The solar inspection products detect thermal anomalies on your solar plant. These detections themselves don't add a lot of value if you can't do anything useful with them. Bulk edits allow you to act on the detected anomalies in a structured way, harnessing the full power of the digital twin underneath.
How does it work?
Bulk edits can be accessed through the Bulk Edit button in the black map toolbar of an operation.
A bulk edit consists of 4 steps:
Select the layer you wish to edit (thermal anomalies, solar panels, etc.). Most use cases will require the Thermal Anomalies layer.
Select the features you wish to edit using single, rectangular or filtered selection.
Add the property changes you want to apply. For example: set remedial action to Warranty and status to To Do.
Apply the bulk action
There are 3 main selection methods to easily select the anomalies you need:
Single selection: clicking on an anomaly will toggle its selection.
This method is great for very specific edits of multiple anomalies.
Rectangular selection: alt/option dragging toggles selection within a rectangle.
This method is great for regional updates like string or inverter wide updates.
Filtered selection: the Select All (filtered) button selects all the anomalies currently visible with the current filters.
This method is great for remedial workflows, as we'll see later on.
When to use it
There are a two very common use cases for bulk edits that are worth highlighting here.
Managing punch lists and remedial actions
You can use a combination of the remedial action and status fields to manage your remedial workflow for the detected anomalies. Because it's a pretty big and important use case, we wrote a dedicated support article for it.
Updating anomalies with field insights
Our solar inspection products detect quite a lot already, but of course we can't know everything. Site visits can give you new insights. An anomaly might be caused by wiring issues, a fuse problem or an underperforming inverter for example. These are causes we can't easily identify using drones, but you can set them yourself.
Secondly, site visits might highlight wrong anomaly type classifications. A potential PID issue might just be a multiple hotspot for example.
❓Frequently asked questions
Can I bulk edit annotations?
No. It's currently not possible to bulk edit annotations.
Can I bulk clear or reset properties?
Yes. If you include the property in the update list, but leave the value empty, it'll be returned to it's original default value.
Can I use bulk edits through a share link?
No. Share links provide read-only access to your operation and thus can't be used for editing anything.
Do bulk edits work in combination with filters?
Yes. It's very handy to use bulk edits in combination with filters. Scroll up to the Managing punch lists and remedial actions section to learn more about it.