In today’s IKE Office Tour, we will take a look at the form builder. Starting with the form builder is not without reason. Forms are where it all begins. A form is required to collect data and a good form will dictate how data comes in from the field to make the life of anyone working in IKE Office easier. In this tour, we will take a look at the form builder and all the tools available inside it.
The forms screen is found in the menu by clicking the IKE logo, then forms or by clicking to clipboard icon. Creating a new form is as simple as hitting the orange button in the lower right. That opens the builder where the form can be named. Once named, forms can be built in any number of ways to fit the project at hand.
The only caveat to remember with forms: IKE’s team will set up many of your forms as you get started to ensure efficiency and integration compatibility. Forms that need to integrate with PoleForeman, O-Calc Pro, or SPIDAcalc must be built by IKE Support. IKE Support will need the database, catalog, or client file with the equipment and owners your project requires to build the form. Without this crucial step, there will be no direct export for pole loading analysis. As an added bonus, this ensures that data always integrates given varied equipment catalogs from pole owners and the nuances of pole loading software. Of course, you can add additional form fields to a PLA form to hold more information in your IKE record.
Non-PLA forms can be built with a few simple clicks to add the various tools using the “Add field…” button in the column on the left.
The beauty of the cloud-based form builder means as soon as forms are saved, they are available on any IKE Device in the department with an internet or cellular connection. Any changes can be made by heading back into the form builder, making the change, and saving. The new field will show up on the device when the user creates a new job.
If you have any questions about forms or would like to see a demo, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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