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Installing the Plan-Um CD Insert the CD into your CD drive and follow the instructions on the screen. System Requirements Operating system:

Windows 2000, Windows XP Mac OS X Linux

Available Disk Space: 15Mbytes Memory: 512 Mbytes minimum

In addition to Test-Ums Validator product line, the following Test-Um products perform standard cable tests and are recommended for cable testing: TestifierTM (TP350), LanRoamerPROTM (TP600), LanscaperTM (NT700), and Resi-TesterTM (TP300).

Introduction The Plan-Um software on this CD allows you to draw residential and commercial room layouts, illustrate cable runs, and automatically create a Cable Test Schedule that can be uploaded to the Validator for testing. You can also create a simple topological drawing of your network. Test results are saved and can be downloaded and printed for the customer and archived to support future add, move, and change activity. Getting Started 1. Double click the Plan-Um icon on your desktop. The Welcome Screen appears highlighting key features of the software. Click the Close button to begin. 2. A menu bar (File, Edit, View, Image, Help) appears at the top of the panel.

3. The icon toolbar provides shortcuts to create a new file, open an existing file, save to your hard drive or other media, cut, copy, paste, zoom or shrink the floor plan view, refresh, import a background image, and verify the software version installed.



Copy Print Label


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Follow these basic steps to use Plan-Um 1. Click on the Job Information menu tab, and enter Tester and Site information.

2. The Network View menu tab, allows you to create a simple topological view of your physical network by selecting network icons from a list and drawing connections to simulate the physical layout of your network. o Click on a network icon on the left toolbar. When it pops into the upper left corner of the canvas, drag it to the position where you want to place it. Multiple clicks will create multiple icons numbered in the order of your clicks. Repeat this process until all Network icons are placed on your layout.

o To customize the icon name that displays on the canvas, click on the New Device Name dialog box on the left toolbar and type the name you wish to specify, then click the icon you wish to add. The custom name will appear on the canvas under the icon.

Note: Text entered in the New Device Name dialog box will automatically be associated with every icon placed on the canvas until you delete the text from the dialog box.

o To insert Notes regarding network devices, select an icon displayed on the canvas and click on the Notes dialog box on the left toolbar. Type information regarding this device, such as the designated function, MAC address, date of install, or user.

You can also place text with information regarding the network anywhere on the Network View canvas. Click Add Text on the left toolbar. When the Properties dialog box pops up, enter the text, select the font size, and click ok to place the text on the canvas. Click and hold the left mouse button to move the text anywhere on the screen.

Once the Network Port icons have been added, click the Connections button at the bottom of the left toolbar to draw connections between each piece of equipment. Click Add Connections to simulate the physical layout of your network.

Note: To create angled connections by adding vertices, or inflection points, that allow you to go around equipment displayed in the Network View, right click on a connection at a point where you would like to bend the line. Holding the left mouse button, drag the line into a bent position and release.

3. Click on the Floor Plan tab to draw a simple room layout and place the ports and cables to be installed. Each cable you define is recorded in the Cable Test Schedule. From the list of Residential or Commercial rooms, click the room name and resize it by placing the cursor over a wall line.

Identify the ports and cables in each room by clicking and dragging them to the locations where you want to place them. Click the Cable Type to Add field to select an available Cable Type or define a custom cable type.

Note: The room layout is optional. If you prefer, you can enter a cable list directly using the Cable Test Schedule tab.

4. Click the Cable Test Schedule tab to see the list of defined cables, including the Cable IDs, port termination IDs, Type, Test Jack, Use, Length, and Test Results of each cable. The Length and Results fields are filled in during the actual cable test on the Validator. Once the test results have been downloaded from the Validator, double-click on the Results field to view the Detailed Test Results for the cable.


To create a Cable Test Schedule manually, click the Add Cable button and then change the cable type as necessary using the Type drop down box on the new line. The cable type in the last row of the schedule will be used as the default for the next cable added.

To define a Custom Cable ID, click the Define Cables button, and select the Type and Use from the drop down menus, and enter From and To information, then click the Custom Cable ID button to create a template for the desired Cable ID sequence.


5. Click File on the menu bar and select Save As Job to save your PlanUm job to the My Documents>My Plan-Um Jobs folder, as you would any other Windows file.

A complete set of Plan-Um 2.1.0 Software Instructions are included on your CD, and are also available for download from Test-Ums web site at

Test-Um Inc.

The Intelligent Test Solutions Company 808 Calle Plano Camarillo, CA 93012 (805) 383-1500 / FAX (805) 383-1595

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