Because asset management is very broad and may involve many different types of data, InfoAsset Planner is designed to be very flexible for easy import of many different data types.  This section of the helpfile describes these different import and data connection options.


Create New Database

This is the first option for you to start a new InfoAsset Planner project.  With this option a new geodatabase will be created and the default ESRI Local Government Information Model (LGIM) feature classes will be created in the InfoAsset Planner project geodatabase.  This new geodatabase will contain all the feature classes and tables necessary for an InfoAsset Planner project, but they will all be empty and ready for you to import data into them.  This is a good option if you are starting from scratch or want to clearly separate their official GIS and their InfoAsset Planner databases.


Open Existing Database

You may open previously created InfoAsset Planner project databases with this option or adapt current non-InfoAsset Planner geodatabases to become InfoAsset Planner databases.  When you create a new InfoAsset Planner project database with this option, new feature classes do not necessarily need to be created, instead you may map existing feature classes to InfoAsset Planner facility types.  In this way you may keep their existing GIS structure and InfoAsset Planner can adapt to it.  This is a good option if you do not want to start from scratch, if they already have a customized GIS structure they would like to port over to their InfoAsset Planner project.  In many instances, this option can be more efficient (if completed properly) than creating a new InfoAsset Planner database from scratch.


Export Project Database

You can view and export all the different feature classes and tables within an InfoAsset Planner project with this option.  This is a good tool if you are looking to convert from a file geodatabase structure to an ArcGIS enterprise solution.


Import InfoSWMM, InfoSewer, InfoWater Project

This option is ideal for you to transfer from older Innovyze asset management solutions, namely CapPlan Water and CapPlan Sewer.  You can use this option if they have an existing InfoWater, InfoSewer, or InfoSWMM model they would like imported into InfoAsset Planner; however, it is often better to import directly from GIS.


Import InfoAsset Manager Data

InfoAsset Manager (previously called InfoNet) is another Innovyze asset management solution which may have useful data for InfoAsset Planner to consume.  With this option, you may directly import their InfoAsset Manager models into InfoAsset Planner.


Facility and Asset Type Manager

The Facility and Asset Type Manager maps feature classes within the InfoAsset Planner project database to InfoAsset Planner's facility and asset types.  In addition, InfoAsset Planner recognizes some field types and makes certain assumptions about data mapped to these fields so it is important to map some fields within the Facility and Asset Type Manager as well.  Although this window may look similar to the Import Facility Data window, they are different.  The Facility and Asset Type Manager maps data already within the project database, while the Import Facility Data window import data from outside the project database to feature classes or tables within the project database.


Import Facility Data

Controls how shapefiles, feature classes, tables, or any other objects recognized by InfoAsset Planner/ArcGIS may be imported into the project database and it's associated facilities or assets.  This window can also update facility data from Survey Import data or information stored within InfoAsset Planner's Work Manager.  This window looks similar to the Facility and Asset Type Manager; however, it controls importing and updating the database from outside sources, not simply mapping feature classes and facilities within the project database.


Import Pipe Survey Data

InfoAsset Planner can import different types of survey data inspections, but the most common data type is CCTV data.  This importing function is only available in the Sewer network.  Importing CCTV data is similar to importing facility data; the only true difference is that instead of importing data to the facility type feature classes, you import to Survey Import inspection tables.


Import using the Work Manager

CMMS or work order data may be imported into InfoAsset Planner via the Work Manager.  Here InfoAsset Planner separates CMMS data into three different tabs: Service Requests, Inspections, and Work Orders.  All of these are stored within the Work Manager for easy application into risk analyses, deterioration modeling, and rehab decision tree planning.  Like importing CCTV data, importing via the Work Manager is done to update the InfoAsset Planner project's internal Work Manager tables.