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User Interface

User Interface


Products: WorkStation
Functionalities: Basic Functionality
Product version: 2022, 2023, 2024
4/27/2023

File Menu – New Submenu

Use the New submenu to create new objects.

 
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File menu - New submenu

Command

Description

Alarm

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create an alarm. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

An alarm monitors a variable and alerts you if the monitored variable matches the configured alarm conditions. For more information, see Alarms Overview .

Assignment

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create an assignment. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A triggered alarm can be automatically assigned to a specific user or user group that seems to be most suited to correct the problem.   For more information, see Automatic Assignments .

Application

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create an application folder for a hosted BACnet device. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

b3 device

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a b3 device on the MSTP network. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

b3 BACnet devices are a family of intelligent, programmable, stand-alone devices that provide Direct Digital Control of air handlers and systems as well as individual terminal units. For more information, see b3 BACnet Device Controllers .

BACnet device

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a BACnet device that is hosted by the local EcoStruxure BMS server. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

BACnet loop

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a BACnet loop that represents a feedback control loop. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

You use a BACnet loop to create a feedback system without manually creating or editing Script code. For more information, see BACnet Objects and Properties .

BACnet network

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a BACnet network that is not directly connected to the EcoStruxure BMS server. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

You use a BACnet network when you want to host a device that is on a network that is not directly connected to the EcoStruxure BMS server. For more information, see BACnet Networks .

BACnet notification

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a BACnet notification that can be referenced by BACnet alarms and objects configured for intrinsic alarming. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

For more information, see BACnet Alarms .

BACnet program

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a BACnet program and upload the properties of a BACnet program from a BACnet device into the EcoStruxure Building Operation database. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

BACnet trend log

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a BACnet trend log that monitors and records the trends of a monitored property. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A BACnet trend log is a property monitor for a specific object. When certain conditions are reached, a log is produced with the property value and a date/time stamp. For more information, see BACnet Objects and Properties .

BBMD

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a BBMD when you want BACnet broadcast messages to be communicated throughout an IP network. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

You create BBMDs on Ethernet-based devices when you want BACnet broadcast messages to be communicated throughout an IP network.

BBMD BDT entry

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a BDT Entry for a BBMD. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

You create a BDT entry for to configure a master table for a BBMD.

Change of Value Log Set

Click to create a Change of Value Log Set subfolder.

Device

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a device. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

Document

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a document. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A document is a container in which you can upload a file for use by the EcoStruxure Building Operation software. You can upload all types of files including reports, forms, images, and video clips. For more information, see Documents Overview .

Extended trend log

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create an extended trend log. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

An extended trend log is used to upload and store log records from a trend log in a device where space is limited. For more information, see Extended Trend Logs .

Folder

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a folder. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

Function Block

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a Function Block program. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

For more information, see Function Block Editor Overview .

Global Values

Click to create a new Sigma global values device.

Graphic

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a graphic. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

The created graphic is empty and has to be edited. For more information, see Graphics Editor .

Graphics folder

Click to create a Sigma graphics subfolder.

Hyperlink

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a hyperlink. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

Hyperlinks are used to acces web pages on the Internet. For more information, see Hyperlinks .

Interface

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create an interface. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

The created interface can be a BACnet interface, LonWorks interface, MicroNet network, or Modbus interface/network.

For more information, see BACnet Interface .

For more information, see LonWorks Overview .

For more information, see Modbus Overview .

For more information, see Web Services Overview .

Interval Log Set

Click to create an Interval Log Set subfolder.

IP network

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create an IP network. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

LonWorks Network

Opens the Create Object wizard , where you create a LonWorks network. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

MicroNet

Click to open the Create Object wizard, where you create any one of three MicroNet network types. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

MicroNet is a moderate-to-large scale Building Management System.

MicroNet ARCNET Network

Click to open the Create Object wizard, where you create a MicroNet ARCNET network. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

An ARCNET network contains ARCNET variant MicroNet devices.

MicroNet NCP Network

Click to open the Create Object wizard, where you create a MicroNet NCP network. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

An NCP network is the Satchwell Native Communications Protocol proprietary network, containing NCP variant MicroNet devices.

MicroNet SNP Network

Click to open the Create Object wizard, where you create a MicroNet SNP network. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

An SNP network is the Satchwell SatchNet Pro proprietary network, containing SNP variant MicroNet devices.

Modbus Device

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create an external slave device on a serial Modbus (master) network, or a new serial device on a Modbus TCP gateway. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A Modbus device is any device that conforms to the Modbus standard (for example, a meter or a programmable logic controller). For more information, see Modbus Devices .

Modbus Points

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a Modbus point within an external device. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A Modbus point is an analog, digital or multistate input (or output) at a Modbus device. For more information, see Point and Value Types .

Modbus TCP Device

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a Modbus TCP device. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A Modbus TCP device is any Modbus device on a Modbus TCP network. For more information, see Modbus Devices .

Modbus Register Group

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a Modbus register group within a Modbus device. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A Modbus register group is a container where Modbus registers can be polled as a group by a Modbus polling device. For more information, see Modbus Registers and Group Polling .

Modbus Value

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a Modbus value in a Modbus interface. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A Modbus value is an analog, digital or multistate input (or output) at a Modbus interface. For more information, see Point and Value Types .

MSTP network

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create an MS/TP Network for BACnet devices or b3 devices. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

The EcoStruxure Building Operation software supports BACnet IP networks and MS/TP networks. For more information, see BACnet Networks .

Network Variable

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a network variable. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

Notification

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a notification. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

User notifications are used for notifying users or user groups that a certain alarm event has occurred in the system. Notifications are delivered to the users as emails or written to files outside the EcoStruxure Building Operation software. For more information, see Notifications .

Panel

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a panel. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A panel can consist of one or several panes and one work area with viewable objects, for example graphics, trend charts, reports, or another panel. For more information, see Panel Components .

Point

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a BACnet input or output point. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

You can create BACnet points in an EcoStruxure BMS server and in a hosted BACnet device. For more information, see BACnet Objects and Properties .

Program

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a program. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

For more information, see Function Block Editor Overview .

For more information, see Script Editor Program Creation .

Schedule

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a schedule. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

Schedules are used to determine when essential events occur in a building automation system.  For more information, see Schedules Overview .

Search

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a search. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

Search is used for searching for objects and properties of objects in the EcoStruxure Building Operation database. For more information, see Search Overview .

Segment

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a Sigma segment.

Server

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create an EcoStruxure BMS server. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

Shortcut

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a shortcut. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A shortcut is a link to an EcoStruxure BMS server, folder, or other object and is simply a pointer to an object which acts as if it is that object. For more information, see Shortcut Creation .

User Account

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a user account. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A user account uniquely identifies a user to the system. For more information, see User Accounts and User Account Groups .

Domain

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a domain. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A domain contains of user accounts, user account groups, software permissions, workspaces and one or several EcoStruxure BMS servers. For more information, see Domains .

Text report

Opens the Create Object wizard , where you create a text report. For more information, see Creating a Text Report .

Trend

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create trend logs, trend log lists, or trend charts. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

The function of a trend log is to log the variable that it is connected to and store the records. For more information, see Trends Overview .

Trend log

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a trend log. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

The function of a trend log is to log the variable that it is connected to and store the records. For more information, see Trends Overview .

User account group

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a user account group. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A user account group can contain both user accounts and other user account groups. For more information, see User Accounts and User Account Groups .

Utility

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a utility. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

The utilities Signal Gererator, Simple Math Operator, and Timed Force are used during system maintenance and testing. For more information, see Utilities .

Value

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a value. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

View

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create an Event View, Alarm View, or Watch View. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

Views are used to display information in a easy way. For more information, see Alarms Overview .

Workspace

Click to open the Create Object wizard where you create a workspace. For more information, see Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page .

A workspace is a configured layout and selection of components that display in WorkStation. For more information, see Workspace Components and Customization .

  • File Menu
  • Create Object Dialog – Naming the Object Page
  • Alarms Overview
  • Automatic Assignments
  • b3 BACnet Device Controllers
  • BACnet Objects and Properties
  • BACnet Networks
  • BACnet Alarms
  • Documents Overview
  • Extended Trend Logs
  • Graphics Editor
  • Hyperlinks
  • BACnet Interface
  • LonWorks Overview
  • Modbus Overview
  • Modbus Devices
  • Modbus Registers and Group Polling
  • Web Services Overview
  • Point and Value Types
  • Notifications
  • Panel Components
  • Function Block Editor Overview
  • Script Editor Program Creation
  • Schedules Overview
  • Search Overview
  • Shortcut Creation
  • User Accounts and User Account Groups
  • Domains
  • Creating a Text Report
  • Trends Overview
  • Utilities
  • Alarms Overview
  • Workspace Components and Customization