Field engineering is one of the most difficult tasks relating to this industry. Adding a utility facility is by far the hardest job for a utility employee/engineer. It cannot be successful if it is flawless in itself but does not integrate with the whole system. Now-a-days, this process is best undertaken by a computer instead of maps and sketches. More utility facilities are changing to computerized systems of coordination having various tools for assembly selection instead of the hours long and tiring process of sketching out facilities on the maps.
A computerized system will enable you to fetch the current data instead of going to the facility and noting it down. While the process of estimation is done on paper which can take up to several hours or days of working in the office, a field engineering software will enable you to produce these estimates in the field at the time when you need them. The whole process is completed in a very less time along with making it more provocative to updates. The map is represented as a continuous background which shows the facilities and power distribution. This makes it easier to choose locations for additional facilities.
The computerized process works by using construction sheets to show where work is required. In order to keep the functioning of the existing facilities as smooth as possible, it draws configuration reports showing what’s happening in the facilities. This is done so that the rest of the systems such as the GIS and other accounting systems keep working with precision. In a manual system, all the data and operations are performed separately for every task. However, a computerized system will be smoother as it works on the basis of consolidating the engineering and GIS operations.