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Is there a way to provide a model to someone out in the field, so they can use a tablet to see the model in plan view and input data for elements (eg. install date)?
A direct method for this is currently being evaluated for a future release.
Currently, one option would be to export element properties to an Excel file and export the hydraulic model to an i-model. Someone in the field could view the read-only i-model and edit the spreadsheet accordingly. Then the hydraulic model could be updated using the Excel spreadsheet in ModelBuilder.
As of February, 2017:
The current commercial release of Bentley Map Mobile on iOS, Android and Windows provides redlining capabilities. See: Send your Hydraulic Model and Results to Anyone Using Bentley Map Mobile Export
However, field data entry via forms is planned, but not yet available.
Export data to an Excel spreadsheet
What is an i-model and why does it show as a prerequisite? How do I publish an i-model?
Send your Hydraulic Model and Results to Anyone Using Bentley Map Mobile Export
Bentley Map Mobile
Building and updating a model using ModelBuilder