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User Interface

User Interface


Products: AS-B, Edge Server, Enterprise Central, Enterprise Server, AS-P, Virtual Project Servers
Functionalities: Basic Functionality
Product version: 2023, 2024
10/31/2023

Actions Menu

Use the Actions menu to carry out commands for objects selected in the System Tree pane or a List View.

 
action_zoom_plus_stroke Action menu when a Function Block program is selected.

Action menu when a Function Block program is selected.

Table: Actions Menu

Command

Description

Actions

Use the Actions submenu to create manual archives on an Enterprise Server or Enterprise Central. For more information, see Actions Menu – Actions Submenu .

Activation

Use the Activation submenu to enable, disable, force transfer, or clear a trend log. For more information, see Actions Menu – Activation Submenu .

Advanced

Use the Advanced submenu to repair references or communication after an EcoStruxure BMS server has been offline. For more information, see Actions Menu – Advanced Submenu .

Advanced commands

Use the Advanced commands submenu to execute commands for a device. For more information, see Actions Menu – Advanced Commands Submenu .

Alarm enable

Click to enable the Sigma Alarm.

Alarm inhibit

Click to inhibit the Sigma Alarm.

Alarm Refresh

Transfers all alarms buffered in the Xenta device to the server. For more information, see Alarms for Xenta LonWorks Devices .

b3 devices

Use the b3 devices submenu to automatically assign the node IDs and initiate communication with devices on the MS/TP network, or to update the firmware. For more information, see b3 BACnet Device Properties – Advanced Tab .

Backup

Click to open the Backup Options dialog box where you back up the selected EcoStruxure BMS server. For more information, see Backup Options Dialog Box .

Builder View

Click to open the item selected in the system-tree in Builder View, which allows user to make bindings between canvas objects, and to view, monitor, and follow data flows.

Clear Log

Click to clear the selected external database logs. For more information, see Operations on external databases

Clear Status

Clears the diagnostic data for the device or local node. For more information, see LonWorks Device Properties – Diagnostics Tab .

Clear pending

Click to clear the pending external database logs. For more information, see Operations on external databases

Cold start

Restarts the device and clears the RAM memory. For more information, see Xenta LonWorks Device Restart .

Cold start device

Cold starts a hosted BACnet device. For more information, see Device Cold Start and Warm Start .

Commission

Opens the Commission Device wizard, where you download settings and parameters to the device.

For more information, see Neuron ID and Commission Settings Page .

For more information, see Actions Menu – Device Submenu .

Custom types

Click to access Custom Types submenu and handle custom types. For more information, see Actions Menu – Types Submenu .

Data Import

Click to import the MicroNet import file.

Data import

Click to import Sigma data from the Sigma server PC.

Decommission

Deactivates the device in the network.

Delete log

Click to delete the selected external database logs. For more information, see Operations on external databases

Device

Use the Device submenu where you manage your devices. For more information, see Actions Menu – Device Submenu .

Device communication control

Controls the device communications for BACnet devices and the BACnet Interface, and is primarily used for diagnostic purposes.

For more information, see Device Communication and Diagnostics .

Disable log

Click to disable the selected external databases logs from synchronizing with the TimescaleDB. For more information, see Operations on external databases

Discover Devices

Identifies the devices and objects on a particular BACnet network, or an entire BACnet internetwork. For more information, see BACnet Device Discovery .

Download

Downloads applications or BACnet networks from the EcoStruxure Building Operation server database. For more information, see EcoStruxure Web Service Alarm Item .

Download device configuration

Downloads the parameters from the EcoStruxure BMS server database to the device.

Edit

Opens the object for editing in the appropriate editor.

Edit Alarm

Click to display the properties for a Sigma Alarm.

Edit Alarm 1

Click to display the properties for Sigma Alarm 1.

Edit Alarm 2

Click to display the properties for Sigma Alarm 2.

Edit Assignment Condition

Click to open the Select conditions dialog box, where you define when to send the assignment. For more information, see Select Conditions Dialog Box .

Edit bindings

Click to open the Edit Bindings dialog box. For more information, see Bindings View .

Edit cooling linear

Click to display the properties for a Sigma linear cooling optimizer.

Edit cooling logarithmic

Click to display the properties for a Sigma logarithmic cooling optimizer.

Edit heating linear

Click to display the properties for a Sigma linear heating optimizer.

Edit heating logarithmic

Click to display the properties for a Sigma logarithmic heating optimizer.

Edit in spreadsheet

Click to open Edit in spreadsheet where you can quickly build and reuse a database of Central IO modules on the I/O bus. For more information, see Copying from MS Excel to Spreadsheet View .

Edit Notification Condition

Click to open the Select conditions dialog box, where you define when to send the alarm notification.

Edit permissions

Click to open the Edit Permissions dialog box where you grant permissions or limit the permissions users or user groups have to a path. For more information, see Edit Permissions Dialog Box .

Edit secondary input

Click to display the properties for a secondary input to a Sigma Setpoint Adjust object.

Edit schedule

Click to display the schedule editor or calendar editor (as relevant).

Edit standard Alarm View filter

Click to open the Select conditions dialog box, where you sort the information in the Alarms pane or an Alarm View.

Edit standard Event View filter

Click to open the Select conditions dialog box, where you sort the information in the Events pane or an Event View. For more information, see Select Conditions Dialog Box .

Edit Sum Alarm Condition

Click to open the Select conditions dialog box, where you configure the conditions that determine which alarms the sum alarm surveys.

Edit the style of associated events

Click to open the Event styles dialog box where you style the appearance of a specific event in the Events pane. For more information, see Event Styles Dialog Box .

Edit time extension

Click to display the properties for a Sigma Time Extension.

Enable log

Click to enable the selected external databases logs to synchronizing with the TimescaleDB. For more information, see Operations on external databases

External Log Storage

Click to perform operations on the trend log data contained in External Log Storage For more information, see Actions Menu - External Log Storage Submenu .

Host EWS Objects

Click to host a remote EcoStruxure Web Service object. For more information, see EcoStruxure Web Service Client .

Hours cancel limit 1

Click to prevent the generation of the next totalization alarm for Limit 1 (like precancel, except that you cannot later reinstate the generation of the next Limit 1 totalization alarm).

Hours cancel limit 2

Click to prevent the generation of the next totalization alarm for Limit 2 (like precancel, except that you cannot later reinstate the generation of the next Limit 2 totalization alarm).

Hours cancel limit 3

Click to prevent the generation of the next totalization alarm for Limit 3 (like precancel, except that you cannot later reinstate the generation of the next Limit 3 totalization alarm).

Hours precancel limit 1

Click to prevent the generation of the next totalization alarm for Limit 1.

Hours precancel limit 2

Click to prevent the generation of the next totalization alarm for Limit 2.

Hours precancel limit 3

Click to prevent the generation of the next totalization alarm for Limit 3.

Hours reinstate limit 1

Click to reverse the effects of clicking Hours precancel limit 1.

Hours reinstate limit 2

Click to reverse the effects of clicking Hours precancel limit 2 .

Hours reinstate limit 3

Click to reverse the effects of clicking Hours precancel limit 3 .

IO wiring list  

Click to open the IO Wiring List dialog box where you print an I/O wiring list for the I/O bus that describes which I/O points are associated with each Central IO module.​ For more information, see Print I/O Wiring List Dialog Box .

Launch VisiSat

Click to start VisiSat.

Learn BDT Table

Click to open the Learn BDT Table dialog box where you learn the BACnet Broadcast Device Table from one BBMD to another BBMD. For more information, see Learning a BBMD Configuration from one BBMD to Another .

Manage IO bus  

Click to open the I/O Module Management Tool dialog box where you assign and unassign logical Central IO modules, correct the position of a module type, or correct a module mismatch. ​ For more information, see I/O Module Management Tool Dialog Box .

Manage Meter

Click to open the Manage Meter dialog box where you manage the settings of a new meter. For more information, see Manage Replacement of Meter Dialog Box .

MNL

Use the MNL submenu to open WorkPlace Tech Monitor, to monitor or perform a task on an MNL LonWorks device. For more information, see Actions Menu – MNL Submenu .

Modification

Use the Modification submenu to modify a trend log. For more information, see Actions Menu – Modification Submenu .

Print IO module labels

Click to open the Print IO Module Labels dialog box where you print the placard of the Central IO module. For more information, see Print Central IO Module Labels Dialog Box .

Pulse start

Click to generate a Digital Output pulse lasting for the duration of the rising edge setting in Sigma.

Pulse stop

Click to generate a Digital Output pulse lasting for the duration of the falling edge setting in Sigma.

Refresh device identification

Click to refresh the basic device identification displayed in the properties of a Modbus device. For more information, see Modbus Devices .

Removed from Network

Removes an offline device object for a physical device that was previously removed from the network.

Reset IO module

Resets the Central IO module with its old configuration. For more information, see Central IO Modules .

Restore

Click to open the Restore Options dialog box where you restore the selected server, or upload the configurations properties of an external BACnet device to a device proxy.

Retrieve logged values

Click to retrieve logged values from the relevant Sigma controllers.

Revert to application value

Click to use an NCI value from the device application when downloading the device configuration (NCI values) to an MNL LonWorks device. For more information, see NCI Values .

Save To

Save the selected backup to another location in the automation server database. For more information, see Backup Sets View .

Send log set

Click to send the selected log set to the relevant Sigma controller.

Send log sets

Click to send all log sets to the relevant Sigma controllers.

Send ServicePin

Sends service pin for the local node, so other devices can identify the local node on the network. For more information, see Discovering a Xenta Device .

Send time sync now

Manually forces the server to send out time synch notifications to all the configured recipients. For more information, see Manually Triggering the Time Recipients List of an EcoStruxure BMS Server .

Sigma diagnostics

Click to open the Sigma diagnostics submenu, where you can retime a controller, set a controller online, or select diagnostics text reports.

Teach

Sends a selected BBMD configuration to all other BBMDs in the system. For more information, see Teaching a BBMD Configuration to Other BBMDs  .

Temporary off

Click to override a Sigma Time Schedule object until the next scheduled ON time.

Temporary on

Click to override a Sigma Time Schedule object until the next scheduled OFF time.

Time sync

Synchronizes the time between a hosted device and the local server. For more information, see BACnet Device – Time Synchronization Recipients Tab .

Trigger notification

Click to trigger the selected notification and test that it is delivered correctly.

Update IO module firmware

Click to open the Update IO Module Firmware dialog box where you upgrade the firmware for Central IO modules. For more information, see Update Central IO Module Firmware Dialog Box .

Upload

Uploads the application from the device to the EcoStruxure Building Operation server database.

Upload device configuration

Uploads the parameters from the device to the EcoStruxure Building Operation server database.

Update Object list

Updates the list of BACnet device objects.

Warm start

Restarts a device without clearing the RAM memory. For more information, see Xenta LonWorks Device Restart .

Warm start device

Restarts a BACnet hosted device without clearing all configuration data, run-time data, and the values of objects. For more information, see Device Cold Start and Warm Start .

View

Use the View menu to open a report, trend chart, trend log list, or add a value to the Watch pane. For more information, see Actions Menu – View Submenu .

View Action Notes

Click to open an Events pane that displays all events where an action note has been added to the alarm. For more information, see Events Pane and Event View .

View Cause Notes

Click to open an Events pane that displays all events where a cause note has been added to the alarm. For more information, see Events Pane and Event View .

View Checklists

Click to open an Events pane that displays all events where a check list has been added to the alarm. For more information, see Events Pane and Event View .

View Comments

Click to open an Events pane that displays all events where a comment has been added to the alarm. For more information, see Events Pane and Event View .

View History

Click to open an Events pane where all history events of an alarm are displayed. For more information, see Events Pane and Event View .

Wink

Generates a response from the device, such as flashing the power LED, so you can identify the physical device. The device must be connected, have its ID set, and support the Wink function.​

  • Actions Menu – Activation Submenu
  • Actions Menu – Advanced Submenu
  • Actions Menu – Advanced Commands Submenu
  • Alarms for Xenta LonWorks Devices
  • EcoStruxure Web Service Alarm Item
  • b3 BACnet Device Properties – Advanced Tab
  • Backup Options Dialog Box
  • LonWorks Device Properties – Diagnostics Tab
  • Xenta LonWorks Device Restart
  • Device Cold Start and Warm Start
  • Actions Menu – Types Submenu
  • Neuron ID and Commission Settings Page
  • Actions Menu – Device Submenu
  • Select Conditions Dialog Box
  • Edit Permissions Dialog Box
  • Bindings View
  • Copying from MS Excel to Spreadsheet View
  • Event Styles Dialog Box
  • Actions Menu - External Log Storage Submenu
  • EcoStruxure Web Service Client
  • Actions Menu – MNL Submenu
  • Print I/O Wiring List Dialog Box
  • BACnet Learn BDT Table Dialog Box
  • BACnet Learn BDT Table Dialog Box
  • I/O Module Management Tool Dialog Box
  • Manage Replacement of Meter Dialog Box
  • Actions Menu – Modification Submenu
  • Print Central IO Module Labels Dialog Box
  • Modbus Devices
  • Central IO Modules
  • NCI Values
  • Backup Sets View
  • Discovering a Xenta Device
  • Learning a BBMD Configuration from one BBMD to Another
  • Teaching a BBMD Configuration to Other BBMDs 
  • Manually Triggering the Time Recipients List of an EcoStruxure BMS Server
  • BACnet Device – Time Synchronization Recipients Tab
  • Manually Triggering a Notification
  • Update Central IO Module Firmware Dialog Box
  • Xenta LonWorks Device Restart
  • Device Cold Start and Warm Start
  • Actions Menu – View Submenu
  • Events Pane and Event View