The engineering view of the BACnet Integration allows scanning the entire IP network to discover and view data in BACnet devices that are connected on the network, whereas the Field Bus object’s engineering view shows the devices connected to the corresponding MS/TP bus. Advanced users (with the appropriate access authority) use this view to see and change data in BACnet devices directly, whether or not the objects have been integrated to the supervisory controller. A user can then view and command many more BACnet devices than just those that have been integrated and are visible in the Site Management Portal All Items navigation tree.
The engineering view contains the Integration Tree and Integration View panels. The Integration Tree panel contains a list of known BACnet devices and their objects that are connected to the supervisory controller. The Integration View panel displays the details about the BACnet device or objects selected in the Integration Tree.
After you create a new BACnet Integration or Field Bus Integration, the Integration Tree is empty until you add the BACnet devices by using auto discovery.