The Mobile Signal Range computed value is also used to draw the Antenna Contours in Layout Plan mode. It is required that layout plans are scaled in order for the antenna contours to show. The user must choose between 2 propagation models under: Project –> Properties -> Mobile Signal • Free Space Path Loss (also called Friis equation) • Path Loss Exponent Then, the user must specify what are the Expected MS (Mobile Station) Range and Expected MS RSSI (Received Signal Strength) for each band of frequencies of interest. • Expected MS Range: Will Return an Expected MS RSSI for the specified distance in the Design Plan. It will display an Antenna Contour on the Layout Plan; • Expected MS RSSI: Will return a distance for each antenna to reach the specified RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication). This will also be the Radius size of Antenna Contours when in Layout Plan mode. 1) Select a propagation model to compute Mobile Signal calculations. 3) Under Propagation Models, select the model and adjust its parameters. 2) Select a band of frequency and adjust the desired Mobile Signal distance accordingly. iBwave Design User Manual 47 1) Select a band of frequency and adjust the desired Mobile Signal RSSI value in dBm.
  • 48. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.2.11 Calculations – Building These values are used as default values of all floors and can be found in the Plan properties. [5.2.1] iBwave Design User Manual 48
  • 49. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.2.12 EMF Limits The EMF report will calculate the approximate safety distance from a transmitting antenna using the specified regional limits, which can be chosen from existing templates, or manually entered under Project Properties in the Calculations section, and then EMF limits. Customize or entry of limit values Selection of existing regional template Save modified regional template Limit description Formula operators for limits Entry of custom limit values Calculate using either Electric Field or Power Density 3.2.13 Calculations – Prediction See section 6.1 for more detail. 3.2.14 Calculations – Data Collection See section Data Collection for more detail. iBwave Design User Manual 49
  • 50. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.2.15 Propagation Models The Propagation Models section serves for defining relevant parameters used in different propagation model equations. There are 2 equations used within the Propagation Module of iBwave Design and the other 2 are used for Mobile Signal Range and Mobile Signal Expected RSSI calculations in iBwave Design. • Path Loss Exponent • Free Space Path Loss (also called Friis equation) 3.2.15.1. Path Loss Exponent The Path Loss Exponent model considers the n exponent factor and the variance (σ). Propagation parameters can be set per band of frequencies. Path Loss Exponent model is also called the One-Slope model. The equation used in this model is as follows: 20 log (4 π / c ) + 10 n log (d) + 20 log (f) - σ (standard deviation) n consist of the slope and is applied to: 10 n log10 [distance] iBwave Design User Manual 50 Sigma represents the standard deviation of the model (σ) and is typically a negative value
  • 51. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.2.15.2. Free Space Path Loss The Free Space Path Loss model takes into account body, fading and building material losses. The equation used in this model is as follows: 20 log(4 π d / λ) - LB (Body Loss)- LF (Fading Loss)- LC (Bldg Material) Please note that these values should be entered as negative in IBwave Design. iBwave Design User Manual 51
  • 52. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.2.15.3. Suggested Propagation Values You will find below suggested values for the Path loss exponent model that you could use for your contours. 1 1 CS 294-7: Radio Propagation : Prof. Randy H. Katz CS Division University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA 94720-1776 © 1996 iBwave Design User Manual 52
  • 53. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.3. Add Systems A system is an RF source defined per frequency band, technology and number of channels. There is no limitation on the number of systems that can be added. This functionality is suitable for multi-carrier, multi-technology projects. A system can be copied and pasted to support multiple sources (different systems) or to support multiple paths of the same source. Refer to section 3.3.8 for more details. One donor antenna can be shared among multiple off-air systems. There are four different types of sources used in iBwave Design: - Off-Air Repeater with measured RSSI at the donor antenna: Usually represents a system that will feed an in-building system but the specific information about a base Station is either unknown or has only been measured on site. Off-Air Repeater: with donor base station (Off-air Theoretical path): Usually represents a system where the base station information is available and will feed a repeater to feed a base station. Base Station Sector: This represents a direct feed from a base station. Radio transceiver: With this feature, you can also have Multiple sources feeding an in-building system such as Wi-Fi Access points, IP Based Pico Cell systems and a simple signal generator. There are three methods to add a system: - From Project menu → select Add System - From keyboard, press Ctrl + Shift + S iBwave Design User Manual 53 - From System Info. → select Add system icon
  • 54. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.3.1 Off-air System with Measured RSSI Specify different Operators’ names for the 2 identical configured systems will create 2 different sources 2. Choose System displayed information 4. Select Number of channels or List of channels then specify the Channels selected from the Ch. List. . The channel selected will also be use as number of channels 3. Configure frequency band, technology, number of channels, etc 1. Select Off-air – Measured RSSI 5. Select Next to continue in the system wizard iBwave Design User Manual 54
  • 55. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6. Fill out Donor site information 7. Enable Display information or Display phone image to show system properties on the design plan 8. Enter the measured RSSI seen at the input of the yagi antenna 9. Select Finish going back to the Design Plan 10. Position the Off-air Measured RSSI on the Design Plan * Off-air source info is always in System Info window iBwave Design User Manual 55
  • 56. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.3.2 Off-Air System with Donor Base Station Specify different Operators’ names for the 2 identical configured systems will create 2 different sources 2. Choose System information details 3. Configure frequency band, technology, number of channels, etc 4. Select Number of channels or List of channels then specify the Channels selected from the Ch. List. The channel selected will also be use as number of channels 5. Select Next to continue in the system wizard 1. Select Off-Air Theoretical Source 6. Fill out Donor site information 8. Fill out the donor site Downlink path 9. Select Next to continue in the wizard 7. Fill out the donor site Uplink path. If a field is not required, enter 0 iBwave Design User Manual 56
  • 57. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 11. Select Finish and return to the Design Plan. 10. Fill out all necessary values. 12. Position the Off-air – Theoretical Path on the Design Plan * Off-air source info is always in System Info window iBwave Design User Manual 57
  • 58. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.3.3 Design with Off-Air systems – Donor antenna Configuring a donor antenna for one or more Off-Air systems is the first step of designing with Off-Air systems. One donor antenna can be shared among multiple off-air systems. 1. Select Antenna in the Parts selection. 2. Chose a suitable antenna and fill out the information. 3. Click OK and position the antenna on the design plan. 4. Right-click the donor antenna and Associate antenna with the desired system(s). iBwave Design User Manual 58
  • 59. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 NOTE: Antenna should operate in the technology range (frequency range) of the supported Off-Air systems. 6. Select the repeater manufacturer 5. Select Repeater from the Parts selection 7. Select the repeater model 8. Select Ok to go back to the wizard 9. Position repeater on the design page iBwave Design User Manual 59
  • 60. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 11. Select the cable manufacturer 10. Select Cable from the Parts selection 13. Enter cable length 12. Select the cable model 14. Select Ok to go back to the design page 15. Place the cursor on one connector until the red dot flashes 16. Drag the cable to the other connector until the red dot flashes 17. Release the mouse button 18. Shape the cable * Since there is connector validation, it is important to connect an output of a component to an input of another component; otherwise, the connection won’t be made iBwave Design User Manual 60
  • 61. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.3.4 Base Station Sector 2. Specify different Operators’ names for the 2 identical configured systems will create 2 different sources 4. Select Number of channels or List of channels then specify the Channels selected from the Ch. List. The channel selected will also be use as number of channels 3. Configure frequency band, technology, number of channels, etc 1. Select Base Station Sector 5. Select Next to continue in the system wizard 6. Fill out Donor site information 7. Fill out the desired donor site Uplink path 9. Select Finish going back to the wizard 8. Fill out the donor site Downlink path 10. Position the Base Station on the Design Plan * Base Station sector info is always in System Info window iBwave Design User Manual 61
  • 62. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.3.5 Radio Transceiver You can choose between the following options for a radio transceiver source: - Wi-Fi (802.11x) access points - IP-Based Pico Cell - Radio Transceiver (Signal Generator) - Base Station Transceiver (BTS) 2. Choose System information details 3. Configure frequency band, technology, number of channels, etc 4. Select the Number of channels or List of channels then specify the Channels selected from the Ch. List. . The channel selected will also be use as number of channels 5. Select Next to continue in the system wizard 1. Choose the type of source required 6. Fill out the desired information 7. Select type of Source desired iBwave Design User Manual 62
  • 63. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 8. Select Equipment Desired. 9. Enter required info 10. Click OK when finished 11. Select whether you want to connect the source on a Distributed Antenna System or if you want to use its own antenna. 12. Hit Finish to start placing your Sources on either your layout or design plan just like any other component iBwave Design User Manual 63
  • 64. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.3.6 CDMA Configuration CDMA technologies parameters can be set individually for each system to enhance system definition for CDMA modulated signals 3.3.7 Technologies and Frequency Bands Supported IBwave Design will virtually handle most of the allocated frequency bands and wireless technologies. In a continuous effort to stay up-to-date with the wireless market evolution, you will find new bands and technologies that have been introduced in this version. For example, you will find new technologies such as ZigBee, RFID, Wifi for Public Safety, DVB-H, MediaFlo, WIBro, WiMAX along with their respective frequency bands and channelization. To find out more in details you can have a look at the frequency calculator utility in IBwave Design. All the frequency bands required to perform an in-building design are available on the systems and sources mentioned above. NOTE: The Source component has to be able to support the frequency band specified. For example, a Cisco Access Point can only cover Wi-Fi Bands (2.4 iBwave Design User Manual 64
  • 65. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 GHz or 5 GHz). The only component that covers all bands is the Generic Radio Transceiver. 3.3.8 Multi Source In iBwave Design, it is possible to combine more than one source in one system. Therefore you could have more than one Base Station, Access Point or Pico Cell Base stations within the same system. ***IMPORTANT*** on Creating Multi-Source or System in iBwave Design All systems that share the same frequencies and channels will be grouped into one system and be composed of more than one source. On the opposite, if frequency information is changed on a source included in one system, a different system will then be created. If in the signal section of the system wizard, like the operator name and or country is changed, systems will be kept separate or created if combined with another source. iBwave Design User Manual 65
  • 66. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.3.9 Creating Antenna Contours for Multi Source For example, using the contour you could now represent an estimated coverage map of a multi source system like an IP based Pico Cell or Wi-Fi Access Point based on their channel allocation or frequency bands. 3.3.10 How to Create a Propagation Analysis without a DAS for Wi-Fi or Pico Cells - Import a layout plan and set to scale (Section 5.2) Start adding the desired Radio Transceiver and select the desired channels for each of them. (Section 3.3.5) If using the same technology and frequency band, make sure you select different channels for each source so that you can obtain different colors for your contour. (Add system RT) Adjust contour settings based on desired coverage and prediction parameter. Turn on Antenna contours in layout plan iBwave Design User Manual 66
  • 67. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.3.11 Creating a Best Server Map for Multi Source (Propagation Module required) For more accuracy and as an alternative to 3.3.9, the best server map prediction type represents an estimated coverage map of a multi source system like an IP based Pico Cell or Wi-Fi Access Point based on their channel allocation or frequency bands. 3.3.12 How to Create a Propagation Analysis without a DAS for Wi-Fi or Pico Cells (PREDICTION) - Import a layout plan and set to scale (Section 5.2) Add walls manually or automatically on the floor plan Start adding the desired Radio Transceiver and select the desired channels for each of them. (Section 3.3.5) If using the same technology and frequency band, make sure you select different channels for each source so that you can obtain different colors for your contour. (Add system RT) Choose the proper propagation settings based on desired coverage and prediction parameters. Run a prediction and enable the Prediction check box from the Dataview Filter window when in layout plan mode iBwave Design User Manual 67
  • 68. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.3.13 Designing using IP Backbone Components You can now perform a design using IP components in your design. Even though no calculations are performed for IP based components, you will be able to have all of your IP components interconnected together and listed in your reports. You can drag and drop, connect and visualise your IP components just like any other components in your design. 3.4. Remove a System 2. Select Remove System 1. Select the system to be removed from the System Info iBwave Design User Manual 68
  • 69. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5. Add Components and Customize PartID 3.5.1 Adding Components using the Parts Toolbox To access a component on the Design Plan, select the type of component required in the Parts Window. Cable - Coax - Optical - Twisted Pair Antenna Splitter - Directional Coupler - Hybrid Combiner BDA Filter - Duplexer - Diplexer Repeater Attenuator Fiber BDA Hub Fiber BDA Fiber Repeater Hub Fiber Repeater Power Supply IP Based Components Miscellanious iBwave Design User Manual 69
  • 70. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.2 Adding and Searching for Components using the Component Browser To search for a component on the Design Plan, insert the keyword into the search field box in Component Browser window. By default, the Component Browser window is pinned at the left-hand side. 1. Click on the tab to bring out the window. 2. Define how you would like to sort the components list. 3. Input the keyword for the component you would like to search and the browser Miscellaneous will sort the components list according to it. This will reset all the settings. Click this to switch between the Simple Mode and Advanced Mode. iBwave Design User Manual 70
  • 71. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Part Selection window will display the specifications for the component you choose. 4. Double-click on a component to bring out the Part Selection window or highlight the component and drag and drop it onto the plan. 5. Click OK when done and you can start dropping the component on your Design Plan. iBwave Design User Manual 71
  • 72. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.3 Customize Part’s Information Once a component is selected from the Parts window, the Selected Part window will appear to show all settable and non-settable fields of that component. Nonsettable parameters of a component are set by the manufacturers, so they remain under read-only status (refer to the DB Editor User Manual for more details). Settable fields appear in bold characters which allow you to edit the values of that component. • Cost: indicates the value and installation costs of a component • ID Override: allows user to overwrite a component’s Part ID when the Data View Filter is enable. • Inventory #: is the internal inventory number • Part Type Override: edits type of a component. It will be shown in the report chapter 13 under ID column. • Show in Report: decides whether a component is captured in the reports or not: True – component is captured in the reports while False – component does not appear in the reports. Refer to DB Editor User Manual for more details Toggle between Uplink and Downlink Spec. Manufacturer RF Spec. & Adjustment Model Component Description Component image Component Spec - Electrical - Generic - Mechanical To confirm the modifications iBwave Design User Manual 72
  • 73. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 • Original layout pictogram color: indicates the default color for the pictogram on layout plan. • Replacement layout pictogram color: allow users to change the default color for the pictogram on the layout plan Double click on the component to bring out the Part Properties window. iBwave Design User Manual 73
  • 74. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Original color must be defined as how it is on the layout plan. Chose the color replacement you preferred. Click OK when done. The pictogram color will change to the newly defined color. Note: User can also define the pictogram color when doing part selection. You can only change the original color of the pictogram, not the color after being changed. iBwave Design User Manual 74
  • 75. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.4 Components’ Placement and Interconnection 2. Place as many components of the same type or Right Click to come back to the regular cursor mode 1. Position the selected component 3. Position components on Design Plan 4. Select Cable category iBwave Design User Manual 75
  • 76. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5. Select the cable manufacturer 6. Select the cable model 7. Select the suitable 6. Select the connectors and/or cable model jumper for this cable 8. Adjust cable length 9. Select Ok to go back to the Design Plan 10. Place the cursor on one connector until the red dot flashes 11. Drag the cable to the other connector until the red dot flashes 12. Release the mouse button 13. Shape the cable * Since there’s connection validation, it’s important to choose right type of connectors and to connect output to input or else the connection won’t be made iBwave Design User Manual 76
  • 77. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.5 Automatic Jumper Allocation When Adding a new cable, you can specify jumpers at each end if you so desire. 1. Select the required Jumpers for the Mobile Side (uplink) and Source Side (Downlink) of your cable 2. Enable Jumper from Data View Filter 3. Jumper will show up at one (or both) end of the cable NOTE: If the cable appearance fields (Jumper Source/Mobile side) are not presented. You need to verify if those fields, under Mechanical, are set to Read/Write by using the DB Editor for this particular cable. After, you need to update the cable properties with the ones from the database. Please refer to section 17.3 Update Component(s) for more details on how to update components iBwave Design User Manual 77
  • 78. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.6 Modify a Cable In iBwave Design, it is possible to modify the cable appearance (cable style and color) without launching DB Editor and changing its parameters manually. A cable’s style and color can be set directly from the Parts selection – Cable or it can be modified from an existing cable by double-clicking that cable and change the Trace color, the Trace style, and/or the Trace Width as desired. The value of the Trace width will be the thickness of the cable in pixels. NOTE: If the cable appearance fields (Trace color, width, style) are grayed out, you need to verify if those fields, under Generic, are set to Read/Write by using the DB Editor for this particular cable. You then need to update the cable properties with the ones from the database. Please refer to section 17.3 Update Component(s) for more details on how to update components. iBwave Design User Manual 78
  • 79. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.7 Shape a Cable 1. Click on the cable that needs to be reshaped 2. Click and drag an intersection dot to shape the cable 3.5.8 Reshape a Cable by Cable Style iBwave Design provides a faster method to reshape a cable without dragging from an intersection dot. This function is called Cable Style. H: Horizontal V: Vertical 1. Right-Click on the cable that needs to be reshaped iBwave Design User Manual 79
  • 80. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.9 Cable ID and Cable Length Cable ID and Cable Length can be repositioned. Moving the cable ID iBwave Design User Manual 80
  • 81. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.10 Reset Labels Location During the design’s process, some labels have misplaced. The Reset labels locations feature allows users to reset all (or selected) misplaced labels, including calculation labels and part IDs and also to apply template to the selected part. 1. Select all parts and/or labels which are misplaced. 2. Right-click on one of the selected items and choose the Labels location. You can also apply a label template to the parts. Under Reset Labels location, you will be able to select which labels you would like to reset. iBwave Design User Manual 81
  • 82. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.11 Cable Relocation It is possible to move cable from one component to another by dragging one cable end of a component then placing it at a connector of the desired component. 1. Create a trunking diagram and identify the cable to be relocated 2. Select the cable; press and hold the mouse on the tip of the cable then drag it to the destination 3. Release the mouse cursor at the flashed red dot. iBwave Design User Manual 82
  • 83. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.12 Clone Stamp Tool The ability to quickly clone a component from an existing part (including cable). 1. Select the Stamp icon 2. Click on the part to be duplicated 3. Place the cloned part on the current plan NOTE: This feature only applies for components on the Design and Layout plans. 3.5.13 Automated Part Positioning The automated Parts Positioning feature provides a faster method to rearrange entangled components on the design plan. This feature is helpful in copy/paste function. For example, all components in the figure below are copied and pasted four times, so they look messy and unorganized. One way to fix this is to use the auto arrangement feature. Steps to perform Automated Part Positioning: • Select a component in the left-side of a group of components you want to rearrange, or do select all if you want to rearrange all components on the design plan. Error! Auto Parts Placement button iBwave Design User Manual 83
  • 84. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 • Select Auto Parts Placement from the Layout menu or click on Auto Parts Placement icon from the Toolbar. The following window will appear: Space adjustment among components in pixels • • • Choose Cables Style to be shaped • • Apply: Confirm the selection Revert: Undo Parts placement applied to: All: All components in the design plan Downlink From Selected: a group of components which attached to the selected component and downwards Click on the apply button to confirm the arrangement, and/or click on Revert button to undo the change. iBwave Design User Manual 84
  • 85. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.14 Undo In order to cancel previous changes made to a project, CTRL+Z or UNDO button can be pressed. In order to redo a change, you can press CTRL+Y or click the REDO button. Click the undo button to undo a previous change Click the redo button to revert back to a previous state iBwave Design supports undo/redo on the following operations: - Repositioning images, components, walls, lines and other objects Group and Ungroup Resizing images, components on a picture plan and shapes Various wall editing (add inflection point, delete inflection point, merge, split, move, stretch) Object rotations and flip Various image editing (crop, transparency, brightness) Cable relocation [3.5.11]. NOTE: Undo/Redo cable relocation has not yet supported multiple Via application [5.12.2]. NOTE: Undo feature has not supported other operations not listed. iBwave Design User Manual 85
  • 86. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.15 Select all Components per Layout Plan You can auto-select all components belonging to a specific layout plan from the Design plan. 1. Right-click on the Design plan 3. Choose the Layout plan name 2. Choose Select components from layout plan 4. All components belonging to the selected Layout plan will be highlighted iBwave Design User Manual 86
  • 87. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.16 Select all Identical Components There is an option to select all identical components from your Design plan. 3. All identical components on the Design plan will be highlighted 1. Right-click on the desired component 2. Choose Select all components like this one 3.5.17 Add Shapes, Lines, Text Boxes 1. Select Line, Shape or Text Box 2. Draw an area where to place the selected object 3. Double-click an object or Right Click on the object just created to Show Properties iBwave Design User Manual 87
  • 88. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 4. In the Textbox properties, modify the shape and background color of the text box. Color and Transparent level can be manually set. 5. Modify Color, Width and Style of the border 7. Use “Bring to Front” or “Send to Back” to place components in the desired order of placement 6. Modify Color and Font of text if required 8. Use the following tool bar to align text Vertically and Horizontally 9. When writing into a text box, “CTRL-ENTER” acts as a line feed iBwave Design User Manual 88
  • 89. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.18 Inverse Through / Tap Splitter Ports 1. Select component 2. Right-click 3. Select Inverse Tap/Through Note: This option can be applied on the Design plan and the Layout plan for all 2-way Splitters / Combiners / Taps. 3.5.19 Bi-directional Splitter / Filter 3. Select component 4. Right-click 5. Select Inverse direction iBwave Design User Manual 89
  • 90. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Warning: This option can be applied on the Design plan and the Layout plan for all Splitters / Combiners / Taps / Filters. However, all cable routing of that component will be lost if the option is applied. Updating components will also affect the Bi-directional Splitters. 3.5.20 Rotate a Component 2. Press Rotate Left or Rotate Right button 3. Rotation is in 90° increment 3. Select component Before 3.5.21 After Mirror a Component 5. Press on the Horizontal or Vertical mirror button 1. Select component Before After iBwave Design User Manual 90
  • 91. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.22 Rotate Objects Using iBwave Design, you can freely rotate objects by 1 degree increment. 4. Press on the Rotate Left or the Rotate Right icon 3. Specify the angle and click the OK button 5. Select objects NOTE Components on the design plan can only be rotated by 90 degree. Therefore, when multiple objects (including a component) are selected and rotated, they will only be rotated by 90 degree. iBwave Design has not yet supported rotating of the following objects: - Legends - Text box - Calculation labels - Part ID and Part model - Via - Cable iBwave Design User Manual 91
  • 92. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.5.23 Flip Objects iBwave Design provides the ability to flip objects horizontally and vertically 7. Select the Flip Horizontally or the Flip Vertically icon 2. Select objects NOTE iBwave Design has not yet supported flipping of the following objects: - Legends - Text box - Calculation labels - Part ID and Part model - Cable iBwave Design User Manual 92
  • 93. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.6. Data View Filter window The Data View Filter window is used to display all kinds of information on the design diagram. Check the box related to the desired calculations to see the information. You can check as many boxes as desired. Detailed calculations legend The color of the readings fits with the system color represented in the Data View Filter window and the System Info window The calculation parameters can be set under Tools/Options (See section 2.7 of this document) Clear all disables all check-boxes Auto-refresh continuously refreshes all calculations Refresh updates all calculations when pressed Note: Disable this function to speed up the working process. iBwave Design User Manual 93
  • 94. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.6.1 Data View Filter Selection The information in the Data View Filter can be selected to be displayed or hidden per system or for all systems. If a user chooses to display the power per channel information for all systems, instead of checking this option for every system, simply right click on the Data View Filter and choose the option to display the selected information for all systems. Right clicking on a system title or category title offers the following options: • Expand (in) all systems – If the list is collapsed, this option will expand the information tree in all systems. • Collapse (in) all systems – if the list is expanded, this option will close or collapse the list in all systems. • Check all for this system – the selected group of information will be checked and displayed on the view for this system • Uncheck all for this system – the selected group of information will be unchecked and hidden from the view for this system. • Check all for all systems – the selected group of information will be displayed on the view for all systems. • Uncheck all for all systems – the selected group of information will be hidden from the view for all systems. Right click on a specific parameter on the Data View Filter and select Check in all systems to view this parameter for all systems. Right click on the title of the system or category to see options to expand/collapse in all systems, check/uncheck all for this system, check/uncheck all for all systems. iBwave Design User Manual 94
  • 95. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.6.2 Data View Filter in Design Plan mode Filter Parts ID Parts Model Cable Length Jumper Antenna Only Cable Loss Power / Channel Composite Power Absolute Gain / Loss Pilot Power CDMA Overhead MS RSSI MS Signal Range Noise / Channel Mobile Signal & C / N Description Component identifier (Prefix + Number) Component’s model Cable Length Show/Hide attached jumper Show Output powers only at the antenna Cable Loss for each section Output power per channel for a specific source at a specific node Total output power for a specific source at a specific node. Sum of all channels. Node gain or loss CDMA pilot power based on user defined parameters under Project Properties (See section 3.2.9) CDMA Pilot, Paging, Sync power based on user defined parameters under Project Properties (see section 3.2.9) Expected Mobile RSSI at each antenna. Will Return an Expected RSSI (MS RSSI in Data View Filter) for the specified distance in the design plan. Expected Mobile range at each antenna. Will return a distance in (feet or meter) for the specified RSSI. (MS Signal Range in Dataview Filter). This will also be the Radius size of your Antenna Contours in the layout plan. Uplink noise power • Expected Mobile signal level at each node based on user defined parameters (MS RSSI or MS Signal Range) • Carrier-to-Noise ratio (Mobile Signal / (Noise / Channel)) • **The Mobile C/N value Specified in the system wizard will be used when you perform such an analysis and will generate a warning if the threshold value is not met. iBwave Design User Manual 95
  • 96. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.6.3 Data View Filter in Layout Plan mode Some parameters in the Data View Filter are specific to the Layout mode and are described in the table below. Filter Survey Data Wall Pictograms Calculation parameters Description Show and hide Survey data on the layout plan Display walls on the layout plan (Propagation Module Required) Show and hide specific pictograms on the layout plan Show and hide calculation parameters on the layout plan NOTE: Downlink Calculations only show up at the antennas iBwave Design User Manual 96
  • 97. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.7. Show / Hide Calculation and Cable Length Labels When too many calculation labels or cable lengths are shown, it is possible to hide some labels at one specific connector of a component, for an entire component or simply hide a cable length. They can also re-activate if needed. Right-click on a connector node and select Show connector calculation Right-click on a calculation label and select Hide connector calculation Right-click on a cable and select Show cable length/loss Right-click on a cable length label and select Hide cable length/loss Right-click on a component and select Show part calculations Right-click on a component and select Hide part calculations iBwave Design User Manual 97
  • 98. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.8. Part Info window The Part Info window gives information related to the component where the mouse cursor is pointing 3.9. Debug Message List window You can get direct access to a faulty component by double-clicking the warning Debug Message List: Shows and describes all possible errors in the design iBwave Design User Manual 98 Warning Status Bar: Indicates the number of errors and warnings content in the Debug Message List. These boxes will automatically change colors whenever errors / warnings occur.
  • 99. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 When designing a project and the Warning Status Bar color changes, check the Debug Message List to see the error message details by resting your mouse cursor on the Debug Message List window on the bottom of the page. Just doubleclick on the warning message to direct you to the faulty component from the Debug message window. iBwave Design will then locate the faulty component on the Design plan. ERRORS • Frequency-wise compatibility between part and system signal source • Cable does not support system signal source frequency • A property used by iBwave Design is not defined for a part • A property used by iBwave Design has an invalid value for a part • Fiber hub and remote unit are not compatible (not from same family) • Invalid formula between two connectors of a part WARNINGS • A maximum value was exceeded (e.g.: Optical budget, Input Power, Maximum Cable length if specified in the cable (Fiber, Coax, Cat-5, etc..) iBwave Design User Manual 99
  • 100. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 • Some values different than zero are showing zero because of the limited amount of displayed decimal digits. • Saturated output INFORMATION • AGC is active for the specified part • Some connector’s calculation’s may be hidden or disabled Debug message list can be copied from the Debug Message menu and pasted in another document like Word or Excel. Selection: Single Line or Select All iBwave Design User Manual 100
  • 101. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.10. Layers Info Window The Layers Info window indicates the layers mode (Single Layer and Multi Layers) and the order of layers for each type of objects on a plan. In the Multiple layers mode, the order of layers can be set differently for each type of plans. The Layers mode can be set from the Project properties – Layers and/or from the Layer Info Default layers can be set independently upon plan’s type Select a layer and click on the arrows to superpose it on the current plan. * The order of the layers in the Layer info will also be the order of objects on the plan. For example, Parts will appear on top of the Text boxes and images. iBwave Design User Manual 101
  • 102. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.11. Connector Type and Gender Validation You will get a warning error(s) from the Debug message list whenever you try to use the wrong connector type and/or gender. You cannot connect two connectors of the same gender, and you cannot connect different types of connectors together. For example, when you connect to an N type –connector using a cable which has a DIN type connector, you will see the warning message below: Whenever components have been connected using wrong connector type or gender, you will see a warning in the status bar. Debug Message List: Shows and describes the mismatched connectors of the selected cable. iBwave Design User Manual 102
  • 103. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.12. Connector Validations and Calculations By Default, iBwave Design will take into account all the connector losses in your design. If you remove the check box in the Project -> Properties -> Calculations -> Connectors validations and calculations, you will disable both the connector loss calculation and connector validation functions in your design. Unselect this field if you want to disable connector loss calculations. 3.13. Fiber Connectors Refer to Page 32 of the DB Editor User Manual for more details on defining Fiber connectors in iBwave Design. 3.14. Jumper Loss By Default, iBwave Design will take into account the jumper loss whenever it is attached to a cable. Therefore, the total losses of a cable will be the main cable losses plus the connector’s loss plus the jumper losses (if applicable). iBwave Design User Manual 103
  • 104. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3.15. Reliable Calculations You will get a Warning message whenever you try to Print, Save, Generate reports, etc. if the Auto-Refresh of your project is deactivated. iBwave Design will automatically refresh all calculations of the project when any changes are made when Yes is selected. By doing so, you will always get updated results. However, when working on big projects, iBwave Design may become slow to use. 3.16. Design Plan Organizer The Design Plan Organizer enables the components to be organized on a per region or floor basis. Each layout plan corresponds to a floor. And each floor has specific components. The Design plan organizer will associate all the components visually in a building on a per floor basis without having the user manually drag and drop the components on the proper area in the Design Plan. 1. To launch the Design plan organizer, click on Plans > Design plan organizer or click on the shortcut icon iBwave Design User Manual 104
  • 105. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2. Enter the name of the block that represents the building. 3. Specify the number of floors or regions to represent. 4. Optionally assign a color to each region and customize the size of each region as a percentage of the whole block. 5. Assign each region to the appropriate Layout Plan. 6. Click Ok and drop the block onto the Design Plan. 7. Add components onto the Design Plan and right click to assign these components to the appropriate layout plan. 8. Right click on the Block and select Organize all floors or Organize this floor to map the components onto the proper region. iBwave Design User Manual 105
  • 106. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Any components added to the Layout Plan will automatically be mapped to the corresponding region in the Design Plan. iBwave Design User Manual 106
  • 107. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 4. Buildings 4.1. Building Configuration In a project, layout plans can be grouped under buildings. This option can be used with any type of project but is more useful with the Propagation Module since the heights of the floors are important. The order of the buildings in the project and also the order of the layout plans (floors) can be configured using the up & down arrows. 1. From the Plans Info window, select the Building icon to add a Building 4. Move the Building up and down using these 2 arrow icons. Press this icon to see the Building Properties. You can rename or set the Reference point coordinates of a Building Select the Building and press this icon if you want to delete a Building. 2. Select a Building then press F2 to rename and press Enter to confirm the change Or Right click a building name to edit 3. Select a Layout plan and drag it toward the Building to assign the layout plan to that Building NOTE: You cannot specify the same names among Buildings and Layout plans iBwave Design User Manual 107
  • 108. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 4.2. Building Properties Building Properties allows users to set the building name and building’s coordinates. Users can also see all layout plans belonging to this building. Building Properties can be accessed from the Plan info panel or from each layout plan’s tab of that building. 1. Select the Building properties from a layout plan by right-clicking the lay out plan’s tab. 2. In the Plan Info, select a Building name and then click on the Properties icon of this panel 3. In the Plan Info, select and right-click a Building name to open the Show Properties iBwave Design User Manual 108
  • 109. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 4.3. Building – Export to Google Earth In iBwave Design, a 3D building can be exported into Google Earth. In order to export and display a building using Google Earth, there are 3 important steps that must be applied: - All layout plans of a building needs to be assigned to that building (confirm on the Plans Info) Each layout plan of a building has to be scaled properly Building’s Reference points coordinates need to be set in the Building properties. There are two methods for setting the building coordinates as below: 1. Manual entry of coordinates for positioning 2. Automatic positioning and scaling using KML file Note: The Google Earth application needs to be installed separately. 4.3.1 Manual Entry of building coordinates: 1. Launch the Google Earth application and search for the building’s location on the map 2. Locate the building and record the Building’s Reference point coordinates iBwave Design User Manual 109
  • 110. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3. Set the Building’s Reference point coordinates as recorded in step 2 4. Set the Building displayed angle 5. Scale the layout plan 6. From the Plans menu, select the Export - Export buildings to Google Earth… 7. Save the *.kml file iBwave Design User Manual 110
  • 111. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 8. From the Google Earth application, select File -> Open 9. Open the *.kml file (saved in step 7) 10. Zoom in and out to see the 3D Building on Google Earth iBwave Design User Manual 111
  • 112. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 4.3.2 Automatic Positioning and Scaling using KML file 1) Locate the building in Google Earth. 2) In Google Earth, go to Add -> Path or click on the Add Path icon. Name the path and change the Style and Coloring according to preferences. iBwave Design User Manual 112
  • 113. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3) Once the Setting is set, select 2 points of the building to create a Path. This is done BEFORE clicking the “OK” button. Do not click “OK” before creating the Path. Note: The line joining the 2 points must be a straight line, or the file will not work and an error message will be generated. Click “OK” when the Path is created and you will see that it is added in the Places window located on the bottom right-hand side (Places -> Temporary Places -> (Path Name)). iBwave Design User Manual 113
  • 114. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Right-Click on the Path name and from the drop down menu, choose “Save As”. Save the path into a specific location (.kml). Choose “Save As” and the . “Save File” window will pop-up. Right click on the Path Name and the drop down menu will appear. Click “Save” when done. Choose “.kml” as file type. In iBwave Design, go to the layout plan and draw a ruler. Double click on the ruler to bring out the “Line Properties”. Click on “Set Geo location from KML” to bring out the Import window. Double-click on the Ruler. iBwave Design User Manual 114
  • 115. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Click to browse for the saved .kml file. Check the boxes if users want automatic Scaling, reference point location and angle being set. Locate the saved file and click “Open” when done. Click ‘OK” when done. Once the .kml file is loaded, the length will automatically be set as the scale for the layout plan. Click ‘OK” when done. The coordinates of the building will also be updated based on the .kml file. *Note: Please note that the ruler placement is similar to the Path created in Google Earth. iBwave Design User Manual 115
  • 116. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5. Layout Plans 5.1. Import a Layout Plan 1. Open Plans Info window 2. Select New Layout Plan 3a. Enter plan name 3b. Custom text will appear in the Title block of the layout plan 4. Locate the Layout Plan image iBwave Design supports numerous types of graphic formats as the following 7. Choose color type for the image and click Open 5. Select your plan file (any types of images, PDF or DWG) 6. You can choose how your image is imported in RF-VU if you wish to make it fit in your page choose one of the following from the drop down (OPTION A). See section 4.2.5 for Option B. iBwave Design User Manual 116
  • 117. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.1.1 Layout Plan file – (*.dwg ) iBwave Design supports all (*.dwg) file types for Layout Plans (2008 format and older.) iBwave Design imports the (*.dwg) file and converts it to (*.png) format (W3C Portable Network Graphics format). During this conversion process, the user can select which layers are to be imported by selecting or un-selecting from the converted layers window. Also, the user has the option to save the converted (*.dwg) file as a separate (*.png) file using the optional Output file section at the bottom of the window: IMPORTANT: **When importing an ACAD file under the import walls feature of the propagation module you do not have to import an image file.** 1. Select layers to import 2. Specify the conversion quality 3. (Opt.) - Save the converted file as a PNG image 4. Start the conversion process You may get a warning error if the image’s size is bigger than the recommended limit iBwave Design User Manual 117
  • 118. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.2. Configure Scale on a Layout Plan A scale must be set on each layout plan in order to run prediction and to use iBwave Design’s Automatic Cable Length calculation feature. 5.2.1 Set Scale with a Layout Plan Image 1. Select a Layout Plan and click Plan Properties 2. Allow a Layout Plan size & position to be locked on the screen 4. Automatic (requires a scale to be set) or Manual cable length calculation modes 3. Set a scale on a Layout Plan 6. If you want to bypass the default 3D heights in your project properties you can do it here 5. Set Part ID variable for all components which are assigned to this floor plan. Refer to section 3.2.5 for more details 7. You can set Priority zone for added Layout Plan. It is also possible to lock the Layout Plan’s size and position on the screen by doing a right-click from the context when the cursor is positioned over the Layout Plan: iBwave Design User Manual 118
  • 119. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Once the user has pressed the “Configure scale” button, these steps must be followed: 5.2.2 Same Horizontal & Vertical Scale 1. Select Same Horizontal & Vertical 2. If you do not see the blue vector, press the Locate Vector button 3. If you wish to reset your vector position 4. Zoom-in each vector end 6. Specify the vector’s length 5. Select and move each vector end to its desired location iBwave Design User Manual 119 7. Click Ok to confirm scale settings
  • 120. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.2.3 Different Horizontal & Vertical Scale 1. Position Horizontal and Vertical vectors to desired locations 2. Specify Horizontal and Vertical vector lengths 3. Confirm resulting scale by pressing Ok 4. Resize the image to fit the page. (Use zoom option to see the full page) iBwave Design User Manual 120
  • 121. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.2.4 Set Scale without a Layout Image There are two methods available to manually set a Layout plan’s scale without the plan image: Set scale in the plan properties or Set scale directly on the layout plan using a ruler. Method 1 1. Add a layout plan and open the Plan properties 4. Select Automatic to obtain Cable Length Calculation 2. Select Config button to set scale 3. In the Scale configuration, locate the vector and set its distance then click OK to confirm the scale iBwave Design User Manual 121
  • 122. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Method 2 2. Double click to open the line properties 1. On the Layout plan, select Ruler and draw the desired setting scale. 3. Enter the length value and set the unit 4. Press Set horizontal and vertical scale and click OK to confirm the selection. Setting scale of a layout plan using Ruler is helpful when you import walls directly from an AutoCAD file. NOTE: This last method has the disadvantage of not letting you specify a different scale in the horizontal and vertical axis. Both axes will use the same scale. Use method 1 for more flexibility. *NOTE: When a length is specified in the ruler and the “Set Horizontal and Vertical Scale” is not pressed, the ruler’s length will be set accordingly after clicking OK. Setting scale using a ruler cannot support multiple segments ruler. iBwave Design User Manual 122
  • 123. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.2.5 Layout Plan’s Image Adjustment (Option B see 4.1 for Option a) iBwave Design provides a quick method to stretch a Layout Plan’s image. • Proportional fit to page: the image is proportionally stretched to fit the page’s width. Image appears on top of the page. • Proportional fit to page and center: the image is proportionally stretched to fit the page’s width. Image is placed in the middle of the page. • Non proportional fit to page: the image is stretched to fit the page’s width and height regardless the original dimensions. • Center in page: this function will bring the image to the middle of the page. The size of image remains unchanged. OPTION B 1. Select Layout Plan Image from Plans or right-click on the layout image 2. Choose a proper scale for the Layout Plan’s image iBwave Design User Manual 123
  • 124. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.3. Add components onto a Layout Plan 5.3.1 Push Components from Design Plan to Layout Plan 1. Select Design Plan tab 2. Select one or multiple components and right click Technique #1 3. Assign selected components to the desired Layout Plan 1. Select Design Plan tab Technique #2 2. Select one or multiple components 3. Assign selected components to the desired Layout Plan with the drop down menu iBwave Design User Manual 124
  • 125. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.3.2 Pull Components from Design Plan onto Layout Plan 1. Select the desired Layout Plan 2. Right Click and select Pull part(s)…from Design Plan Components already assigned to other Layout Plans 3. Select the components that need to be on the Layout Plan iBwave Design User Manual 125
  • 126. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.4. Position Components onto Layout Plan 1. Select the component to be positioned 2. Move the component to its location 3. Shape the cable to show where it runs The Via shows where the other end of a cable is located and which component it is attached to iBwave Design User Manual 126
  • 127. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.5. Automated Parts Positioning iBwave Design allows you to rearrange your components on the Layout Plan as well as on the Design Plan. Refer to section [3.5.12] for more details. 5.6. Display Information onto Layout Plan Select Line, Shape or Text Box to add more info (see section 3.5.17) Select the Data view filter to display the desired information Select the label and move it to the proper location 5.6.1 Show / Hide Cable Length Labels Right-click on a cable and select Show cable length Right-click on a cable length label and select Hide cable length iBwave Design User Manual 127
  • 128. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.7. Duplicate Plan Duplicate Plan feature provides the fastest way to clone a layout plan or a picture plan in a project. For example, you are working on a project of a building which has several identical floors and components. Instead of creating new floor plans and loading all similar images for each floor, you can simply clone as many floor plans as you need by using Duplicate Plan feature. 1. Click on the Layout or Picture plan to duplicate steps 2 and 3. 2a. From the Plans menu, select Duplicate Plan 3. Type Floor Plan’s name and info 4. All Floor Plan’s information can be modified according to section [5.2] then press the Ok button. iBwave Design User Manual 128
  • 129. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 The duplicated plan and its content will appear under the Plans Info window. NOTE: iBwave Design will copy all components (except via connectors), contained on the original layout plan, and add them to the duplicated layout plan under different part IDs. For example, antennas ANT1-FL1 and ANT2-FL1 on the original layout plan may become antennas ANT3-FL2 and ANT4-FL2 on the duplicated layout plan, and these four antennas will appear on the design plan. When duplicating a plan, all copied components will be automatically assigned to the new layout plan. The duplicated layout plan will not copy and paste any via connector that appears on the original plan. iBwave Design User Manual 129
  • 130. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.8. Delete a Layout Plan When deleting a layout plan, you have the option to choose to delete all components on that floor plan or keep them in your design. These settings can be configured within the IBwave Design workspace located under Tools -> Options. Select Tools -> Options Enable/disable the warning message when deleting an object Select one of the three following options. The first one will leave the components on the design plan upon deletion of a layout plan. The 2nd one will delete the components and the third one will prompt you to choose between deleting or keeping the components. iBwave Design User Manual 130
  • 131. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.9. Short-cut to Plan Properties Right-click on a plan toggle window, including design plan, picture plan or layout plan, to display the contextual menu • Close: to close the selected plan • Close all: all toggle plan tabs will be closed • Close all but this: only the selected plan remains opened, and all other plans will be closed • New layout plan: to create a new layout plan • New picture plan: to create a new picture plan • Duplicate plan: to duplicate a picture plan or a layout plan from the selected one. See section [5.7] for more details. • Set reference plan : use the selected plan as a reference to the others • Plan properties: plan’s information • Building properties : to set the coordinates of the building • Show page setup: configure the page setup for the current plan • Delete plan: to erase the selected plan from the design iBwave Design User Manual 131
  • 132. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.10. Show Design / Layout Sibling From a Design Plan, right-click on a component and select Show layout sibling to locate it on a Layout Plan From a Layout Plan, right-click on a component and select Show design sibling to locate it on a Design Plan Note that the component on the sibling plan will be zoomed in and selected to allow the user to easily locate this component. The zoom setting can be adjusted. Contact support@ibwave.com if the zoom setting needs to be changed. 5.11. Design on Layout Plans It should be noted that an added component onto any layout plan will be automatically added onto the Design Plan. It is possible to design a system on layout plans instead of using the Design Plan mode. If no modification is applied to the parts definition, all components on a Layout Plan are represented by the default pictograms instead of on image as per the database of components. Pictogram can be changed using the DB Editor application. For more details on how to modify pictogram image of a component, please refer to DB Editor manual. iBwave Design User Manual 132
  • 133. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.11.1 Add a System Adding a system in Layout Plan mode is not different from adding it when in Design Plan mode. Refer to section [3.3] for complete instructions onto adding a system in Layout Plan mode. Systems are represented by the following symbols in Layout Plan mode: Off-Air System Base Station Donor antenna Radio Transceiver - IP Pico Cell Wi-Fi Access Point 5.11.2 Remove a System There are 2 variances of removing a system from a Layout Plan. The first one consists of removing a system from one Layout Plan without removing it from the Design Plan. 1. Right-click on the System’s symbol 2. Push part to 3. None The second variance consists of deleting system from both the Layout and Design Plans. This can be done by clicking on the system symbol with the mouse and using the delete key from the keyboard. Also, the user can follow the procedure as per section 3.4. iBwave Design User Manual 133
  • 134. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.11.3 Add Components and Interconnect them Designing on a Layout plan is almost similar to working on the Design Plan which has the same procedure as described in section 3.5. iBwave Design provides a set of default pictograms which are normally seen on a layout plan: 5.11.4 Shape Cables Shaping cables in Layout Plan mode is similar to shaping cables in Design Plan mode (refer to section 3.5.7). Which means it is possible to shape a cable by styles (vertically or horizontally) or to shape a cable using Polyline. Right-click on a snap point to delete it iBwave Design User Manual 134
  • 135. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.11.5 Add Shapes, Lines, and Text Boxes Adding shapes, lines or text boxes on a Layout Plan consists of the methodology as described in section 3.5.17. 5.11.6 Inverse Through / Tap Splitter Ports 4. Select component 5. Right-click 6. Inverse Tap/Through 5.11.7 Inverse Direction of Splitters and Filter 1. Select component 2. Right-click 3. Inverse Direction iBwave Design User Manual 135
  • 136. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.11.8 Data View Filters The following filters are available when designing in Layout Plan mode. Show and hide Parts info on the layout plan Show and hide Jumpers on the layout plan Display walls on the layout plan (Propagation Module Required) Show and hide Cable length on the layout plan Show and hide Survey data on the layout plan Show and hide specific pictograms on the layout plan Show and hide calculation parameters on the layout plan Dataview filter entries vary when in Design Plan, Layout Plan or Picture Plan mode. 5.11.9 Show Predicted Antenna Contour Based on the selected propagation model, it is possible to show a predicted antenna contours for each system. iBwave Design User Manual 136
  • 137. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2. The 3 dB Horizontal Beam Width is shown for directional antenna 3. Change the azimuth by dragging the arrow around the center of the antenna 1. Enable Antenna Contour in The Prediction Panel 5.12. Via Configuration Any two components, located on different Layout Plans, can be interconnected through two or more virtual components called “Via”. The “Via” represents a break point of a cable going from one Layout Plan onto another. iBwave Design User Manual 137
  • 138. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.12.1 Add a pair of Via 2- Place the VIA on the Layout Plan by clicking on it 4- Label shows the other end of the VIA 3- Select from the list the Layout Plan on which the other end of the VIA is located and enter the distance between both VIA 1- When in Layout Plan mode, click on the VIA button from the Parts tool bar Via Properties: - Other end of via on layout plan: indicates the floor where the other end of the “Via” is located. - Distance between both via ends: indicates the distance between the 2 “Vias” located on different floors. Auto: the value is taken from the default Floor height of the Plan Properties Custom: you can edit the distance between the 2 “Vias” if it is different from the default floor height iBwave Design User Manual 138
  • 139. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 NOTE: Via icon on the Parts menu will be available only when you have 2 or more layout plans. Moving the reference point on each layout plan will also affect to the distance between both vias. Via configuration: - Show via properties: displays the Via’s properties. - Show other end: will show the other end of the selected via. - Align other end vertically: aligns a pair of via vertically based on the reference point’s distance (see section 17.6 for more details) Right-click the via and select Align other end vertically iBwave Design User Manual 139
  • 140. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.12.2 Multiple Via Multiple Via method is useful when you have a cable running through multiple floors vertically and horizontally. Example: For example, the blue radiating cable is run from the Remote Unit on Floor 1 up to Floor 2 then terminated at the other side of Floor 1. Floor 2: the cable will run vertically from Floor 1 to Floor 2 and then come back to Floor 1 Floor 1: the 2 vias represent the 2 breaking points of the cable connected to Floor 2 iBwave Design User Manual 140
  • 141. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.12.3 Via and Cable Length Calculations Cable lengths can be automatically updated based on the order they are put in your building. This distance is being taken into account when automatic cable length calculation mode is enabled for cables. You can also customise the distance between vias. **IMPORTANT: Due to the new 3D functionality in IBwave Design, it will be extremely important to make sure that your vertical cable runs in a building going through vias are aligned and scaled properly on your floor plans (assuming they are running vertically in a riser). Moreover, if a cable on a layout plan is linking two components of a different height, IBwave Design will calculate the distance between them in a 90 degree angle and report it on the design plan. To validate your cable length, you can bring your mouse cursor on the cable length ID on the floor plan 1- Bring your mouse on the cable ID to validate your 3D Total distance Non visible: The distance due to one of the 2 scenarios: 1. Different component heights on a layout plan. 2. Misaligned or non-vertical via distance Total on Plan: Total length of cable on the current layout plan summed in 90 degree angle. Visible: 2D Distance on layout plan iBwave Design User Manual 141
  • 142. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.13. Measurement tools 5.13.1 Ruler To estimate lengths, ruler vector can be traced on scaled Layout plans. Ruler can also be used to set the layout plan’s scale (refer to section 5.2.4). 1. Select Ruler from the tool bar. 3. Drag the mouse cursor to the other end. 2. Click on one end of the ruler vector. 4. Right-click to modify vector properties. 5. Multiple segments for Ruler. NOTE: Ruler supports multiple segments, but multiple-segment ruler cannot be used to set plan scale. iBwave Design User Manual 142
  • 143. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 If a ruler does not have multiplesegment, it can be used to set the plan scale iBwave Design User Manual 143
  • 144. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.13.2 Area Calculator Rectangle, Ellipse, and Polygon (free hand-drawing) shapes can be overlaid on scaled layout plans to estimate an area in square feet or square meters. 1. Select Rectangle or Ellipse or Polygon area from the toolbar 3. Right-click to modify Area calculator properties 2a. Draw and shape a Polygon area on the layout plan 2b. Draw and shape an Ellipse area on the layout plan 2c. Draw and shape a Rectangle area on the layout plan iBwave Design User Manual 144
  • 145. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 4. Shape’s dimensions can be configured in each axis 5. Various shape/display parameters are settable NOTE: Settable dimension cannot be applied for Polygon Calculation Area. 5.14. Layers in Layout Plan This option allows superposing layers for objects on the Layout plan. Refer to section 2.2.7 for more details. iBwave Design User Manual 145
  • 146. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.15. Adding Annotation Pins It possible to assign notes, pictures, audio or video to any spot on your design, layout, and picture plans using the Annotation Pin located with the icons on the Main Menu at the top of the screen. These notes are used to add more information to your project. See the example below: 1- Select the Annotation Pin icon 2- Place the Annotation Pin on the Floor Plan. 3- The Annotation window will show up. Note : When a plan is duplicated, the annotation pins will NOT be duplicated with the plan. The user must re-create annotation pins. iBwave Design User Manual 146
  • 147. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5.16. Adding notes, pictures, audio or video to Annotation Pin: 1. Click on ‘+’ to Add new annotation 2. Enter the name of the annotation 3. Choose the type of annotation that you would like to attach to the pin: text, picture, audio or video by clicking on the proper tab. 4. Click on ‘+’ to add new information 5. Add the information 6- For pictures, select picture tabtab and add 6. For pictures, select picture and add new new picture picture 7. Select the picture and click Open 7- Select the picture and click Open iBwave Design User Manual 147
  • 148. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 8. Change the picture view size 7- Select the picture and click Open in order to fit more pictures in the same window. 9. It is the picture add audio and 7- Selectpossible to and click Open video to the annotation pin. iBwave Design User Manual 148
  • 149. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6. Propagation Module 6.1. Indoor Prediction Menu Prediction menu is available when the Propagation Module is enabled. 6.1.1 Prediction Properties within Project Properties Prediction related parameters can be configured from the Project Properties window under Calculations -> Prediction section. A shortcut to the Prediction Properties is also available from the prediction toolbar. iBwave Design User Manual 149
  • 150. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Enable Smoothing for prediction: When enabled, this feature will smooth out the colors displayed on the layout plan. Resolution: Resolution at which predictions will be performed. This parameter defines the granularity of the prediction results and is directly related to the processing time when launching a prediction. For example 1m means that your prediction area will be divided in 1m x 1m squares and the prediction will calculate one value per square. Prediction height: Height of the Mobile Station receiving antenna (typically 1.5m or 3.3 feet). This height is referenced above the floor level. Active propagation model: Defines the propagation model to be used when launching a Prediction. Save and Load Prediction results: When enabled, prediction results will be saved when saving the file and loaded when opening the project file. 6.1.2 Advanced In this section you can define certain parameters in order to minimize the time it takes to run a prediction. This is crucial for 3D predictions. You can set your prediction thresholds by one or more of these parameters for your antennas or radiating cables This number will dictate how many floors will get predicted above and below each floor. iBwave Design User Manual 150
  • 151. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 NOTE: For the number of floors it is essential to choose a proper value to obtain leakage onto other floors but at the same time a too large value will increase your prediction time substantially. 6.1.3 Color Schemes The Color Schemes section allows you to define a variety of schemes to be utilised when displaying prediction results. Prediction results can be of 3 types: • Signal strength: This type of prediction output will give you a received signal strength reading in your layout plan per system. You will have the ability to see your received signal in dBm and can choose from 2 types of gradient under the prediction properties menu. The compliance map based on user-defined thresholds can also be obtained from this menu to show RSSI Thresholds. The thresholds can be displayed using the system colors or not. You can also apply different transparency levels for the desired threshold for a better result. • Field strength: The field strength map will give prediction results in dBµV/m and you can choose from 2 types of gradients under the prediction properties menu. • Best server map: Allows the user to have a visual idea on the footprint of each antenna on a layout plan. This map will allocate colors on a per system basis so if you choose blue for one of your systems and it has 3 antennas the best server map will then give each of these antennas a different derivative of blue and so on. A best server will combine the results of several systems if they are from the same provider. A provider is defined as same systems having same: Operator, Area/Country, Band, Technology, Block, standard Source, but can have different channels or a number of channels which is different. • Max Achievable Data Rate: This type of output map will give you the throughput distribution indoors. You will have the ability to choose whether to run the prediction with or without outdoor signals. • SNIR: The SNIR map processes the interpolation Map (always the interferer) and with the Signal Strength Map (the desired signal) to produce a Signal-toNoise-and-Interference map. • Nature of Path: This indicates the dominant path taken by the ray at a given location, which is the strongest contributor to the signal level at that point from the selection of LOS, NLOS and OLOS path. iBwave Design User Manual 151
  • 152. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 NOTE: New customised gradients can be added by the user. Enter the Color scheme name and press Add color gradient button to create a new entry. A color scheme can be applied to all systems or individually set for each system. Pressing the Edit gradient button opens the gradient configuration window. Type = Discrete Type: Continuous displays a gradual color scale while Discrete presents 1 uniform color between 2 levels Type = Continuous Max / Min / Offset: Determines the Upper and Lower limits of the scale with the possibility to apply an offset to the entire scale iBwave Design User Manual 152
  • 153. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Follow these steps to set the Levels within the gradient configuration window: • Use the Selection drop-down list to adjust related level Label / Color / Position / Transparency preferred settings. Or else; • Click the small triangle on the color bar and then adjust the Label / Color / Position / Transparency preferred settings • Press Update to refresh the scale with the most recent configuration You can double-click on the color bar to add a level or you can single-click the color bar to preview the properties and colors then press Add. Color bars can be saved as template file (*.grad). The .grad files are located under the following directory: {C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataiBwave Solutions inciBwave DesignTemplatesGradients}. Color bar template files can be reused in subsequent project files. 6.1.4 Indoor Propagation Models Propagation models section serves for defining relevant parameters used in different propagation model equations. There are 2 equations used within the Propagation Module: • Dominant Path • Empirical (COST 231) NOTE: when there is no wall on a layout plan. Propagation will automatically run a free space loss prediction regardless of what the chosen propagation model was. 6.1.5 Dominant Path Model Dominant Path model is defined to be a deterministic (path-searching) model. It consists of an optimized Ray-Tracing model. It is based on the following properties: o Computation of dominant path (path which carries most part of the energy) o Unlimited number of interactions o Diffraction: Maximum attenuation applied to diffracted signals (depends on diffraction angle) o Waveguiding: When enabled, the Dominant Path model will consider a so-called “waveguiding” effect for specific type of iBwave Design User Manual 153
  • 154. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 environments such as corridors, tunnels and the like. Waveguiding factor is an empirical way to consider reflections The model has a very short computation time compared to standard RayTracing. Dominant Path model will use different Path Loss Exponent values depending on the nature of the path followed by the signal (direct, reflected, refracted, etc.). The various N exponent parameters to be defined are: o LOS: Line-of-sight (non-obstructed path) o OLOS: No Line-of-sight without transmission through a wall (nonobstructed path without transmission through a wall) o NLOS: No Line-of-sight (obstructed path) LOS ≤ OLOS ≤ NLOS iBwave Design User Manual 154
  • 155. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.1.6 Empirical – COST 231 – Multi Wall Model The COST 231 Model is the most sophisticated empirical model. All walls in the vertical plane between transmitter and receiver are considered and for each wall individual material properties are taken into account. As predictions with the COST 231 models are often a little bit pessimistic, an extension was added to the model: With increasing number of penetrated walls, the attenuations of walls are decreased. With this extension, the COST 231 model achieves good results with very little computation effort. Only 2 parameters can be set for COST 231 model: o Reduced Trans. Loss: The impact of each wall intersected by the signal can be softened by applying the Reduced Factor value. Reduced Transmission Loss value can either be: OFF: Reduced factor not applied Linear: Reduced factor applied Linearly Logarithmic: Reduced factor applied Logarithmically o Reduced Factor: This factor will reduce the attenuation effect every time a new wall is being penetrated by a signal path. Thus, the first iBwave Design User Manual 155
  • 156. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 wall encountered by a signal path will have the higher impact on the attenuation of the signal. NOTE: All radiating cables are predicted using the COST231 model regardless of the current selected model 6.2. Predict Sub-menu The Predict sub-menu can be located under the Prediction menu and also within the Prediction toolbar. The same options are contained at either location. The elements contained within Predict sub-menu include: iBwave Design User Manual 156
  • 157. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.2.1 Default Configuration on current plan When pressed, a Prediction with all the default setting is to be launched on the active Layout Plan 6.2.2 Default Configuration When pressed, this will enable a Prediction to be launched for the active selection as defined under the Output Map Configuration. Please note that launching a Prediction under this method may take several minutes to compute depending on the magnitude of the Output Map Configuration settings. NOTE: For 3D predictions, the number of floors above and below a certain floor will impact significantly your prediction time. 6.2.3 Entire Configuration When pressed, this will enable a Prediction to be launched for the all types of prediction as defined in the Prediction Panel. Please note that launching a Prediction under this method may take several minutes to compute depending on the amount of prediction needed to be run. 6.2.4 Selected transmitter(s) on plan When pressed, this will run the prediction for the selected antenna(s) or radiating cable(s) in a certain layout plan. iBwave Design User Manual 157
  • 158. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.3. Prediction Panel By default, Prediction Panel can be located at the right-hand side of the iBwave Design window. Enabling this checkbox will display the contour on Layout Plan. User can have as many Output Map as needed. Enabling this checkbox will display the prediction results on Layout Plan. Each naming of the Output Map can be customized as per user preferences. Add or remove Output Map Predict default values for the Layout Plan Predict current active Layout Plan This icon will show the last predition test log This icon will bring out the Project properties -> Prediction Predict All Layout iBwave Design User Manual 158 This icon will show the current prediction status
  • 159. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.4. Output Map Configuration User cans create a new Output Map by Clicking on the the Output Map Configuration window. icon. It will bring out “General” tab allows the user to choose type of prediction that he wants. User can either use the default settings that have been set in Project properties or re-defined the setting under the “General Settings” Depending on which prediction type the user choose, the “Specific” tab will give different options. iBwave Design User Manual 159
  • 160. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Under the “Filters” tab, users are able to select the combination of Systems and Layout Plans for which they want the Output Map to be calculated. Under the “Color Schemes” tab, users are able to select from the available color schemes with Edit Gradient options for further customization. iBwave Design User Manual 160
  • 161. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.5. Best Server Maps Best server maps is one option of prediction that can be generated to show which antenna(s) is the best server in the prediction area. In the prediction window, click on “Add output map” icon in order to create a best server map When the output map configuration window pops up, choose the type of configuration. Choose Best server configuration iBwave Design User Manual 161
  • 162. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 One name must be assign to the new configuration It’s possible to configure the desired buildings, floors and system which will be involved in the new output map. iBwave Design User Manual 162
  • 163. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 In this example, it is configured to use Building 2 with 3 floor and System 1 After filter configuration, click Ok. The new Output map will be added to the prediction window Right click on the output map name and click Run to generate the Best server prediction New output map iBwave Design User Manual 163
  • 164. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 The Best server map will be created Set the prediction as visible in order to see the Best server 6.5.1 Best Server per Antenna Maps can be created for the best server per antenna. Follow the steps illustrated in the previous procedure with the following modification. Ensure that in the Output map configuration screen, that you click on Color Schemes. 1. Select the Color Scheme tab from the Output map configuration. iBwave Design User Manual 164
  • 165. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2. Unselect “Use system color” to see the color scheme per antenna. 3. Click on “Edit gradient” to modify the color scheme. Modify the colors for each transmitter as appropriate. Run the prediction as illustrated in the previous procedure. iBwave Design User Manual 165
  • 166. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 The Best Server per Antenna map will be displayed with the appropriate color scheme associated to each antenna. iBwave Design User Manual 166
  • 167. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.6. Editing Color Schemes for Prediction Legends 6.6.1 Display results in percentage The calculated results of the various output maps can be displayed in percentage value. The user can enable this feature and choose between a cumulative distribution of the signals (above a certain value), or a discrete representation of distribution between 2 values. Note: Only one system at a time should be selected in order to have clear graphical view of the results on the floor layout. 1. In the output map configuration menu, click on the Color Schemes Tab and then click Edit 2. Click Edit gradient iBwave Design User Manual 167
  • 168. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3. Click Enable to display results in percentage Choose between displaying results in Cumulative or Discrete percentage. Note that “Discrete” in this case represents the percentage of signals within the range indicated by the legend. As with all other color bars the user can use default colors, space equally or adjust preferred colors to customize the legend. After the prediction is performed, the prediction legend will be displayed on the Layout Plan. iBwave Design User Manual 168
  • 169. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 The following legend illustrates the results of this map in percentage: The legend indicates the results in percentage with the cumulative option. Notice that over 95% of the distribution of signals is over -100 dBm. The legend indicates the results in percentage with the “Discrete” option selected. The values indicate the amount of signals between the range highlighted in a specific color. Ex: 8.1% of signals are between -100 and -90 dBM colored in dark blue. iBwave Design User Manual 169
  • 170. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.6.2 Editing Legend for Best server map Note: This method applies to legends for all other prediction output maps. Double click on the Indoor prediction legend to edit the legend properties. To edit the color gradient, uncheck the “Use system color” check box. 1. Double click on the Clicking on the legend and uncheck the check box, the “Use system color”. The automatic revision gradiant shows up. Click will show up on Edit Gradiant Click OkOk and the 2. Click and the Best Server Gradiant Best Server Gradiant Legend pops up. Legend pops up. Delete the the excess 3. Delete excess of layers, leaving just the of layers, leaving just number of layers the number of layers appropriate with the appropriate with the number of antennas. number of antennas 4. Edit the desired color scheme for each antenna. 5. Click OK. iBwave Design User Manual 170
  • 171. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 The legend properties will be ready with the new color scheme for each antenna. Click Ok and the new Click OK and the color color scheme new scheme shows up. shows up. iBwave Design User Manual 171
  • 172. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.7. Selected Transmitter(s) To run a Selected Transmitter(s) prediction, antennas and radiating cables that have been selected. On the Prediction Panel, right-click on the prediction type user would like to run and select “Run on Selected Transmitter(s) on Plan”. Users also have the ability to decide on which floor Plans to run that prediction. Selected Transmitter(s) prediction can also be selected from the Predict SubMenu. iBwave Design User Manual 172
  • 173. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.8. Indoor Prediction Results Persistence When a prediction is launched, iBwave Design will generate prediction result images for every system(s), Layout Plan(s) and transmitters that were specified depending on the chosen options. When a prediction is refreshed, only the results that are outdated will be re-calculated, reducing the time required to perform your entire project. However, some parameters have an impact on all the prediction results and will require re-calculating everything. Here is a small table outlining the different parameters and their impact on the prediction results: Parameter type Main parameters (Resolution, floor height, model, etc) Walls Transmitter specific parameter (EiRP, direction, height, etc) System specific parameter Color scheme Prediction type Invalidated result All All Modified transmitter only (all frequencies) All transmitters at this frequency None All results on the plan where the type changed 6.9. Saving Prediction Results Prediction result images are saved in your project file but not your prediction data. However you have the option to save your prediction data along with your vu file. You can activate or deactivate this function under the ‘Save and Load Prediction Results’ in Project Properties window. This will allow you to reopen the vu file and keep your prediction results, which means that your probe will display results and no need to re-run your prediction. NOTE: For the prediction progress window. If you have the 'Automatically close window if successful' option checked and you are not able to uncheck it because the window does not show long enough, you can press the SHIFT key of your keyboard while invoking a prediction from the menu to keep the progress window opened. 6.10. Clear Prediction Results Selecting this option will erase any previous prediction results from memory. The effect will impact the next prediction action in the sense that it will have to regenerate new prediction from scratch. iBwave Design User Manual 173
  • 174. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.11. Export / Import Prediction Data (Project Data) iBwave Design allows you to export/import prediction data (or project data) into different format types such as Comma-Separated Variables (.csv). 6.11.1 Export Prediction Data By having the ability to Export prediction data, users are able to use the data in other software or modify results in for instance excel. Please make sure that prediction for ONE and ONLY ONE system is selected, otherwise, the .csv file will not be generated. 1. Under Prediction Panel, right-click on the prediction you wish to export and choose “Export Data” from the drop down menu. 2. Select a destination for the save file. 4. Type the file name and it will automatically save in .csv format. iBwave Design User Manual 174
  • 175. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.11.2 Import Prediction Data By having the Import prediction data ability, users are able to load in the modified data into iBwave Design. 1. Right-click on the System in Prediction Panel, choose Import Data from the drop down menu. 2. Locate the data file. 3. Select the required file (must be in .csv format). 4. Click Open when done iBwave Design User Manual 175
  • 176. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.11.3 Calculating the Antenna Position in the Exported File Example 1: Reference point outside predicted area • This example project contains a simple floor surface, one system and two antennas, with a predefined prediction area. • When exporting the prediction CSV. You will notice that the file actually looks like the presented surface area. iBwave Design User Manual 176
  • 177. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 • The first line contained in the exported prediction CSV is described here. Plan Scale Horizontal: 7.93333339691162, Vertical: 7.93333339691162, Resolution: 1, Size Height: 49, Width: 51, Reference Point Offset: X=0, Y=-8 What is important here is the Reference Point Offset: X=0, Y=-8, this indicates the reference point in the exported prediction file is actually found at column 0 and row -8, so to understand better it is not found on the prediction area of the exported CSV file. This is useful to calculate the antenna position found in the TSX. • Values found in TSX file for antenna 1 and 2 ANTENNA 1 POSITION 44.62185,-14.36975, 2.5 ANTENNA 2 POSITION 14.36975,-51.68067, 2.5 These values indicate the position of the antenna from the reference point in meters • Here is how we calculate the position from the reference point. iBwave Design User Manual 177
  • 178. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Antenna position to the center is located (2, -3) from the reference point. Now that we know reference point (0,0) = (0, -8) we add this to antenna 1 as follows X=45, Y=-14 translate to us in the CSV file as Column = 45, Row = 6 How did we calculate this? ANTENNA 1 (Antenna 1 X location) 45 + (reference offset X) 0 = 45 (Antenna 1 Y location) 14 + (reference offset Y) -8 = 6 ANTENNA 2 (Antenna 2 X location) 14 + (reference offset X) 0 = 14 (Antenna 2 Y location) 51 + (reference offset Y) -8 = 43 Example 2: Reference point inside predicted area The first line contained in the exported prediction CSV is described here. Plan Scale Horizontal: 7.93333339691162, Vertical: 7.93333339691162, Resolution: 1, Size Height: 49, Width: 51, Reference Point Offset: X=15, Y=6 • iBwave Design User Manual 178
  • 179. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 What is important here is the Reference Point Offset: X=15, Y=6, this indicates the reference point in the exported prediction file is actually found at column 15 and row 6 • Values found in TSX file for antenna 1 and 2 ANTENNA 1 POSITION 29.2437,-1.134454, 2.5 ANTENNA 2 POSITION -1.008403,-38.44538, 2.5 These values indicate the position of the antenna from the reference point in meters Now that we know reference point (0,0) = (15, 6) we add this to antenna 1 as follows X=45, Y=-14 translate to us in the CSV file as Column = 45, Row = 6 How did we calculate this? ANTENNA 1 (Antenna 1 X location) 29 + (reference offset X) 15 = 44 (Antenna 1 Y location) 1 + (reference offset Y) 6 = 7 ANTENNA 2 (Antenna 2 X location) -1 + (reference offset X) 15 = 14 (Antenna 2 Y location) 38 + (reference offset Y) 6 = 43 iBwave Design User Manual 179
  • 180. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.12. Walls All iBwave Design applications without Propagation Module provide users the ability of free-hand drawing using a Generic material. NOTE: This option is not available in iBwave Design Viewer iBwave Design with Propagation Module allows you to add walls onto your layout plans using 3 different methods: - AutoCAD file import - Pixel Converter for all the image types (.jpg, .bmp, .gif, etc.) or - Free-hand drawing. 6.12.1 Import Walls from an AutoCAD file iBwave Design supports importation of AutoCADTM 2008 files or older *.dwg and *.dxf files. However, not all object categories available in AutoCAD®, are supported. The following list shows the AutoCAD® object categories supported: AutoCAD® object categories 2D Polyline 2D Solid 3D Box 3D Face 3D Mesh 3D Polyline 3D Solid 3D Sphere 3D Surface Arc Arc aligned text Circle Donut Ellipse Hatch Line M line M text MInsertBlock PolyFaceMesh Polygone PolygonMesh Polyline supported not supported X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X iBwave Design User Manual 180
  • 181. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 1. Prediction 2. Import walls 3. Select the CAD file to import (*.dwg) 4. Click Open 5. You then select the layers that will represent your walls in RF-Vu. 6. You then choose how you want the walls to be assigned for each layer 7. You then choose how you want the Wall Optimization Type be iBwave Design User Manual 181
  • 182. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 8. Depending on the previous Material assignation, you will be asked each layer or all layers with a material defined in the database Click OK If the Autocad file does not contain height information about the layers, you then need to select a desired height for those 2D objects. IMPORTANT: Please note that the height will not be higher than the value you have in RF-Vu. You will need to set it in your Plan or project properties (See section E below) iBwave Design User Manual 182
  • 183. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Once walls are imported into iBwave Design, you will be able to remove unneeded layers from your layout plan using the Wall simplification tool. 9. Once all walls associated with the proper material, you can Lock size and position of all walls 10. If required, you can now associate imported walls with the proper material. Right-click a wall and select Replace components | All components like this one iBwave Design User Manual 183
  • 184. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.12.2 Import Walls from a JPEG / BMP / GIF / TIFF file (Pixel Converter) iBwave Design supports importation of JPEG/BMP/GIF/TIFF files. All objects available in JPEG/BMP/GIF/, are converted into a SINGLE layer. 1. Prediction 2. Import walls 3. Select the image file to import (*.JPG/bmp/tiff/gif) 4. Click Open 6. Select “Preview Threshold” 5. Set all the parameters accordingly (Please refer to the Recommendation section for guideline). iBwave Design User Manual 184
  • 185. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 7. Use slider and select desired threshold value according to preview! 8. Press OK Once users are satisfied with the setting, click on “Preview” to view the result of the settings. iBwave Design User Manual 185
  • 186. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 On the tool bar, it will show the total number of walls that will be imported. If users are unhappy with the result, he/she can go back to the Raster to Vector window and change the settings. 9. Press Import iBwave Design User Manual 186
  • 187. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Parameters Descriptions Threshold Color Color shade of image in converted into just black and white image. [0=only black color will be converted] [255=all colors will be converted to black] Straighten indicates when curve is pulled into beeline, the dot in the curve is the maximum distance from the beeline. The higher the value, the straighter the lines will be. Note: Curves might be straightened!!” Type of tracing to generate vector image. Center line: “Creates one center line for each line”. Outline: “Creates an outline around lines” Recognises circles and bends Connection distance is that when connect two beeline segments, the distance is the maxim value from one beeline segment dot to another beeline segment dot. (Adjacent lines will be connected if the distance between them is smaller than the specified length.) Delete mixed-up line. (All lines smaller than the specified length [cm] will be deleted) Lines will have an adjusted width according to their original width Examples: Space by 1 Pixel All lines between 0-1 will be set to 1 All lines between 1-2 will be set to 2 … Space by 2 Pixel All lines between 0-2 will be set to 2 All lines between 2-4 will be set to 4 ... Lines in a certain angle will be adjusted to predefined angles Example Ortho: A line in an angle of up to 10° will be converted into a line with 0°, from 85° to 95° to 90°... Example SmallAngle: A line in an angle between 25° and 35° will be converted into a line with 30° 40° and 50° will be converted into a line with 45° 55° and 65° will be converted into a line with 60° 85° and 95° will be converted into a line with 90° ... Straighten Trace Method Recognize circle Connect adjacent lines Delete mixed-up lines Adjust line width Adjust angle Fill type Fill space Defines how the space in between the outline is filled Defines the spacing of the fill type iBwave Design User Manual 187
  • 188. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 10. You will be asked to assign the layer with a material defined in the database. For Pixel Converter, you can only assign ONE material for all the layers. 11. Click OK 12. You need to select a desired height for those 2D objects. IMPORTANT: Please note that the height will not be higher than the value you have in RF-Vu. You will need to set it in your Plan or project properties (See section E below) iBwave Design User Manual 188
  • 189. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Once walls are imported into iBwave Design, you will be able to remove unneeded layers from your layout plan using the Wall simplification tool. 13. Once all walls are associated with the proper material, you can Lock size and position of all walls. 14. If required, you can now associate imported walls with the proper material. Right-click a wall and select Replace components | Selection. Recommendations for Settings in Pixel Converter when importing walls from an image file: NOTE: It is always recommended to adjust the “Threshold color” by means of the “Preview threshold” as this will give the best iBwave Design User Manual 189
  • 190. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 “Threshold color” 9. Press Import and “Preview Threshold” iBwave Design User Manual 190
  • 191. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Below some examples that show results with the above suggested values. Result after conversion in iBwave Design Original iBwave Design User Manual 191
  • 192. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.12.3 Free-Hand Drawing Walls 1. Select a material from the Draw walls drop-down list contained within the Prediction toolbar Clicking the button will select the first material from the list. To select a specific material, click the arrow to pull-down a list of all materials. The three most recently used materials are at the top of the list 2. Once in wall drawing mode the mouse changes to a cross. You can start drawing walls 3. Left click where you want to begin a wall 5. Repeat step 4 until the wall is complete 4. Move the mouse to the next inflection point (corner) of the wall. Leftclick to create the inflection point iBwave Design User Manual 192 1. To end the drawing process, double-click instead of left-click at the last inflection point location or use the enter key or right-click the plan and select Enter from the menu
  • 193. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 When drawing a wall manually, various operations are available. To access these operations, simply use the keyboard shortcuts or right-click the plan and choose from the following menu: Enter Key or Double-click: Stops current wall drawing, and stays in wall drawing mode Cancel or Esc Key: Cancels current wall drawing Remove last inflection point or Delete key: Removes the last wall corner drawn Snap at wall corners or F9 key: When approaching an existing wall corner, the mouse pointer will be attracted to it and display an orange square around the corner. If you left-click, your newly added inflection point will be positioned at the existing corner. Snap on walls or F10 key: When approaching an existing wall segment, the mouse pointer will be attracted to it and display an orange X on the segment. If you left-click, your newly added inflection point will be positioned at the X marking on the existing segment. Snap on grid or F11 key: When you left-click to draw an inflection point, the position of the new point will be aligned to the grid. Orthogonal extensions or F12 key: When Orthogonal extension is turned on, only horizontal or vertical walls can be drawn. iBwave Design User Manual 193
  • 194. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.12.4 Wall Manipulations Right-click a wall Locks size and position of the selected wall. Remove the pointed endpoint/corner Select 2 walls and click Merge walls to unify them at their closest inflection points Splits the selected wall in 2 at the pointed inflection point Selects all walls or all identical walls Prediction > Select walls Selects all walls on current plan Prediction > Lock size and position of all walls Locks or unlocks all walls on current plan iBwave Design User Manual 194
  • 195. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.12.5 Wall Properties Right-click wall Select Show part properties… View various electrical properties View the material manufacturer and model Modify the trace Color, the trace style or the trace width iBwave Design User Manual 195
  • 196. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.12.6 Wall Heights Once your walls have been imported into iBwave Design, you have the possibility to go back and change their heights. This can be done if a height was not specified on the imported material that was used for your wall creation. Some materials such as wall partitions have already been defined as walls in your database and have heights defined in their mechanical properties already. Their Height above floor (custom enabled) value should be set to true. This value will specify at which height your Wall will start from. (0 if from the ground) If set to True this will overwrite the default values in your Prediction Properties This value will be the highest point on the wall near the ceiling iBwave Design User Manual 196 If set to False RFVu will use the value defined in your plan properties.
  • 197. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.12.7 Set Height for Selected Walls By default, walls’ height of a project is set in the Project properties – Calculation Building. The walls height can also be seen and customized in the Plan properties – Heights of each floor plan. iBwave Design User Manual 197
  • 198. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 1. Select walls to be changed 2. Right-click on 1 of the selected walls 3. Click on the Set height for selected walls 4. Check this option and change the walls’ height values iBwave Design User Manual 198
  • 199. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.12.8 Walls Simplification Walls related modification can be configured from Walls Simplification option under Prediction Menu on the toolbar. Once the walls have been imported into iBwave Design, users are able to modified / removed / rescaled / merged walls from the Wall Simplification Options. iBwave Design User Manual 199
  • 200. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 NOTE: Undo feature and the Cancel button of Walls Simplification cannot retrieve the last position of walls after the following buttons are pressed. Flip Walls Horizontally: This option allow users to flip the walls from left to right. After performing Flip walls Horizontally Before performing Flip walls Horizontally Flip walls Vertically: This option allows the user to flip the walls up side down. After performing Flip walls Vertically Before performing Flip walls Vertically iBwave Design User Manual 200
  • 201. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Rotate walls: This option allows users to rotate the walls 90o for each rotation clockwise. After performing Rotate walls Before performing Rotate walls Fit walls to Page: This option allows user to fit the walls to the page size. After performing Fit walls to Page Before performing Fit walls to Page iBwave Design User Manual 201
  • 202. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Merge Walls: This option allows user to merge 2 or more walls into 1 in order to reduce the walls count. A number of walls have been selected Original number of walls before merging. The selected walls have been merge into 1 wall only. Number of walls reduced after merging iBwave Design User Manual 202
  • 203. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Reduce number of walls by increasing the minimum wall length threshold: This option allows user to removed unwanted walls that have been imported from the original layout plan. The numbers in the bracket shows how many walls are associated with that particular material. User can select/unselect which material they wanted to filter/remove. User can either drag the cursor along the bar or specified a specific threshold in order to remove the unwanted layers. Click OK when done. Scale walls: This option allows user to scale the walls according to the preferred size on the layout plan. Users can either drag the cursor along the bar to resize the walls or he/she can specify certain percentage that he/she preferred. iBwave Design User Manual 203
  • 204. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.12.9 Draw walls around polygons or horizontal surfaces When a user creates a horizontal surface or a polygon, the walls surrounding this surface can be automatically created. Right click on the horizontal surface and select “Generate walls around the surface”. There are 2 options to select materials for the surrounding walls. The user can either select a new material or use the same material as the horizontal surface. 6.12.10 Draw walls around inclined surfaces Walls can be drawn around inclined surfaces to simulate stairwells, and enclosed stair cases. To draw a wall surrounding the inclined surface, right click on the inclined surface and select “Generate walls around the surface”. Select the material of the surrounding wall. iBwave Design User Manual 204
  • 205. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.13. Import Outdoor Prediction 6.13.1 Setting / Defining Building Polygon and Coordinates Building polygon and coordinates MUST be defined and set before importing the outdoor prediction. Ensure that the layout plan is part of a building. Setting Building Polygon Right-click on a Horizontal surface to bring out the options. Enabled the Set as Building polygon option. Once the Set as building polygon is enabled, a Red marker will be shown in Plan Info window for that particular floor. * Notes: User only needs to do this setting for one floor per building. iBwave Design User Manual 205
  • 206. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Defining Building Coordinates Note: Additional information is available in section 4.3.1 Manual Entry of building coordinates: and section 4.3.2 Automatic Positioning and Scaling using KML file Go to Plans on the tool bar and select Building Properties in order to bring out the Building Properties window. Set the Lat and Long for the building. Click OK when done. * Notes: Coordinates for each and every building need to be set. iBwave Design User Manual 206
  • 207. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.13.2 Importing Outdoor Prediction Click on Prediction to bring out the Outdoor prediction configuration window. Click on “+” to add an outdoor map. User can rename the prediction. Set the Distance building contour and Resolution to the desired value. Click OK when done iBwave Design User Manual 207
  • 208. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Click on “+” to add a transmitter. Click Open when done. Select the relevant file in the supported format. Note: Outdoor tools like Pegaplan can export to iBwave XML format. Please consult the respective outdoor prediction tool manual on how to do so. Information about the loaded file will be shown in the Info window once it is selected. User can load more than one prediction file at a time. Select the type of map from the drop down; Interfering Sector, Donor and Serving Sector, or Serving Sector User is allowed to select which prediction to be displayed on each layout plan and for different frequencies. Click OK when done. iBwave Design User Manual 208
  • 209. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 The type of map will have a direct impact on the values calculated by the Optimization module. In setting this iBwave Design will know to consider the imported Outdoor map as an Interfering Sector, Donor and Serving Sector (used in Off-Air systems), or Serving Sector in the caluations of signal quality. 6.13.3 Visualizing the Imported Outdoor Map Click on the prediction legend icon to bring out the legend. Enabling the Signal Probe will allow user to compare the signal strength for both Indoor and Outdoor. iBwave Design User Manual 209
  • 210. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Enable the Outdoor option in the Prediction Panel window in order to display the prediction. 6.13.4 Color Schemes • The Color Schemes section allows you to define a variety of schemes to be utilised when displaying prediction results. NOTE: New customised gradients can be added by the user. Enter the Color scheme name and press Add color gradient button to create a new entry. A color scheme can be applied to all systems or individually set for each system. Pressing the Edit gradient button opens the gradient configuration window. iBwave Design User Manual 210
  • 211. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Type = Discrete Type: Continuous displays a gradual color scale while Discrete presents 1 uniform color between 2 levels Type = Continuous Max / Min / Offset: Determines the Upper and Lower limits of the scale with the possibility to apply an offset to the entire scale Follow these steps to set the Levels within the gradient configuration window: • Use the Selection drop-down list to adjust related level Label / Color / Position / Transparency preferred settings. Or else; • Click the small triangle on the color bar and then adjust the Label / Color / Position / Transparency preferred settings • Press Update to refresh the scale with the most recent configuration You can double-click on the color bar to add a level or you can single-click the color bar to preview the properties and colors then press Add. Color bars can be saved as template file (*.grad). The .grad files are located under the following directory: {iBwave Design Install Folder}Gradients Templates. Color bar template files can be reused in subsequent project files. iBwave Design User Manual 211
  • 212. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.14. Calibration Menu Calibration menu is available when Propagation module is enabled. With the Calibration Function, the Dominant Path Propagation Model Parameters can be tuned according to data that was previously collected from a walk test with one antenna. This will optimise the prediction results. NOTE: The measurement of only one antenna can be used for tuning the model for one antenna at a time. 6.14.1 Calibration Properties within Project Properties Calibration related parameters can be configured from the Project Properties window under Calculations -> Prediction -> Advanced section. A shortcut to the Prediction Properties is also available from the prediction toolbar. Max. and Min. Vaules can be entered for the different Limits iBwave Design User Manual 212
  • 213. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Distance: All measurement points between minimum and maximum distance are used for the calibration. To speed up the calibration, the distance can be limited. Path loss: All measurement points between minimum and maximum path loss are used for the calibration Power: All measurement points between minimum and maximum power are used for the calibration. 6.14.2 Calibration functionality In order to calibrate the Dominant Path Model (by means of its parameters), the steps below have to be followed. 1. Create Calibration Model for Antennas. This can be done with the Manage Models function. Each existing antenna of the In-Building design can be used for creating a calibration model, but this is not a must. 2. Define Calibration model for antenna in the Assign Models function. Each Antenna of the In-Building design needs to have an assigned calibration model. Each antenna can have its own calibration model, but can also use already existing ones. 3. Run Prediction with new settings. Now, that the new models are generated and associated to antennas, the prediction can be run with the new settings. NOTE: Once the calibration is set up and a prediction is executed with the associated calibration models, the calibration model is saved within the project file. The used models are highlighted in the “Manage Models” and are also marked with “[from Project]”. The following details the steps for the above. iBwave Design User Manual 213
  • 214. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.14.3 Create Calibration Model with Manage Models In order to create a calibration model, the calibration model manager has to be started. 1. Select Manage Models 2. Click on + to create new model iBwave Design User Manual 214
  • 215. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 4. Define Calibration model name 3. Select Antenna of In-Building design 6. Select Survey data 7. Press + again to allocate Survey Trace to Transmitter 8. Allocation Survey Trace and Transmitter is done 5. Specify Region / Country and Building Type and enter Comment (all for information only) 9. Click OK iBwave Design User Manual 215
  • 216. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 10. New Calibration Model is now generated Calculated values for Parameters are displayed Original values for Parameters are displayed 11. Click OK With the above steps, we have now created a calibration model. These steps have to be repeated for each calibration model that needs to be generated. iBwave Design User Manual 216
  • 217. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.14.4 Define Calibration model for antenna in the Assign Models Once the calibration models exist, the In-Building antennas have to be allocated to the appropriate calibration models. 1. Select Assign Models 2. Define (or allocate) the appropriate models to the respective antennas. Now, next time prediction is started, it will start with the new settings as set in the above steps. iBwave Design User Manual 217
  • 218. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.15. Objects – Horizontal Surface To simulate three dimensional objects in iBwave Design you will need to create objects that can represent floors or real objects. A Horizontal surface can be use to set the Prediction Area (see the below section for more details.) 1. For example in a 3D prediction you would need to create a floor as an object 2. The next step would be to create your floor on the layout plan Set Height for Selected surfaces: 1. Select the horizontal surface(s) to be changed 2. Right-click on the material and select the Set height for selected surfaces 3. Check this option and change the surfaces’ height value NOTE: Horizontal Surface can be set as Prediction Area. See the below section for more details. iBwave Design User Manual 218
  • 219. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.16. Wall Holes If you want to simulate scenarios such as an atrium in a building you can create holes on top of existing object to simulate an opening. 1. The first step would be to create your floor on the layout plan as a horizontal surface. 2. The next step would be to create a “hole” on your floor plan to simulate the opening. Draw a horizontal surface and choose air for the material. iBwave Design User Manual 219
  • 220. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.17. Inclined Surface To simulate objects such as staircase in iBwave Design, you will need to create objects that can represent floors or real objects with different height at both ends. Inclined surface can be use to defined such area. 2. The next step would be to create the surface on the layout plan. 1. Click on Inclined Surface icon on the Prediction toolbar. 3. Right-click on the surface and select Set height for selected inclined plane. 4. Move the cursor to set the desired height. 6. Click OK when Done. 5. Check this option like to see the height on Layout Plan iBwave Design User Manual 220
  • 221. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 The arrow shows the direction of the Inclined surface. The height of each end is shown on the layout Plan 6.18. Prediction Toolbar Quick access to the Prediction Properties section within the Project Properties window To draw walls/horizontal surfaces To draw inclined surfaces Prediction Rectangle Area allows to define the area(s) for which a prediction is wanted within a Layout Plan. If omitted, entire Layout Plan dimension will be used by default. iBwave Design User Manual 221 Refer to Predict sub-menu section
  • 222. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.19. Displaying Prediction Results Once prediction results have been computed, they can be displayed from the Prediction Panel window as per below: Enabling this checkbox will display the prediction results for one or a combination of systems altogether on Layout Plan. If enabled, Signal probe levels will appear at the tip of the mouse cursor. iBwave Design User Manual 222
  • 223. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.20. Compliance Map Based on your prediction results, it is possible to set an area and where iBwave Design will return a compliance percentage value based on your design criteria as per below: 1. First you define your properties from the main Prediction Menu 2. You need to set a desired Prediction Area 3. Then you draw the desired Prediction Area iBwave Design User Manual 223
  • 224. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6.21. Using Horizontal Surface to set the Prediction Area 1. From the Draw horizontal surface icon, select an object and draw the shape. 2. Right-click on the object and select the Area Definition ->Set as prediction area 3. Open the Compliance area properties… to set the Compliance area 6.22. Area Definition Right Click on the Layout Plan to bring out the Area Definition Option. Click on Area Definition option iBwave Design User Manual 224
  • 225. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Set as plan area: When enabled, this feature allows you to set that particular layout plan as reference plan area. You can refer another layout plan to this selected one. Set as building polygon: Setting the outer perimeter as building outline for Outdoor Prediction Import. Set as prediction area: This feature will confined the prediction results within the pre-defined perimeter of the layout plan. Set as indoor area: When enabled, the tool will set the pre-defined area as indoor area when running Interpolation between outdoor and indoor prediction. iBwave Design User Manual 225
  • 226. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 7. Optimization Module The Optimization Module takes in-building design to the next level by bridging the gap between indoor and outdoor wireless networks, to fully leverage and integrate indoor solutions with outdoor signals and interferences. Bandwidth intensive applications such as video and audio streaming, interactive multimedia, gaming Internet , Voice over IP, require adequate data throughput performance. The Optimization module helps to design and assess in-building designs against data throughput criteria. The Optimization Module is an add-on module that requires the Propagation Module to run on iBwave Design software licenses. 7.1. Technical Specifications The Optimization Module supports CDMA-based technologies (HSPA, 1xEVDO, WCDMA) and EDGE, GSM, GPRS, TDMA, IDEN, WiMAX, LTE & WiFi. 7.2. Key Functionalities The Optimization Module has two principle functionalities: 1) Interolation of outdoor network signals to assess the need for an InBuilding Network: This function interpolates the outdoor wireless signals that are present to the inside of the building giving an estimate and display signal levels or interfearence levels. This assessment is important before designing and planning an in-building wireless network to assess if an indoor system is required and where dominance will be required to overcome interfearence from outdoor. 2) Analysis of Signal Quality and Data Throughput: This function compares the in-building network coverage to the outdoor prediction maps to optimize indoor signal quality and provide data throughput analysis. 7.3. How to use the Optimization Module The Optimization Module takes outdoor measurements and allows users to create output maps that reflect the impact of these measurements on the indoor environment. Some steps are required before creating output maps as indicated below: 1) Set the building polygon 2) Set a prediction area and define an indoor area 3) Import outdoor measurements via the following methods: iBwave Design User Manual 226
  • 227. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 • Import survey data – refer to section 10.1.1 Import Data Collection for more information. • Import outdoor prediction map – refer to section 6.13 for more information. • Create interpolation map – refer to section 7.3.4 for more information. iBwave Design User Manual 227
  • 228. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 7.3.1 Set the Building Polygon 1. Click on the icon to Draw horizontal surface. 2. Create the Horizontal Surface over the layout plan and right click to set Building Polygon. Notice in the Plan Info Panel that the corresponding layout plan is marked with a red polygon. iBwave Design User Manual 228
  • 229. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 7.3.2 Set a Prediction Area and Define an Indoor Area There are 2 methods to define the area: a. Create a horizontal surface, then right click to define the prediction and indoor area by following steps 2 and 3 below. 1. Click on the icon to create a Horizontal Surface. Draw the horizontal surface around the defined area and proceed to 2. OR b. Create a polygon around the indoor environment, then right click to define the prediction and indoor area Note: Make sure that all walls reside inside the newly define indoor area. 1. Click on the icon to create a polygon. Draw the polygon around the defined area and proceed to steps 2 and 3. 2. Right click to set this as prediction area. 3. Right click again and set the indoor area. iBwave Design User Manual 229
  • 230. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 7.3.3 Import Outdoor Signal Data There are 3 options to interpolate the Outdoor signals into the Indoor Area: a) Interpolate the indoor wireless signal based on outdoor prediction maps provided by leading outdoor software vendors (currently supports all outdoor partners) b) Interpolate the indoor wireless signal based on the results from data collection tools* measured by walking the perimeter of the building or manually entered via the Manual survey trace tool* (*Collection Module is required) c) During a pre-planning phase, in the case that no outdoor signal data is available, the Optimization module can still interpolate the indoor wireless signal based on theoretical signal data estimates* around the building area, which are manually entered into the module. (*The generated results would be an estimate) 7.3.4 Setting Network Optimization Parameters There are certain parameters that can be set for the Network Optimization module depending on what technology we are designing for. For each technology we can set and configure the Mobile Station Parameters, as well as the Service Configuration detailing the different criteria required to achieve a certain data rate. These values can be changed and set by going to Project Properties Prediction Network Optimization which is highlighted in the next screen Shot. iBwave Design User Manual 230
  • 231. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Mobile Station Parameters Service Configuration We can use the + and – to add or remove a new service definition for a given technology and proceed to specify the criteria values. Settable Mobile Station Parameters Max. Tx Pwr Ant. Gain Noise Figure Body Losses Fast Fading Margin Bandwidth FTT Size Num. Sub-Carriers Cyclic Prefix Common Channels Orthogonality Active Server Table Chip Rate Mobile Station Maximum Transmit Power Mobile Station Antenna Gain Mobile Station receiver Noise Figure Additional Losses on Mobile Station Set the Fast Fading Margin Set the Bandwidth Set the FTT Size Set Num. Sub-Carriers Set Cyclic Prefix Set the Number of Common Channels Set the Value of Orthogonality Range of active server table Set the Chip Rate iBwave Design User Manual 231
  • 232. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Service Configuration definitions Service Bitrate DL -Req. Pwr or Eb (dBm) DL -Req SNIR or Eb/No (dB) DL - Use Req. Pwr. or Eb DL - Power back-off (dB) Define the service type (voice, data, multimedia, etc…) Associate a give bit rate to a Service Required Downlink Power or Eb for the given service Required Downlink SNIR or Eb/No for the given service Is the Downlink Power or Eb needed to calculate a Service Type Additional Backoff from the Required Power 7.3.5 Creating an Output Map Follow the steps below to create an Output Map: 1. Select the icon from the Prediction Panel to Add Output Map. This launches the Output map configuration window. 2. Select the General tab and for the Type, select the type of output map that you want to generate. For an interpolation signal strength map, select Interpolation signal strength. 3. Choose the general prediction settings for this output map, such as name, resolution, height, etc.. iBwave Design User Manual 232
  • 233. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 4. Select the Specific tab and choose the Outdoor values that you want to extrapolate (3 options). 5. Select the Filters tab, and choose the combination of Systems and Layout plans for which you want the Output Map to be calculated. iBwave Design User Manual 233
  • 234. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6. Select the Color Schemes tab and choose from the color schemes or edit the color gradient to customize. 7. On the Prediction Panel, right click on the map configuration and select Run. 7.3.6 About Optimization Output Maps Note: SNIR maps are referred to as Eb/No for CDMA based technology. There are three types of optimization output maps as indicated below: a) The SNIR (or Eb/No for CDMA based technology) map processes the Interpolation Outdoor Map with the Signal Strength Map (the desired indoor signal) to produce a Signal-to-Noise-and-Interference ratio Map b) The Data Rate Map uses the Network Optimization parameters as configured in the Project Properties > Prediction > Network optimization settings, along with the Signal strength Map and the SNIR Map to create a Data Rate Map to show throughput distribution indoors. c) The Total Received Power is the aggregate sum of the Received Signal Strength (Eb) at a given location. iBwave Design User Manual 234
  • 235. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 7.3.7 Delay and Nature of the Path in Dominant Path Model Nature of the Path/Delay is a type of Output map configuration that allows the user to identify the covered areas as LOS (Line of sight), NLOS (Non Line-ofSight) and OLOS (Obstructed-Line-of-Sight). 1- In the Prediction window, create a new output map. 2- Choose Nature of the path / Delay as type of configuration. 3- Add a desired name for the new output map. 4- Right click on the system name and run the prediction I iBwave Design User Manual 235
  • 236. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 In this example, it is possible to see different colors for each line of sight. Clicking on legend icon; it is possible to see the color assingned to each line of sight. Double click on on the legent, clicking the legend to the prediction legend can be edit the prediction legend. aditable. The Nature of the path/Delay prediction helps to find out if the parameters under Dominant Path in Propagation model for a specific band are appropriate or not. iBwave Design User Manual 236
  • 237. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 The default exponents for LOS, OLOS and NLOS can be changed in the project properties in order to calibrate the prediction manually. If there are two or more antennas, predicting The Nature of the path/Delay will include some areas where it is not possible to see the LOS, OLOS or NLOS parameters due to multiple contributors for the same area. iBwave Design User Manual 237
  • 238. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 See the following example: See multiple areas in red where it is not possible to define the influenced area by each antenna. Using multiple antennas, it is important to define the margin of contribution, meaning the difference in dB where the signal strength from one antenna is stronger than the signal strength from another antenna. Setup the antenna margin, when using more than one antenna on the prediction for Nature of the path. iBwave Design User Manual 238
  • 239. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 See below the three different setups for the Multiple contributing antennas margin: Multiple contributing antennas margin = 0 7.3.8 Network Optimization parameters Setting the Network optimization parameters from the Project Properties will affect the results of the output maps. Multiple contributing antennas margin = 5 Multiple contributing antennas margin = 15 Network Optimization Parameters consists of technology-specific, discrete service configuration definitions between pre-defined RF levels (Signal power and SNIR). All parameters are customizable. Note: Properties to enable or disable the outdoor coverage are available and a more accurate view about which antenna is covering the indoor signals scan be seen on the Best Server Map. Refer to section… for more information. iBwave Design User Manual 239
  • 240. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 7.3.9 Soft Hand-off Map In mobile phone systems, a handoff is the process of transferring a phone call in progress from one base station (tower) to another base station, without interruption of the call. "Soft" handoffs are unique to systems based on CDMA technology. During a soft handoff, a phone may be actively connected to multiple base stations simultaneously, possibly for a considerable length of time. In some cases, mobile sets transmit signals to, and receive signals from, more than one repeater at a time. To generate a Soft Hand-off map, follow the steps in the previous procedure and in the Output map configuration dialog box, select the “General” tab. Click on the drop down list next to Type and select “Soft hand-off”. 1. In the “General” tab, next to “Type”, select “Soft Hand-off” from the drop down list. Assign a name to this map. iBwave Design User Manual 240
  • 241. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 2. If the source is from survey data or a given value, then select the “Type” of outdoor signals from the drop down list. The choices are: Interfering sector Donor and serving sector Serving sector 3. From the “Specific” tab, select “Consider outdoor signals” if needed and select the source. Choose the propagation model to use to generate the map. iBwave Design User Manual 241
  • 242. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 4. To edit or create a new template of colors, click “Edit”. Assign a name to the color gradient and click “Add color gradient”. Note: If outdoor signals are not considered, you must select at least 2 systems. Customize the color scheme from the “Color Schemes” tab and click on “OK”. 5. From the “Filters” tab, select at least 2 systems to compare with. Note, if outdoor signals are considered, 1 system is sufficient. iBwave Design User Manual 242
  • 243. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6. Click on “Edit gradient” or double click on the gradient graph to edit the legend. iBwave Design User Manual 243
  • 244. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Perform the Soft handoff prediction and see below for sample Soft Hand-off map. 7. On the Prediction Panel, right click on the Soft handoff map name and select Run. iBwave Design User Manual 244
  • 245. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 7.3.10 Sample Optimization Output Maps SNIR Output Map with an outdoor Given Value signal estimate of -67.00 dBm. Observe how in regions in which the interferer is stronger than the Indoor signal source, our SNIR decreases rapidly. Network Optimization Settings and the service Configuration profile for EDGE technology. Max. Achievable Data Rate Output Map with an outdoor Given Value signal estimate of -67.00 dBm. Observe how in regions in which the SNIR and the Signal level are low, we achieve lower Data Rates and even areas of no coverage. Note: Areas with no color indicate that the coverage could not be computed due to insufficient information in SNIR factor. iBwave Design User Manual 245
  • 246. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 7.4. OPTIMAL ANTENNA PLACEMENT (OAP) The Optimal Antenna Placement feature requires the Optimization Module. Users will have access to a new type of component called the “Candidate Antenna” which can be placed on the layout plan in areas that may be candidate locations to meet the criteria of the design. The user may place unlimited numbers of candidate antennas on the Layout plan. Once the candidate antennas are placed, they can run the Optimal Antenna Placement output prediction map to validate which ones are placed in the optimal area according to the specified criteria (settings in the “Specific” tab). The user can then choose to convert and keep these “winning” antennas which are the best candidates to cover the specific area, and delete the others. 1. Click on “Candidate Antenna” and select the antenna type. 2. Click OK. Note: The new component for Candidate Antennas is found in the left panel with the following icon: iBwave Design User Manual 246
  • 247. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 4. In the Prediction Panel, select Add output map. 3. Place candidate antennas in desired locations. 5. In the “Output map configuration” menu, “General” tab, next to “Type” select “Optimal Antenna Placement” and assign a name to this new map. iBwave Design User Manual 247
  • 248. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 6. Configure settings in the “Specific” tab. Specify the minimum compliance coverage, source of signals, and default output power. 7. Configure ”Filters” and ”Color schemes” tabs and click OK. iBwave Design User Manual 248
  • 249. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 8. Run Prediction on specific Optimal Antenna Placement map. 9. Right click on the winning candidate (green background) and convert the candidate into an accepted antenna. Note: The layer of Candidate Antennas can be found in the Layer Panel. This allows for displaying or hiding these candidate antennas, moving them up or down in the order of layers and locking this layer. The layer for Candidate Antennas exist in the Layer Info panel. iBwave Design User Manual 249
  • 250. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 8. 3D Viewer With the propagation module, you can view the visual representation of your building. This feature helps you to ensure the walls, floors and scale specified in the design are correctly represented your building. 8.1. Current Plan View To navigate in 3D mode using the mouse, the scroll wheel is used to zoom in and out. Holding the left button will allow to rotate left, right, up, and down. Holding the right button allows for moving the floor plan left, right, up, and down. 1. In the Plans menu, Select Show current Plan in 3D You can select the size of the transmitters You can export this view in an image format with white background for printing. iBwave Design User Manual 250
  • 251. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Under View you can toggle on or off the Wireframe mode, Transmitters, Prediction, Title Block, Wall, Gradient Legend and Surfaces Refresh option captures the changes of objects without closing and reopening the 3D Viewer window Under View -> Surfaces, you can toggle on or off the Horizontal surfaces iBwave Design User Manual 251
  • 252. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Under Tool, you are able to export the 3D view to an image file. Select the location for the file. Named the file and it will always be saved in .png format. Click Save when done *Note: We recommend using OpenGL as the 3D viewer rendering device for optimal performance. This can be set under the Tools – Options iBwave Design User Manual 252
  • 253. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 8.2. Building View Building View allows for the visualization of all levels as well as their associated predictions. The same visualization options exist in the building view as in section 2.1 Current Plan View. To navigate in 3D mode you can use your mouse. The scroll wheel is used to zoom in and out. Holding the left button will allow to rotate left, right, up and down. Holding the right button allows for moving the floor plan left, right, up, and down. 1. In the Plans menu, select Show current building in 3D You can export this view in an image format The White line indicates the Horizontal surfaces. iBwave Design User Manual 253
  • 254. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 9. Picture Plans 9.1. Overlay Components on a Picture Plan 1. In Plan Info window, Select New Picture Plan 2. Enter picture plan name 3. Open Page Setup 4. Define Page Size and Orientation. Click OK iBwave Design User Manual 254
  • 255. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5. Select Image option 6. Choose file location 7. Open the file 8. Resize the image to fit the page. [Use zoom option (F6 Key) to see the full page] iBwave Design User Manual 255
  • 256. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 9.2. Image Modification and Enhancement iBwave Design’s users can modify images with image modification features. Numerous features can be applied on any image of layout plans, picture plans, or design plan. Rectangle Selection Convert to Grayscale Image Toolbar Convert to Black & White Crop Selection Invert Colors Adjust Brightness & Contrast Adjust Transparency 9.2.1 Crop a Selected Part of an Image • Rectangle Selection: is used to select a part of an image • Crop Selection: is used to crop the selected part of an image 2. Hold and drag your mouse over the part of an image that needs to be cropped 1. Click on Rectangle Selection icon 3. Click on Crop Selection to crop the selected part iBwave Design User Manual 256
  • 257. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 9.2.2 Invert Colors of an Image 1. Select the image 2. Click on Invert Colors button 9.2.3 Adjust Brightness & Contrast of an Image 1. Select the image 3. Adjust the Brightness and Contrast of the image then click OK 2. Click on Adjust Brightness & Contrast button iBwave Design User Manual 257
  • 258. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 9.2.4 Adjust Transparency of an Image 1. Select the image 3. Adjust the transparency of the image then click OK 2. Click on Adjust Transparency button 9.2.5 Convert an Image to Black & White 1. Select the image 2. Click on Convert to Black & White button iBwave Design User Manual 258
  • 259. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 9.2.6 Convert an Image to Grayscale 1. Select the image 2. Click on Convert to Grayscale button 9.2.7 Undo / Redo Image’s Modification Undo Last Image Commands Redo Last Image Commands Undo / Redo image’s modification functions are available in the Edit tool bar. Undo function is used to retrieve the previous status from any change you have made on the image. See section [3.5.14] for more details. iBwave Design User Manual 259
  • 260. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 9.3. Pull Components from Design Plan onto Picture Plan 9.4. 1. Select the desired Picture Plan 3. Select part(s) from the list and click OK 2. Right Click and select Pull part(s) 5. Rotate component image if needed 4. Resize component image in proportion with the picture iBwave Design User Manual 260
  • 261. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Display Information on Picture Plan 3. Select Line, Shape or Text Box to add more info 1. Select the Data View Filter window to display the desired information 2. Select the label and move it to the desired location 9.5. Layers in Picture Plan This option allows superposing layers for objects on the Picture plan. Refer to section 2.2.7 for more details. 9.6. Duplicate Picture Plan Duplicate Plan feature is available for Picture Plans as well. Refer to section 5.7 for more details. iBwave Design User Manual 261
  • 262. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 10. Data Collection 10.1. Generic Parser 10.1.1 Import Data Collection Data will only be available once the trace route has been imported. Data will be shown AFTER trace route being imported. 10.1.2 To Import a Trace Route The layout images loaded MUST be similar to the one used during the data collection. Once the layout is loaded, scale it accordingly. iBwave Design User Manual 262
  • 263. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Scale the floor plan using Ruler. By using the import survey data buttons located at the tool bar or in the survey data window, select the trace route accordingly. Select new trace route. iBwave Design User Manual 263
  • 264. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 A Survey data import window will pop up and users are requested to select Import Format. The Collection Module allows users to import data file (.csv, .txt, .fmt etc) from data collection tools such as Invex, TEMS, Nitro etc. Locate the trace route. The Collection Module allow user to load the .tab and set it as background image. iBwave Design User Manual 264
  • 265. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Select your trace route. Click Open when done. *Note: If .tab file is available, in the case where it is not a one to one pixel coordinate system, users are able to load in the .tab file which will perform the coordinate conversion between the compressed image and the data set. The .tab file can also be used to bring in the background image in the case where a layout image has not been set. In the case where a one to one conversion is used there is no need for a .tab and we can leave this field blank. iBwave Design User Manual 265
  • 266. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Click to locate the .tab file Select your trace route. Click Open when done. *Note: The image file related to the TAB file must be located in the same folder as the TAB file. Once the trace route has been located, there are a couple of settings the user can set according to his/her preferences. iBwave Design User Manual 266
  • 267. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Once all the settings/parameters had been set, user can save it as a template. Technology field MUST be filled in order to load the route. An appropriate delimiter should be chosen based on the file type. Under ‘Column assignments and preview’, users have to define the Field Options so that the tool will recognizes which data to load. Main Data Type (Coordinate, Numerical Data) under the Field Options has to be tied to one Field Name. iBwave Design User Manual 267
  • 268. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Users are able to filter the information from a *.tab, *.fmt, *.txt, *.csv, etc. according to their preferences. Check the box to enable the filtering function Click on the Filters tab to view the available options. iBwave Design User Manual 268
  • 269. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Select which column in the data file you would like to filter. Select the functionality you required. Select the information in that particular column that you would like to filter. Select whether you want to include or exclude that particular information. Click Add when done and you will see the chosen option being display in the field below. Click Ok when done. iBwave Design User Manual 269
  • 270. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Once the trace route has been loaded, users have to enable the checkbox under DataView Filter in order to view the route. Enable this check box in order to view the trace route. Enabling this checkbox will display the color schemes. iBwave Design User Manual 270
  • 271. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 10.1.3 Displaying Trace Route’s Results and Playback 1. Select route to be displayed on the Layout Plan. 3. . Click on play and the blue icon will move along the trace route. Data changes as the blue icon moves along the trace route. Remove data from Trace Playback window. Add data to the Trace Playback window. 2. Select data you wish to view in the trace playback window. iBwave Design allows users to play back the measurements recorded during the walk test. Users are able to select all the parameters (only the parameters captured by the measurement devices will be available) that he/she would like to pay attention to and view through playback. iBwave Design User Manual 271
  • 272. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 10.2. Trace Route without *.tab File 10.2.1 To Import Trace Route iBwave Design allows users to import a trace route without the .tab file or the image used when collecting the measurement. Load an image file (Please refer to Chapter 4 for details.) Select a trace route. iBwave Design User Manual 272
  • 273. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Locate the trace route. iBwave Design User Manual 273
  • 274. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Select your trace route. Click Open when done. Once all the settings/parameters had been set, user can save it as a template. Technology field MUST be filled in order to load the route. An appropriate delimiter should be choose based on the file type. iBwave Design User Manual 274
  • 275. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Under ‘Column assignments and preview’, users have to define the Field Options so that the tool will recognizes which Main Data Type (Coordinate, Numerical Data) under the Field Options has to be tied to one Field Name. data to load. Click OK when done. Due to no .tab file, the trace route will be located at the corner of the layout plan. iBwave Design User Manual 275
  • 276. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 User can resize the trace route to fit in the layout plan. User can also rotate/flip the route. Each survey points can also be moved to any positions. User can use the flip/rotate icon to flip/rotate the trace route. User can stretch the route when the mouse turns into double arrow. User can move the route to the position he/she prefers by clicking on the route and drag it to any location. Trace route that has been flipped and moved to the preferred position. iBwave Design User Manual 276
  • 277. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 10.2.2 Displaying Trace Route’s Results and Playback 1. Select route to be displayed on the Layout Plan. 3. . Click on play and the blue icon will move along the trace route. Remove data from Trace Playback window. Data changes as the blue icon moves along the trace route. Add data to the Trace Playback window. 2. Select data you wish to view in the trace playback window. iBwave Design User Manual 277
  • 278. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 10.3. Manual Survey Trace Survey data can be entered manually as the walk route is taken place. Every time a reading is collected, the user can enter this signal reading directly onto the layout plan. 2. Enter the Trace name and select the Technology. 3. Enter the name for the data entry. 1. Click on Create Manual Survey Data icon By default, the values are negated. Keep this enabled to ensure that values are entered as negative numbers. 4. Click Ok and the layout plan will be displayed with the curser enabled to draw the trace manually. iBwave Design User Manual 278
  • 279. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5. Click on the plan to complete one segment of the trace and enter the 6. Enter the signal value in the Value field. 7. Repeat until the whole walk route is complete. Hit ESC to finish the trace. Note: The survey data can be used to calibrate the prediction model. See section 6.14.3 Create Calibration Model with Manage Models and section 6.14.4 Define Calibration model for antenna in the Assign Models for more information. iBwave Design User Manual 279
  • 280. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 10.4. Result in Data Collections 10.4.1 Trace Route Legend 2. Click to show legend on Layout Plan. 1. Click to select which legend to be display. Loaded trace route. Survey Data option must be selected in order to overlay the trace route on the layout plan. Users are able to overlay as many trace route as desired on a single layout plan. Only one legend for each trace route can be display at a time. iBwave Design User Manual 280
  • 281. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 10.4.2 Color Schemes The Color Schemes section allows you to define a variety of schemes to be utilised when displaying survey trace route results. NOTE: New customised gradients can be added by the user. Enter the Color scheme name and press Add color gradient button to create a new entry. A color scheme can be applied to all routes or individually set for each route. Pressing the Edit gradient button opens the gradient configuration window. iBwave Design User Manual 281
  • 282. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Type: Continuous displays a gradual color scale while Discrete presents 1 uniform color between 2 levels Type = Continuous Type = Discrete Max / Min / Offset: Determines the Upper and Lower limits of the scale with the possibility to apply an offset to the entire scale Follow these steps to set the Levels within the gradient configuration window: • Use the Selection drop-down list to adjust related level Label / Color / Position / Transparency preferred settings. Or else; • Click the small triangle on the color bar and then adjust the Label / Color / Position / Transparency preferred settings • Press Update to refresh the scale with the most recent configuration You can double-click on the color bar to add a level or you can single-click the color bar to preview the properties and colors then press Add. Color bars can be saved as template file (*.grad). The .grad files are located under the following directory: {iBwave Design Install Folder}Gradients Templates. Color bar template files can be reused in subsequent project files. iBwave Design User Manual 282
  • 283. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 11. Group / Ungroup Function Grouping feature allows users to differentiate each group of components (or objects) on the design plan, layout plan, and/or picture plan. Group / Ungroup selection located in the Layout menu, or on the toolbar, or from the shortcut keys. A group of components (or object) can be copied / pasted and can also be locked on the drawing page. NOTE: Part IDs and Parts model cannot be grouped. Right-click a group of objects to lock size and position. iBwave Design User Manual 283
  • 284. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 11.1. Group Objects on different Layers In the Multiple mode of Layers, objects on different layers cannot be grouped. If you want to group objects on different layers, the Layer mode has to be set to the Single mode. In the Multiple mode, grouping objects may get the below warning error message NOTE: Groups of objects will be automatically ungrouped when switching the layers mode. iBwave Design User Manual 284
  • 285. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 12. Add Legends to Design, Layout and Picture Plans Calculations Legend Design Plan Layout Plans Picture Plans Cables Legend Available Available Systems info Legend Available Available Available Available Not Available Not Available Available Materials legend Pictograms Legend Not Available Available Indoor Prediction Legend Not Available Available Outdoor Prediction Legend Not Available Available Survey Data Legend Not Available Available Not Available Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available NOTE: When a layout plan is duplicated, its legends will be automatically copied onto the duplicated plan. Besides, legend(s) can be copied and pasted onto the same plan or onto a plan where it is supported. iBwave Design User Manual 285
  • 286. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 13. Reports Reports can be generated from the Tool Bar or through the Reports menu. 13.1. Equipment List To generate the report, click on the Equipment list button . The Equipment List report consists of an inventory of all the components present on the Design and Layout Plans. A safety margin cable can be applied on any cable length. Compare the report between two different revisions. Fill in the Report’s Options window prior to generate the report. iBwave Design User Manual 286
  • 287. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Sample Equipment List Report iBwave Design User Manual 287
  • 288. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 13.2. Delta Report Generation It is possible to create a delta report comparing different revisions of the same project. A new revision is created every time a file is saved and a new revision can also be created manually. So in the Revision history table, there is the created revision by user and the created revisions by system. To create revisions manually, see the following steps below: 1. In Project Menu, select Revisions To retrieve system generated revisions and compare revisions, see the following: Click on on Add to 2. Click Add to create aa new create new revision revision manually. manually. 3. It is possible to customize the revision version adding comments, description, and designer name. iBwave Design User Manual 288
  • 289. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 After creating the revision manually, the new line of rev. will show up. Check Clicking on Include the check box, system the automatic generated revision will revisions to show up. display all the previous revisions that were saved. To generate the delta report, click on the Equipment list button . In the Equipment List Report – Options window, browse for the 2 revisions to compare, and click on the Enable Delta report checkbox to enable this feature. Click on the checkbox to enable the Delta report. Select the reference revision. Select the Revision that you want to compare with. You can rename the file under Label. Click OK when done. iBwave Design User Manual 289
  • 290. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 13.3. Cost Details To generate the report, click on the Cost button . The Cost Details report consists of an inventory of all the components including pricing information (Construction & Unit cost) Mark-up values can be added on top of the Equipment and Construction costs independently Additional line items can be added to the Cost Details report iBwave Design User Manual 290
  • 291. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Project cost is broken down in 2 (Equipment & Construction costs) Number of floor plans Equipment cost / Total Area Total Construction Cost / Total Area 4. The total area which can be set as default in Project Properties (refer to section 3.2) for all floor plans in entire project or customized individually on each plan. iBwave Design User Manual 291 Grand Total / Total Area
  • 292. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 13.4. Cable Routing Report The Cable Routing Report consists of an inventory of each cable run including details associated to components it connects to. iBwave Design User Manual 292
  • 293. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 13.5. Cross-Reference Report The Cross-Reference Report consists of an inventory of each component with its Part ID, part model and part description along with where it is being installed. iBwave Design User Manual 293
  • 294. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 13.6. Antennas Report To generate the report, click on the Antennas report button . Antennas Report is used to show the strength of a signal leaving an antenna. All necessary categories will be included in this report and can be sorted accordingly. iBwave Design User Manual 294
  • 295. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Statistics Table The Statistics Table explanation: • System ID: identifies system source(s) from the project • Average: the average antennas’ output power of a system • Standard Deviation: the differences (±) between maximum and minimum values from the average • Minimum: identifies the Antenna with minimum EiRP within a system • Maximum: identifies the Antenna with maximum EiRP within a system iBwave Design User Manual 295
  • 296. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 13.7. Link Budget Report To generate the report, click on the Link Budget button . The link Budget Report allows you to view in a tabular format, all of the gains and losses from the Source of a system, to each and every antenna in your design. Can choose from the system to the antenna or vice-versa The Report is broken into two parts, the first one showing gains and losses from the entrance of your Distributed Antenna System to each and every antenna. The second part will give you a break down of all the gains and losses of your systems before entering the DAS. This will be found at the end of the report. iBwave Design User Manual 296
  • 297. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 First part of the report showing the gains and losses of your DAS Gains and Losses on the downlink. Second part of the report showing the gains and losses in your systems. iBwave Design User Manual 297
  • 298. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 13.8. Horizontal Link Budget Report To generate the report, click on the Link Budget button . The Horizontal Link Budget Report allows you to view the link budget at various points of the signal displayed in a horizontal row format. The gains and losses are shown by chosen components. Can choose to group by system or antenna. Can create the report for one system only, group of systems or all systems. Choose the components to be shown and sort them using up and down arrows. Sample report for 1 system grouped by antenna Antennas are listed in chronological order for System 1. iBwave Design User Manual 298
  • 299. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Sample report for 2 systems grouped by antenna Antennas are listed in chronological order for System 1 and System 2. Sample report for 2 systems grouped by system Report information is listed by order of System 1 and System 2. iBwave Design User Manual 299
  • 300. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 13.9. Prediction versus Measured Data Report To generate the report, click on the Prediction vs Measured Data button . The Prediction Versus Measured Data Report allows you to compare your values from the prediction with measured data. A statistical evaluation can be performed, so that an overview can be created quickly. For the report to be run properly the prediction has to be up to date and survey (measured) data has to be present and selected. A chart can be made visible in the report All measurement points can be made visible in the report 2. Select the respective survey data 1. Select the system you want to run the report for. Expected Values: see text below Different sorting criteria can be applied A note can be added to the report and be made visible The calculated values for Mean, Absolute Mean and Standard Deviation will be compared with expected values and a Passed/Failed decision will be shown in the report. iBwave Design User Manual 300
  • 301. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Expected values explanation: • Mean (+/-): Mean value of all difference values between measurement value and predicted value. (Can be very small, as differences can either be positive or negative.) • Absolute Mean: Mean value of all absolute difference values between measurement value and predicted value (modulus). • Standard Deviation: the differences (±) between maximum and minimum values from the average • Discard Delta Values: Values that are not used for the statistics in the report (e.g. because they are based on wrong measurement) iBwave Design User Manual 301
  • 302. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Calculated values Expected values Pass / Fail result Statistics on used points for calculation Graphical view of data if “Show Chart” is selected. iBwave Design User Manual 302
  • 303. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Measured value Sequence number Y position X position Predicted value Delta (Difference) Data only shown if “Show Points” is selected Note (if selected) iBwave Design User Manual 303
  • 304. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 13.10. Electromagnetic Field Report – EMF Report To generate the report, click on the EMF limit button . It also allows for the calculation of the approximate Electric Field and Power Density if a distance from the transmitting source is specified as well as the approximate safety distance using the limit values specified in the Project Properties. Selection of system Display Non-Compliant only Additional buffer distance from the antenna Display worst case only Compliancy distance for Pass/Fail Checking this and specifying a distance will enable calculations of the E-Field and Power Density Display regional limit chosen in project properties iBwave Design User Manual 304
  • 305. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Values of Power Density and Electric Field approximated using specified distance of observer. Average Safety distance Standard deviation of safety distances Minimum safety distance Regional limit used iBwave Design User Manual 305 Maximum safety distance
  • 306. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 13.11. Show / Hide Specific Parts on Reports iBwave Design provides a feature to show or hide specific parts on the report. In order for iBwave Design to know that a component is captured on the reports, the field called Show in Report must be set to “True.” However, when this field is set to “False”, the component will not be presented on any report. There are two methods to set this field of a component: • Set from DB Editor: Refer to DB Editor manual for more details • Set on iBwave Design: manually set by double-clicking the component. Example: Shown or hidden components in a project file Hidden components: The Show In Report is set to False Shown components: The Show In Report is set to True iBwave Design User Manual 306
  • 307. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 13.12. Export a Report into a .XML Format iBwave Design allows you to export a report into different format types such as Extensible Markup Language (.xml). 1. Obtain a report as above 2. Select Export report 3. Choose the destination path to save the report 6. Click Save to complete 4. Choose the desired type for the report 5. Type the file name 13.13. Insert Reports into a PDF file The current product release does not allow printing Reports as part of the Print Project or Print Selection functions. To do so, follow this procedure: • Print your project or selection in a PDF file by selecting Acrobat DistillerTM or Adobe Acrobat Professional as your printer; • Print the report(s) using Acrobat DistillerTM or Adobe Acrobat Professional as your printer; • Open your project or selection PDF file with Adobe AcrobatTM or Adobe Acrobat Professional. Using the Insert Pages function from the Document menu, select the report(s) PDF file(s) to insert and provide required information onto where to insert the report file(s); • Save your PDF file. iBwave Design User Manual 307
  • 308. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 13.14. Select Column to Display in Report The reports format can be editable using Crystal Report software. Note: Crystal Report software is not part of iBwave Design and needs to be installed separately. Open project properties – Preferences – Custom Reports. The template path shows the location where all reports templates are located. Path for Templates Reports. This path is created during iBwave Design installation. In the report folder, there all reports available. Any report can be opened into Crystal Report software and it can be edited. iBwave Design User Manual 308
  • 309. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Using Crystal Reports, it is possible to change colors, fonts and delete columns. Once the file is edited, it must be saved into the Report folder. The new Output map will be added to the prediction window The edited file will be available to be used adding it to the reports, using the drop down menu and choosing it. iBwave Design User Manual 309
  • 310. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 14. Printing 14.1. Page Setup Page Setup menu can be accessed from the tool bar. Page Setup can be applied for all drawing pages or for each drawing page independently; which means you can have same or different page sizes in a design. You can get access to Page setup by right-clicking the current plan as below: iBwave Design User Manual 310
  • 311. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Design Plan Layout Plan Picture Plan iBwave Design User Manual 311
  • 312. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 14.1.1 Print Setup – Printer Paper Define printer page Size and Orientation Use the drop down to resize info to be printed Adjust margins on left, right, top or bottom of the page. 14.1.2 Select Fit to printer paper will automatically fit all information on the drawing page into the printing paper Indicates the actual printing area (Page limitation) Page Size – Drawing Page (on-screen display) Define displayed Page Size By selecting this option, the preset page size will be automatically applied for all new plans. Define displayed Page Orientation iBwave Design User Manual 312
  • 313. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 14.1.3 Multiple Pages – Design Plan Multiple virtual pages is only available for Design plan Indicates the separated spaces among multiple design pages Identify the number of design pages horizontally and vertically 14.1.4 Multiple Pages – Layout and Picture Plans Single virtual page is available for Design plan, Layout plan and Picture plan Adjust the width and the high of a drawing page according to the size of printer paper. iBwave Design User Manual 313
  • 314. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 14.1.5 Title Border – Simple Title Block (Legacy) Configure Page Border Display Company Logo 14.1.6 Title Border – Extended Title Block Configure Page Border Display project’s information See NOTE for more details NOTE: Each setting of the Title Block can be applied to the current page, or to all pages in the design, or to all identical title block pages. iBwave Design will use the latest Title Block’s setting method for the project regardless of the previous choices when the “Apply to All Pages” is selected. iBwave Design User Manual 314
  • 315. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 14.2. Page Numbering Identify the displayed page ordering which appears at the bottom of the project info. This option is only available for Extended Title Block (section 14.1.6). 1- Select Page numbering from the Project menu 2- Move the selected page up / down as desired The order of page number will show up in the Page numbering of the project info “Page # of [# of total pages]” * NOTE: This setup will not affect the Print selection of a project. The order of printing pages should be configured separately as section 14.5 and section 14.6. iBwave Design User Manual 315
  • 316. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 14.3. Print Preview Select Print Preview option Print Preview Project show all pages of a project Print Preview Current will only show the current page of a project 2. Select number of pages to preview iBwave Design User Manual 316
  • 317. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 14.4. Print Current Page The current drawing page (any plan) will be printed using the Print Setup configuration as defined in section 14.1 Page Setup. Will print only the active plan 14.5. Print Project This function prints all plans as per their respective print setup properties. Selecting the print project function will print all plans in the following order: • Design Plan • Layout Plans • Picture Plans NOTE: Print Project function does not print reports (Reports must be printed separately) Plans will be printed as per the Plans Info tree structure Prints all Design, Layout and Picture Plans iBwave Design User Manual 317
  • 318. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 14.6. Print Selection This function offers the flexibility to customize the order of printed pages in a design. NOTE: Reports must be printed separately 1. Select the Selection and then click on the button 4. Select a plan and use the Up/Down buttons to change the page order to be printed out 2. All active plans in the design can be added to the Documents selection list 3. List of all print-out plans following the order LEGEND Add one document to the selection Add all documents to the selection Remove selected document from the selection Remove all documents from the selection Move up selected document Move down selected document iBwave Design User Manual 318
  • 319. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 14.7. Export a Plan or a Project to Image It is also possible to save the active Design, Layout or Picture Plan as an image file. The page setup configuration is used to determine the area to save as part of the image. iBwave Design supports several image formats such as *.bmp, *.gif, *.jpeg, and *.png. 3. Plans menu 4. Export to image 5. Choose to export the current page only or the whole project 1. File name is entered automatically 2. Specify file type (BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG) iBwave Design User Manual 319
  • 320. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 14.8. Export Layout Plan to AutoCAD It is also possible to export the Layout Plan as a Drawing Exchange Format (*.dxf) which is the open format of DWG used in AutoCAD. 1. From the menu, select Plans > Export 2. Choose Export current plan or project 3. File name is entered automatically 4. Specify file type *.dxf 5. Select the layers to export or uncheck the layers that should not be exported. 4. Specify the measurement of drawing unit. 5. Click Ok and save the *.dxf file in the desired location. iBwave Design User Manual 320
  • 321. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 15. Zoom Option: In iBwave Design, the zoom panel is located on top of the drawing page. Zoom Size of the drawing Selector Zoom Zoom Area 3. Drag and release the mouse cursor at the end corner to set the desired zoom area - Zoom: when this mode is enabled, a right-click on the mouse is a Zoom-out and a left-click is a Zoom-in - Zoom Area: Zoom-in a selected area of the drawing page iBwave Design User Manual 321
  • 322. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 1. Enable the Zoom Area option 2. Press and hold the mouse cursor at one corner of the selected area - Zoom Size: indicates the current zoom level of the drawing page Using CTRL + Scroll-up and/or CTRL + Scroll-down mouse wheel will also enable the Zoom option. Performing this function by holding down the CTRL key of the keyboard then slowly scroll up the mouse wheel for Zoom-in or scrolling down the mouse wheel for Zoom-out. Besides, you can also select Zoom size from the View menu. iBwave Design User Manual 322
  • 323. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 16. Online Components and Database of Components Refer to the DB Editor User Manual for more information about the Database of components. Users can directly access to the online components from iBwave Design application. iBwave Design User Manual 323
  • 324. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 17. Tricks and Shortcuts 17.1. Toggle between Selector Cursor and Pan Cursor When on a Design, Layout or Picture Plan, simply press the SPACE bar from the keyboard to change the mouse Selector cursor to the Pan cursor. Press the SPACE bar again to change from the Pan cursor to the Selector cursor. 17.2. Shortcut Key There are two types of shortcut keys that can be used in iBwave Design. The first type is commonly seen in other applications and uses the format CTRL+X (X being a letter). The second type is specific to the iBwave Design application. Shortcut Key Scope Description CTRL + A CTRL + C CTRL + E CTRL + G CTRL + N CTRL + O CTRL + P CTRL + S CTRL + U CTRL + V CTRL + X CTRL + Y CTRL + Z CTRL + object(s) movement CTRL + Scrolling Mouse Wheel F6 F2 F11 CTRL + SHIFT + I CTRL + SHIFT + L CTRL + SHIFT + B CTRL + SHIFT + O CTRL + SHIFT + P CTRL + SHIFT + S SHIFT + Mouse Cursor Upon Pictogram CTRL + 0 Main window Main window Main window Main window Main window Main window Main window Main window Main window Plan Plan Plan Plan Main window Plan Plan Plan Info Main window Main window Main window Main window Main window Main window Main window Layout plan Plan iBwave Design User Manual 324 Select All Copy Clone Stamp Tool Group New Project Open Project Print Project Save Project Ungroup Paste Cut Redo Undo Disable Snap to grid function Zoom In and Out Zoom Fit Rename plan or building Snap on grid (ON/OFF) New Picture Plan New Layout Plan New Building Tools Options Project Properties Add System Display Real Image Preferred Part #0
  • 325. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 CTRL + 9 Plan SHIFT + Scrolling Mouse Wheel Plan Propagation module specific shortcuts F5 Plan CTRL + F5 Main window CTRL + SHIFT + F5 Main window F9 Main window F10 Main window F12 Main window Enter Wall drawing Escape Wall drawing Delete Wall drawing Preferred Part #9 Horizontal Scroll Predict current plan Predict entire configuration Prediction configuration manager Snap at wall corners Snap on walls Walls orthogonal extensions Cancels current wall, stay in wall drawing mode Cancels current wall, exit wall drawing mode Removes the last wall corner while in wall drawing mode 17.3. Update Component(s) 1. Select a component or group of components that need to be updated 2. Select Tools -> Update components or right-click one of the chosen components. Choose one of the 3 options: • All components (of the project) • All components like this one (same model’s specifications) • Selection (only the selected component) The following window will appear for all components selected: iBwave Design User Manual 325
  • 326. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 List of Selected components that will be updated To keep the previous read/write fields Select one of these options to update the component(s) This powerful feature is used to update components of a project from the Database without replacing each of them. iBwave Design will update all selected components by the current parts from the Database. If a part cannot be found in the database, iBwave Design will ask you to replace it with another model or keep the existing one. iBwave Design User Manual 326
  • 327. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 17.4. Replace a Component or Group of Components 2. Select Edit -> Replace components or right-click one of the chosen components to decide whether replacing only the selected component or all same modeled components in the project 1. Select a component or group of components that will be replaced This window shows the list of components will be replaced iBwave Design User Manual 327
  • 328. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Toggle between old and new components Choose a new component, fill out necessary information and click ok to confirm the replacement. Components of the same model are replaced NOTE: Replacing components may affect the Design Plan placement. Update component feature may be more appropriate in some cases. iBwave Design User Manual 328
  • 329. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 17.5. Antenna Pattern Viewer When you select an antenna from the Parts selection window, you can also view the Antenna pattern. Double-click here to see the antenna pattern Choose an antenna model from the Part selection window iBwave Design User Manual 329
  • 330. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 17.6. Reference Point The reference point on each floor plan indicates the common location from one floor to the others. This point is also used to calculate Via’s distances. For example, if a Building has several floors, the reference points are commonly known as "waypoints" or "control points"; they show a path of travel used to verify how accurately the path has been navigated. On layout plan, Reference point can be moved, locked and unlocked When the layout plans are scaled properly, moving a Reference points on one floor will also affect the Distance between both via ends’ of the others. iBwave Design User Manual 330
  • 331. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 17.7. Tap Support It is now possible in iBwave Design to use cable Taps. There are a few requirements you need to apply when using cable Taps. - Part type override must be set to "TAP" Optionally, Id override property is also set to "TAP" NOTE: Only one length of a cable is recognized in the Cable Routing Report when this cable is going through a tap. There are two connectors on a cable going through taps and they are shown in the Equipment list report and the Cost details report. You do not have to manually delete connectors of cables going through taps. Connectors are automatically ignored. For more information about creating a cable Tap, please refer to Section 6 of the DB Editor manual. LIMITATION: The user must ensure to use cables of the same type for the line going through a tap; otherwise, it will create conflicting results in iBwave Design. iBwave Design User Manual 331
  • 332. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 18. Integrating with the Unity Enterprise Platform iBwave Design Release 5.1 supports features that integrate with the Unity Enterprise Platform. Users can open projects from the server, save projects to the Unity Server and manage connections. 18.1. Manage Server Connection In order to connect to the Unity Server, a valid server location must be added. Server Connections can be managed from the Server Configuration Screen. Users can Test connections, Add, Modify or Delete Connections from this screen. 1) To access the Server Configuration Screen, go to the Main Menu, click on Tools > Options > Server Configuration 1. Click on Server Configuration 2. Click on the Menu to Test, Set Default, Add, Modify, or Delete a connection iBwave Design User Manual 332
  • 333. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 18.2. Add a Server Connection 1. Click on “Add” to add a new connection 2. Note the “Add Connection” Prompt and insert the Name, Location (link to the server), Username, and Password information to access the Unity server. 18.3. Test a Server Connection 1. Select a connection to test, and click on “Test”. 2. A message appears to confirm the validity of the connection. iBwave Design User Manual 333
  • 334. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 18.4. Modify a Server Connection 1. Select a connection to edit, and click on “Modify” 2. Edit the following information regarding the server connection: Name, Location (link to the server), Username, and Password 18.5. Set Default Server Connection 2. Click on “Set Default” to set the highlighted connection as the default connection. 1. Select an existing connection to set as the default conection. iBwave Design User Manual 334
  • 335. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 18.6. Delete a Server Connection 2. Click on “Delete” to delete the highlighted connection. 1. Select a connection to delete. iBwave Design User Manual 335
  • 336. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 18.7. Open Projects from the Unity Server To open a project from the Unity server, go to the Main Menu, > Project > Open from Server. From the Open Projects Dialog box, there are several functions that are available to manage the projects, such as: Lock/unlock, Delete, Edit Project as follows. 1. From the Main Menu > Project Click on “Open From Server” 2. Select the project from the list and click on “Open” to open the project. Double click on the item to see the project properties. 3. Click on “Get Lock” to lock the project file. iBwave Design User Manual 336
  • 337. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 From the “Open from Server” dialog box, the user may set Lock, release the lock of a project, delete a project and view the project properties. 4. Right click on the project item from the list to have access to Lock or Unlock the project, to see the Properties, and to Delete the project. 5. If the user selects “Get Lock” to lock the project file, it will be saved locally in the location specified. iBwave Design User Manual 337
  • 338. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 18.8. Save Projects to the Server Projects may be saved to the server if a valid connection is set to the server. If there are no saved server connections, an error message will appear as follows. To save a project to the server, select “Save To Server” from the Main Menu. 2. Select which server to save to. 1.Select what to display on the list from the Project Filter. 4. Select “Keep Lock” to keep the project file locked so that it will not be modified after it is saved on the server. 3.Save project with the following options: Save as • New Project Revision • New Project • New Template 5. Click “Save” to save the project to server. iBwave Design User Manual 338
  • 339. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 18.9. Create Projects from Template New Projects can be created using an existing project that’s on the server as a template. Once the template file is selected, the user is prompted to save the file on the local computer. The user can modify it accordingly. From the Main Menu > Project > Click on “New From Template” Select the project file to serve as a template for your new project. Click on “Create New”. A screen will be displayed to save the new project. Enter the new project name and click Save. iBwave Design User Manual 339
  • 340. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 18.10. Batch File Upload Several files with .vu or .ibw extension can be uploaded at the same time using the Batch Upload feature. To use the Batch Upload feature, launch iBwave Design. It is not necessary to open any file. Set up the server connection: 1. Go to Tools Menu > Options – in the Options window. Select Server configuration; 2. Select Add or Modify connection, if you already have a connection to the server. Add Name, the path for location, username and password: iBwave Design User Manual 340
  • 341. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 3. Once the connection is setup, the Batch Upload feature can be performed and files can be imported. 4. Go to Project Menu – Batch Upload 5. The BatchUpload window appears; 6. Select the path for folder with the ibw or vu files. Click next: Browse for the folder to upload. Select the method to handle files during upload. iBwave Design User Manual 341
  • 342. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 5. A list of files from the specified folder will be displayed. iBwave Design will recognize all vu and ibw files: 6. Note that it possible to define the Type for each file as New Project, Project Revision, New Template or Template Revision: iBwave Design User Manual 342
  • 343. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 7. In the Upload column, select the files you want to upload and click Upload: 8. All selected files will be uploaded into the Server. iBwave Design User Manual 343
  • 344. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 18.11. Integrated Web Browser When the iBwave Design Platform is launched, it opens the Startup Page by default. From the Startup page, the user can create a new project, open an existing project, or open a project from a list of recently opened projects. From this Startup Page, the user has access to the Unity Platform Web client, the Customer Portal, iBwave’s official website and the Database of Components. These web pages are launched on a separate page which is the integrated web browser and users can enter other web pages in the location text box located on the top. To view or hide the Startup Page, go to the Main Menu and click on View > Startup Page. Selecting this option will open the Startup Page and add it to the tabs, Unselecting it will remove it from the tabs. iBwave Design User Manual 344
  • 345. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 The startup page can also be enabled or disabled from the Main Menu, Tools > Options > General. Select the box next to “Show the startup page” to ensure that this page opens when the iBwave Design tool is launched. iBwave Design User Manual 345
  • 346. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 19. Importing/Exporting to iBwave mobile The iBwave mobile is a flexible smartphone application that enables Field technicians to collect information using their smartphone and add Annotation Pins to the floorplan and export them to the iBwave Design platform. Site survey and walk test data can be added directly to the floorplan of the iBwave mobile and RF engineers using iBwave Design can import this information into the Design tool. Building information can easily be clarified and enhanced by adding text, videos, audios and photos to the Annotation Pins. In addition, any Annotation Pin data created via iBwave Design can be imported into the mobile application. 19.1. Exporting a file to iBwave mobile The information in all the Annotation Pins can be exported along with the floor plans, to the iBwave mobile application. This exportation will create an .ibwm (iBwave mobile extension) file which can be imported into iBwave mobile. To export a project file to iBwave mobile, go to Project Menu > Export > iBwave Mobile Data. Saving as iBwave Mobile Data will create an “ibwm” file that is supported on the iBwave mobile application. iBwave Design User Manual 346
  • 347. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 19.2. Importing a file from iBwave mobile To import a project file from iBwave mobile, go to Project Menu > Import > iBwave Mobile Data. 1. Importing .ibwm file from iBwave Mobile. 2. Browse ibwm file. 3. Select the information to be imported 4. Click ‘Import’ to import the ibwm file. iBwave Design User Manual 347
  • 348. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 20. Appendix iBwave Design integration with Mentum’s Planet Detailed information on how both softwares work together can be found in the separate document located in: Start, Programs, iBwave Solutions, Documentation, IBwave Design – Planet integration – User’s Manual. Note: iBwave Design also integrates with Pegaplan as a support outdoor prediction tool. iBwave Design User Manual 348
  • 349. the separate document located in: Start, Programs, iBwave Solutions, Documentation, IBwave Design – Planet integration – User’s Manual. Note: iBwave Design also integrates with Pegaplan as a support outdoor prediction tool. iBwave Design User Manual 349