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iBwave Solutions – Copyright Information
Confidential– All Rights Reserved
The in...
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Table of Contents
1.

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT ..........................................
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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...
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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...
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6.6.2
Editing Legend for Best server map ...........................................
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8.

3D VIEWER ......................................................................
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14. PRINTING........................................................................
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1. About this document
1.0.
Issue
5.0.0
5.0.1
5.1

Revision History
Date
2009-11-...
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2.1.

System Requirements
Software Requirements
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (Ser...
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2.2.

Installing iBwave Design

1. Uninstall any version of iBwave Design (includ...
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Select to agree the
terms of the license
agreement and click
Next to continue or
...
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Select the program
folder where the new
shortcut will be
created. Click Next or
C...
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Choose the Database’s
path - This folder is
where you store your
database. It cou...
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Installation is now
completed. Click
Finish to run
iBwave Design.

Once the Insta...
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If no license can be found
under C:Program FileiBwave
DesigniBwave directory,
iBw...
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2.3.

Installing iBwave Propagation

1. Uninstall any version of iBwave Propagati...
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Select to agree the
terms of the license
agreement and click
Next to continue or
...
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Click Next to start
installation or
Cancel to abort.

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1...
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Click Finish to complete
RF-Propagation

Once the Installation is
completed, Read...
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The slash screen at the start-up of the software will
appear after the iBwave Des...
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2.4.

Launch iBwave Design
Double-click on iBwave Design’s icon on the Desktop

O...
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2.6.

Workspace Configuration

Toggle
windows

Open / Close / Lock Window
1. Plac...
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To superpose 2 windows or more,
1. Pin the desired windows
2. Select and drag one...
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2.7.

Tools Options

2.8.

General
From 0 to 6
decimals

When files are
saved, a ...
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Show ‘Project start options’: the ‘Project start options’ will not show up if
...
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Show the other end of Via automatically: after connecting a component to a
via...
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2.9.

Plan and Component Deletion
If this option is enabled, you
will always get ...
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2.11. Preferred Parts
Available Shortcut Keys are
from CTRL+0 to CTRL+9

Preferre...
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2.12. Image Compression
Color Reduction
option helps to
reduce the size
of a proj...
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original image’s resolution as it was loaded initially in its virtual memory.
The...
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JPEG compression level settings will only apply to JPEG loaded images.
It will ho...
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2.14. Grid
If this option is enabled,
object(s)’ movements on the
drawing page wi...
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If the Snap to grid option is selected, press and hold the CTRL key
while movi...
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3.2.

Project Properties
3.2.1 Project – Design Information

Fill in project name...
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3.2.3 Company Information

Fill in company info. The info
will show up in the Tit...
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3.2.4 Preferences - Units

Units can be
selected on
per project
basis and can
be ...
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3.2.5 Preferences – Part ID
Enable / Disable the
Part ID of each type
of componen...
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the existing ones. In order to regenerate the existing ID template, right-click
o...
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• Numbering start index: indicates the initial number of the part IDs;
• Reset on...
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• Sample: shows an example of a part ID as per the formula entered in
the Value t...
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3.2.6 Preferences - Security (Password Protection)

Password protection for all
p...
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3.2.7 Preferences – Layers
This option allows superposing layers for each type of...
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Multiple Layers: objects can be superposed by type. For example, all
components c...
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NOTE: Layer buttons can only be applied on the same type of objects.
3.2.8 Calcul...
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3.2.9 Calculations – CDMA / W-CDMA Technologies
It is now possible to specify you...
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3.2.10

Calculations – Mobile Signal

Parameters located under the Mobile Signal ...
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3.2.11

Calculations – Building

These values are used as
default values of all f...
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3.2.12

EMF Limits

The EMF report will calculate the approximate safety distance...
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3.2.15

Propagation Models

The Propagation Models section serves for defining re...
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3.2.15.2. Free Space Path Loss
The Free Space Path Loss model takes into account ...
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3.2.15.3. Suggested Propagation Values
You will find below suggested values for t...
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3.3.

Add Systems

A system is an RF source defined per frequency band, technolog...
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3.3.1 Off-air System with Measured RSSI

Specify different Operators’
names for t...
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6. Fill out Donor
site information

7. Enable Display
information or Display phon...
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3.3.2 Off-Air System with Donor Base Station
Specify different Operators’
names f...
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11. Select Finish and
return to the Design Plan.

10. Fill out all necessary valu...
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3.3.3 Design with Off-Air systems – Donor antenna
Configuring a donor antenna for...
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NOTE: Antenna should operate in the technology range (frequency range) of the
sup...
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11. Select the
cable
manufacturer

10. Select Cable
from the Parts
selection

13....
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3.3.4 Base Station Sector
2. Specify different
Operators’ names for the 2
identic...
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3.3.5 Radio Transceiver
You can choose between the following options for a radio ...
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8. Select Equipment Desired.

9. Enter required info

10. Click OK when finished
...
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3.3.6 CDMA Configuration
CDMA technologies parameters can be set individually for...
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GHz or 5 GHz). The only component that covers all bands is the Generic
Radio Tran...
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3.3.9 Creating Antenna Contours for Multi Source
For example, using the contour y...
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3.3.11
Creating a Best Server Map for Multi Source
(Propagation Module required)
...
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3.3.13

Designing using IP Backbone Components

You can now perform a design usin...
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3.5.

Add Components and Customize PartID
3.5.1 Adding Components using the Parts...
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3.5.2 Adding and Searching for Components using the
Component Browser
To search f...
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Part Selection window
will display the
specifications for the
component you choos...
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3.5.3 Customize Part’s Information
Once a component is selected from the Parts wi...
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• Original layout pictogram color: indicates the default color for the
pictogram ...
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Original color must be
defined as how it is on
the layout plan.

Chose the color
...
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3.5.4 Components’ Placement and Interconnection

2. Place as many components
of t...
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5. Select the cable
manufacturer

6. Select the cable model

7. Select the suitab...
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3.5.5 Automatic Jumper Allocation
When Adding a new cable, you can specify jumper...
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3.5.6 Modify a Cable
In iBwave Design, it is possible to modify the cable appeara...
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3.5.7 Shape a Cable

1. Click on the cable
that needs to be
reshaped

2. Click an...
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3.5.9 Cable ID and Cable Length
Cable ID and Cable Length can be repositioned.

M...
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3.5.10

Reset Labels Location

During the design’s process, some labels have misp...
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3.5.11

Cable Relocation

It is possible to move cable from one component to anot...
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3.5.12
Clone Stamp Tool
The ability to quickly clone a component from an existing...
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• Select Auto Parts Placement from the Layout menu or click on Auto Parts
Placeme...
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3.5.14

Undo

In order to cancel previous changes made to a project, CTRL+Z or UN...
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3.5.15

Select all Components per Layout Plan

You can auto-select all components...
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3.5.16

Select all Identical Components

There is an option to select all identic...
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4. In the Textbox properties,
modify the shape and
background color of the text
b...
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3.5.18

Inverse Through / Tap Splitter Ports

1. Select component
2. Right-click
...
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  1. 1. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.0 Version 5.1 iBwave Design User Manual 1
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 19. iBwave Design User Manual – Version 5.1 Click Next to start installation or Cancel to abort. iBwave Design User Manual 19
  20. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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