In Cocon, shortcuts can frequently be used. For example, there are many menu choices that can be reached directly through the shortcuts. For an overview, check out Cocon’s help files under ‘Shortcuts’.

Search function help files

The help files of Cocon and CoconTheWeb include an extensive search function. When you hit F1 on a Cocon screen, the help files will appear. You can search in the help files. If you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, you can use wildcards. These wildcards provide a more extensive search and may just find that piece you need!


Using the mini-map in Cocon, you can change location very quickly on the map. You do this simply by clicking on the location in the mini map. So, you can jump from Zeeland to Friesland with one click.

Filling a tube with subduction systems

Did you know that you can fill a tube with a preconfigured set of subduction systems? This makes it faster and easier to infuse these tubes with the correct composition. You have the option to add a subduction system through the source files; once these have been added, you can select the appropriate subduction system from the right-hand section of the tube monitor. Next, click Fill tube to fill the tube automatically.

Navigating the folder

By clicking the middle mouse button, you can move the map around quickly and easily, after which you can continue using the feature you selected last.

Changing the measuring unit when using measuring tape

The Cocon measuring tape, which you can use to measure distances manually, uses kilometres as the default unit of measure. If you’re measuring shorter distances, you can change this unit to metres. If kilometres are displayed on your screen as the default unit, you can change this unit to metres by pressing the ‘m’ key on your keyboard. To change it back, simply press the ‘k’ key once.


The Cocon map includes a snap function. This can be used to find nodes when registering cables or copying a BAG building. The snap function ensures that the mouse is attracted to the nearest node.


For existing welds, it is possible to change the project number. First, select the correct project number on the left side of the screen. Then check off the checkbox next to it. This will indicate that the project number may be changed with the ‘Change’ button. Then click on the  button for the changes in the welding information and the project numbers of all the selected welding rules can be changed.


In Cocon, in various overview screens, you can double-click on a column to go directly to the accompanying screen. For example, when you double-click on the name of the location in “Overview Locations”, the cabling screen will open. When you double-click on the location name, it will be searched in the object list in the map. This promotes quick navigation through the various screens, both geographically and non-geographically.


Routes and cables can be moved to a new location on the Cocon map, using the function “Adjust position to trench to be drawn” . After registering the area where the adjustment must be made, a new trench must be drawn through which all the objects will be routed. A selection must then be made of which object must be moved to the new trench. After the selection and approval, Cocon will adjust all the selected objects at once.


In the geography, while registering a new line, you can take over the shape of another line. This can be done using the Shift button. Select new cable/tube, start with a node and then go to the next node of the ‘underlying’ line. If you keep pressing Shift here, this will result in a copied line, registered exactly over the other one.


Using the ‘Determine route’ button via a right mouse-click in the object list, a cable can quickly take over a tube’s route. This function requires that the selected line corresponds by at least 10% in terms of position and that it has the same start and end point as the accompanying tube.


In the non-geography, an extra option is available to open a general folder, where, for example, documents with work processes can be placed. The linked documents can also be opened via a right mouse click on an object in the object list.


Via the source files in Cocon, issuance (new import in Cocon) can be blocked for several object types . This can be convenient when, for example, a type Accesspoint is not going to be newly installed anymore but has already been registered a lot in Cocon.


In Cocon, you can search for company names or other sites by integrating the Google search bar into the geography. This is directly below the object list.