Using Equipment Definitions - Metasys - LIT-12011964 - Software Application - System Configuration Tool - 13.2

Metasys SCT: System Configuration Tool Help

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Equipment Definition objects are created and managed in the Definitions folder under the ADS/ADX object in the All Items tree. Equipment Definitions are similar to templates and help normalize typical equipment types and data points. The Description and Name of the Equipment Definition object are used as a filter for equipment in the Metasys UI.

We recommend you do the following when you create Equipment Definitions:
  • Have as few equipment definitions as possible. Having fewer variations in equipment definitions allows the Equipment Summary views in the Metasys UI to have more equipment listed, increasing usability. Exceptions may exist for single duct versus dual duct VAVs.
  • Know what equipment is serving another piece of equipment and what space the equipment is serving.
  • Create folders for Equipment Definitions within the Definitions folder of the All Items tree. For example, you can create a folder for all VAV Equipment Definitions in. Or you can create a folder for all VAVs in a floor within a building (or those for a building). Create and organize your folders in a manner that best suits your needs.
    Important: Do not create an Equipment folder or Definitions folder manually (Insert > Folder). The Equipment folder and Definitions folder are created when you upgrade an archive to Metasys Release 7.0 in SCT. Before upgrading your archive to Release 7.0, ensure an Equipment folder or Definitions folder does not exist in the All Items tree. If these folders exist, rename or delete the folders.
  • Create definitions for equipment starting from the lowest level of equipment to the top level of equipment. For example, create Equipment Definitions for VAVs, then for air handlers, and finally for central plant equipment.
  • Do not add Group objects to equipment definitions. Group objects are not supported in the Metasys UI.