Equipment Definition Object Attributes - Metasys - LIT-12011964 - Software Application - System Configuration Tool - 13.2

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An Equipment Definition object can only be created through the Facility > Prepare Rapid > Insert Equipment Definition option.

Table 1. Equipment Definition Object – Configuration Tab

Attribute Name

Data Type

Initial Value





Maximum length of 400 characters




Maximum length of 64 characters

Authorization Category

One type from a set


HVAC, Fire, Security, Services, Administrative, General, Lighting, Refrigeration, Critical Environment, Air Quality, Power, Energy, System Custom 1–150

System Subtype Set

One type from a set

Subsystem Category


System Subtype

One type from a set

Terminal Units

Terminal Units, Air Handlers, Central Plants, other types


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Table 2. Equipment Definition Object - Equipment Definition Tab



Display Data

Select the check box to select a row for display data point in the Metasys UI.


Contains the description of the point (for example, Zone Setpoint).

Short Name

Contains an abbreviated name of the point (for example, Flow Percent).

Note: Do not leave the Short Name field blank.


Displays the Instance Number of the object on the remote field device. The Instance number, along with the object type, defines the remote object’s BACnet Object Identifier. The BACnet Object Identifier is used to establish communication with the object.

Note: Points are matched by their instance number before matching on the Search Column criteria.
Important: If you create an Equipment Definition for a third-party device, and there are duplicate instance numbers, you must use the Search Criteria column. Only use the Instance column if the instance number for a network point on a controller is unique.

Net Point Address

Contains the Metasys N2 Point Address associated with a point. This is a comma-delimited list of instance number.

Net Point Type

Contains the Metasys N2 Point Type associated with the point.

Search Criteria

Contains user-defined search criteria for points. Search criteria can contain the following:
  • An asterisk (*) before and after the search criteria text lets you search that portion of the text in the short name. For example, *ZN-T*.

  • ? in the search criteria text lets you search Names or Short Names for the numerals zero or one. For example, Hum?-C returns results including Hum1-C.

  • % in the search criteria text lets you search for numerals 0 through 9. For example, Hum%-C returns results including Hum1-C and Hum7-C. You can enter multiple % to search for text that contains multiple numerals. For example, Hum%%-C returns results including Hum26-C.

  • # in the search criteria text lets you search for a string of one or more numerals. For example, #BoxHtg-C returns results including 1BoxHtg-C and 34BoxHtg-C.

  • * in the search criteria text lets you search for zero or more of any character. For example, ZN-T* returns results including ZN-T.

  • Normal text in the search criteria returns results that match the characters exactly without matching case. For example, zn-t returns results for ZN-T and zn-t.