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How Do I Create a Folder?

Folders appear in the BACnet Operator Workstation on the left hand side of the window. New Folders can be inserted into the Displays, Schedule and Trendlog sections of the Tree. Folders are use to group Information in the tree view in a logical manner to make it easy for an engineer to navigate through the system. Displays, for example, could be grouped into Floors and Zones to represent the different areas within the building.

To Add a New Folder right click on the Tree at the spot where you want to have a folder created. This will bring up a menu as shown below.


Select the option "Add Folder" and the following dialog box will appear.

Select a Name for the Folder and then select OK and the new folder will appear in the tree view as shown below.


How Do I Create a Display?

Displays allow for real time information to be displayed in a graphical way. Real Time Data is overlayed onto a Picture representing the Plant and Equipment. Navigation is done from the Tree View and can also be done from within the display using an overlayed button.

To Add a New Display right click on the Tree at the spot where you want to have the display created. This will bring up a menu as shown below.

Select the option "Add Display" and the following dialog box will appear.

Select a Name for the Display and then select OK and the new display will appear in the tree view as shown below.


How Do I Edit a Display?

To Edit a Display, navigate to the display you wish to edit. At the bottom of a display there will be 2 tabs display and design as shown below.

Select the Design tab to enter design mode. If the display is a new one, then you will see the following dialog which allows a background image or background color to be selected. You can change the background colour, or the background image if required.

The toolbar will now have some additional buttons available for editing the displays as follows

  • Label - Allows Text to be overlayed onto the display.
  • Read Only Property - Allows Read Only Real Time Data to be overlayed onto the display.
  • Prompted Value - Allows Real Time Data to be overlayed onto the display with a button for modifying the value.
  • Image - Allows an image to be overlayed onto the display.
  • Button - Allows a button to be overlayed onto the display.
  • Animation - Allows an animation activated by Read Only Real Time Data to be overlayed onto the display.
  • Trend - Allows a trend to be overlayed onto the display.

  • SCADA Engine How To Add Text To a Display

    Text can be overlayed onto a display using the Insert Label toolbar option. The text can be formatted and can be positioned anywhere on the display.

    To Add a a label, select the Insert Label toolbar option and move it to the desired location, it can be resized using the mouse. Once it is in the desired location, double click on the label to bring up the formatting window as shown below.

    Add some text into the textbox, change the font and click ok, the labe will appear as follows.

    The Label has a white background, which will be invisible when viewed in display mode as follows.


    SCADA Engine How To Add Real Time Data To a Display

    Real Time Data can be overlayed onto a display using the ReadOnly Property toolbar option. The text can be formatted and can be positioned anywhere on the display.

    To Add a a Read Only Property, select the ReadOnly Property toolbar option and move it to the desired location, it can be resized using the mouse.

    Once it is in the desired location, double click on the label to bring up the properties window as shown below. Using this dialog box, the address of the point can be changed, and the font properties can be changed also.

    Changing back to display mode will display the real time data of the new point as shown below.

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    Double click on the point to display the point properties as shown below.


    SCADA Engine How To Configure an Alarm

    Most BACnet Vendors support intrinsic reporting for Real Time Data. Using this feature, alarms can be configured from the BACnet Operator Workstation.

    To configure an alarm, double click on the point in display mode to bring up the following dialog box and select the alarms tab.

    To activate intrinsic reporting, tick the checkbox. Once Intrinsic reporting has been activated, the values can be edited.