Understanding Complex UDTs Such As Parks, Open Spaces and Buildings

You can manage your parks, reserves, open spaced and buildings in RAMM. You do this by creating UDTs for the assets.

UDTs are RAMM database tables which you have defined yourself so that you can use RAMM to manage your asset and condition data which are not in the standard RAMM Set.

Preparation and Understanding is Vital

The set up of these complex asset structures is vital to the success of your management programme. You should take special note of the videos for planning, grouping, linking, relationship and location videos before you create your complex asset UDTs.

Planning Complex UDTs
Before you launch RAMM Manager to create your complex UDTs you need to plan them very carefully. Here is some advice on asset models, asset trees and asset attributes.
Planning Complex UDTs (3:15)
Setting Up Dropdowns For Multiple UDTs
You save time and ensure greater consistency if you create drop-down lists that can be used across a number of UDTs. See how to do this in this video.
Setting Up Dropdowns For Multiple UDTs (5:26)
Grouping UDTs in the List Panel
When you are creating your complex UDTs in RAMM Manager you will want to group the component UDTs in the User Defined Tables List panel so that they match your template.
Grouping UDTs in the List Panel (3:20)
Grouping or Category UDTs
Complex UDT assets can contain many component assets. If these are not logically grouped it can be very dificult to deal with them. So you need Grouping or Category UDTs.
Grouping or Category UDTs (3:16)
Understanding Linking and Link Types
Complex UDT assets can contain many linked component assets. So before you contemplate adding complex UDTs you need to understand linking and link types.
Understanding Linking and Link Types (5:29)
Understanding UDT Relationships
Complex UDT assets can contain many related component assets. So before you contemplate adding complex UDTs you need to understand UDT relationships.
Understanding UDT Relationships (4:09)
UDT Location Options
At the Location Options panel you determine whether the UDT assets will be Point, Line or Area assets and how they will be located, if at all. This is especially important for complex UDTs.
UDT Location Options (7:28)
UDT RAMM Modules Options
At the RAMM Modules Options panel you determine whether the UDT assets will be available in RAMM Contractor and Pocket RAMM and will use the Assessment and Asset Valuation functions.
UDT RAMM Modules Options (4:45)
Adding a Park, Reserve or Open Space UDT
Here is an overview of adding a Park, Reserve or Open Space UDT in RAMM Manager. Content, structure, efficiency, accuracy, relationships and grouping are included in this overview.
Adding a Park or Open Space UDT (3:24)
Adding a Park, Reserve or Open Space Road
Watch this video to understand why a complex asset such as a park, reserve, open space or building needs to be associated to a road for reporting and other functions.
Adding a Park or Open Space Road (6:57)
Adding UDT Assets In RAMM GIS
You can add UDT asset shape files in RAMM GIS and then complete the asset details and linking in RAMM Detail. The shapes display in RAMM, RAMM Contractor and Pocket RAMM.
Adding UDT Assets In RAMM GIS (5:07)
UDTs and Pocket RAMM
Watch this video to understand more about how to configure your UDTs so that Pocket RAMM operators can do only what you want them to with the UDT assets.
UDTs and Pocket RAMM (8:07)