Transferring a CAF and Attributes to Devices - Johnson Controls - Metasys - LIT-12011147 - Software Application - Controller Configuration Tool - 15.0

Controller Tool Help

Brand
Johnson Controls
Metasys
Product name
Controller Configuration Tool
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12011147
Version
15.0
Revision date
2022-11-18
Language
English
Note: See Getting Started with Trunk Utilities before completing the following steps.
  1. Open the CAF you want to transfer to devices.
  2. From the Tools menu, select Trunk Utilities > Transfer CAF and Attributes to Controller. The Trunk Utilities - Transfer CAF and Attributes to Controller wizard appears with the Connection screen active.

  3. Select the desired connection type and parameters and click Next. The Attribute Template appears.

    Note: We strongly advise against using an Supervisor Passthru connection to transfer to multiple controllers due to potential communication loss during the process.
  4. Click Discover to begin the discovery process and locate devices. When devices are located, they appear in the main section of the Transfer screen.

    Note: To stop the Discover process, click Stop.
  5. Select the desired devices from the list.
    Note: If more than one device has the same Instance Number, the numbers display red in the device list.
  6. Perform the following optional tasks:

    • To browse for an existing attribute template file, click the Browse button. Navigate to the location of the template and click Open.

    • To save a template, click Save. Navigate to the correct directory, enter the desired file name, and click Save.

    • To add a new device, click the Add button (+).

    • To remove a currently selected device, click the Remove button (-).

    • To change the device name, click in the field that contains the existing device name and enter a new name.

    • To add a new attribute, click the Click To Define New Attribute column heading. A tree representation of the application appears. Select an object from the tree and an attribute from the list and click OK. The parameters are added to the template and appear as a column on the screen.

    • To remove an existing attribute, right-click the heading and select Remove Attribute.

    • To select the attributes to save with the attribute template, select the check boxes in the attribute heading.

    • To select the devices to save with the attribute template, select the check boxes in the Selected column.

      Note: The selection state of an attribute or device only affects the Read and Write Attributes actions. These selections do not affect the CAF transfer to controller.
    • To manually change the Device Address or Instance Number for discovered devices only, edit the text box value.
      Notes:
      • To auto assign the device address of every device in the Instance Number column, right-click the Instance Number heading and click Auto Assign.
      • To assign instance number values to devices based on the device number, trunk number, and device address, right-click the Instance Number heading and click Assign Calculated Instance.
      • If this is the initial transfer to the controller, skip to Step 12.
  7. To pull current values from the selected devices, click Read Attributes.

  8. To make changes to the values found, use the drop-down menu to select the desired value or edit the field value.

  9. Click Write Attributes. The updated attributes are sent back to the devices.

  10. Click Copy To Clipboard to copy and paste the data from the template to another word-processing program, such as Microsoft Notepad.

  11. Click Save to retain any changes you made to the attribute template. The Save dialog box appears.

  12. Click Save.

  13. Click Next. The Transfer screen appears.

  14. Select or clear the Force Main Transfer and Force Boot Transfer check boxes depending on whether you want to force a Main Code or Boot Code transfer to device.

  15. Select or clear the check boxes next to the devices you want to transfer to.
    Notes:
    • You are required to upgrade Point Expansion Modules on the SA Bus to the latest release before you can upgrade the field controller.
    • To auto assign the device address of every device in the Instance Number column, right-click the Instance Number heading and click Auto Assign.
    • To assign instance number values to devices based on the device number, trunk number, and device address, right-click the Instance Number heading and click Assign Calculated Instance.
  16. If a message appears requiring you to transfer the Boot Code to the device, click Yes and follow instructions to transfer the code to the device.
  17. Click Finish. The Boot Code, Main Code, and Application (including the CAFs and attribute templates) transfers to the devices.

  18. Check the progress of the operation as follows:

    • View the text in the Status column.

    • Click View Status. The Status dialog box appears showing current status of the operation. Click Refresh periodically to update the status. Click Copy To Clipboard to copy and paste the text to another word-processing program, such as Microsoft Notepad.

    • Click View Log. The Log dialog box appears showing the detailed operation log file. Click Refresh periodically to update the log. Click Copy To Clipboard to copy and paste the text to another word-processing program, such as Microsoft Notepad.

    • Click Clear Log if needed. This action clears the contents of the log file.

  19. When the transfer to device completes, click Done.