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Metasys UI Help

Brand
Metasys
Product name
Metasys UI
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12011953
Version
7.0.50
Revision date
2024-03-19
Product status
Active
Language
English

What is the Involvement widget?

The Involvement widget provides a single-screen visualization of how objects are related and impacting one another in the Metasys system. Operators can determine more easily if troubleshooting is needed and they can identify everything that could impact an object and everything that an object could impact. This makes the troubleshooting process faster and more efficient.

What can I do with the Involvement widget?

Use the Involvement widget to see what could impact an object and what an object could impact.

Note: The Involvement widget does not expose Logic Connector Tool (LCT) or field controller (CCT) logic. The widget only shows the relationships between objects.

Who can access the Involvement widget?

You do not require special authorization or licensing to access the Involvement widget. However, you require the category-based View permission for the object you want to investigate with Involvement. This object is called primary object. You can see secondary objects, or objects that are related to your primary object, in Involvement, but you also require category-based View permission for the secondary object to view details, use commanding, and to promote the secondary object to be the primary object within Involvement.

How do I access the Involvement widget?

The Involvement widget appears on the Building Network dashboard any time you select a network item. If the widget does not appear on Page 1 of the dashboard, click the Page 1 drop-down list in the upper-right corner of the dashboard and select the page that shows the Involvement widget.
Note: This widget is available in both Metasys UI and JCT.

What is the layout of the Involvement widget?

The following figures and tables describe the layout of the Involvement widget, as seen in Metasys UI. The first figure shows a Binary Value object in a control relationship and the second figure shows a Calendar object in a reference relationship.
Note: The layout of the widget changes based on the object you select in the Building Network tree. The layout of the widget also changes when you adjust the zoom level, because the Involvement widget uses progressive disclosure. Information that you are not authorized to see is not displayed. For example, spaces that you are not authorized to access are not displayed in the primary object.
Figure 1. Involvement widget - Control relationship
Number Name Description
1 Primary object This is the object you selected in the network tree for investigation in the Involvement widget. The primary object is represented in the form of a tile with a stronger outline than the secondary objects. The tile displays the following information at a minimum:
  • Object type: Binary Value
    Note: This is represented by the icon. Hover over the icon to see the text.
  • Short name: CHWSY-EN
    Note: Longer object names are abbreviated. Hover over the object name to see the full object name.
  • Status with status color bar: Normal
  • Default value: False
    Note: Click on the hyperlinked value to open the Commanding window.

Zoom in to see additional information, including:

  • Description under the short name (if applicable). Longer descriptions are abbreviated. Hover over the description to see the entire description.
  • Priority (if applicable): This relates to Priority Array. Priority Array indicates where a command ranks in comparison to other objects related to this item. Open the Commanding window by clicking on the hyperlinked value to see the Priority Array details.
  • FQR of the object: Click on the FQR to navigate to the object in the network tree.
  • Links to space and equipment associations, if these are configured.
  • Link to System Activity: Click on this link to navigate to System Activity, where you can view all the audits generated for this object.
2 Object relationship indicator In this case, you can see that the Interlock object controls the Binary Value object. Control relationship is a relationship where one object can command another object or write to an attribute of another object.
Note: Relationship indicators are highlighted when you click on the primary object, if the primary object has the potential to command or write to the Present Value attribute of the secondary object at its current priority. Click or tap on the object relationship indicator to see more relationship information.
3 Secondary object This object is related to the primary object. The secondary object is presented in the form of a tile. In this case, the secondary object is an Interlock object. The following information is available in the tile:
  • Object type: Interlock
    Note: This is represented by the icon. Hover over the icon to see the text.
  • Short name: CHILLER ENABLE
    Note: Longer object names are abbreviated. Hover over the object name to see the full object name.
  • Status and status color bar: Normal
  • Present value: False
    Note: Click on the hyperlinked value to open the Commanding window.

Zoom in to see additional information, including:

  • Description under the short name (if applicable). Longer descriptions are abbreviated. Hover over the description to see the entire description.
  • Fully Qualified Reference (FQR) of the object: Click on the FQR to navigate to the object in the network tree.
4 Filter All filters are pre-selected by default. Click or tap on the filter icon to select the filters for the data you want to appear on the widget. You can choose to filter on control type, references, and unbound objects.
5 Overview

Provides an overview of the involved objects. Referenced objects are represented by gray boxes and the primary object is represented by a blue box. The objects that are mapped with the highest priority and that have the potential to be written or controlled are represented by the black box.

Click and hold the left mouse button, and move the blue frame to see different sections of the widget. Use the small black box in the lower-right corner of the frame to reduce or extend the frame and thereby zoom in or zoom out.

Note: The Overview feature is not supported on mobile devices.
6 Zoom The Involvement feature uses progressive disclosure. This means that you see more information when you zoom in to an object. Use the Zoom In, Zoom Reset, or Zoom Out icons to adjust the level of detail you want to see.
Figure 2. Involvement widget - Reference relationship
Number Name Description
1 Primary object This is the object you selected in the network tree for investigation in the Involvement widget. The primary object is represented in the form of a tile with a stronger outline than the secondary objects. The tile displays the following information at a minimum:
  • Object type: Calendar
    Note: This is represented by the icon. Hover over the icon to see the text.
  • Short name: Bradford Holiday Calendar
    Note: Longer object names are abbreviated. Hover over the object name to see the full object name.
  • Status and status color bar: Normal
  • Present value: False
    Note: Click on the hyperlinked value to open the Commanding window.

Zoom in to see additional information, including:

  • Description under the short name (if applicable). Longer descriptions are abbreviated. Hover over the description to see the entire description.
  • Priority (if applicable): This relates to Priority Array. Priority Array indicates where a command ranks in comparison to other objects related to this item. Open the Commanding window by clicking on the hyperlinked value to see the Priority Array details.
  • FQR of the object: Click on the FQR to navigate to the object in the network tree.
  • Links to space and equipment associations, if these are configured.
  • Link to System Activity: Click on this link to navigate to System Activity, where you can view all the audits generated for this object.
2 Object relationship indicator In this case, you can see that the Calendar object is referenced by the Schedule object. Reference relationship is a relationship where one object simply references another object or an attribute of another object.
Note: Click or tap on the object relationship indicator to see more relationship information.
3 Secondary object This object is related to the primary object. The secondary object is presented in the form of a tile. In this case, the secondary object is a Schedule object. The following information is available in the tile:
  • Object type: Schedule
    Note: This is represented by the icon. Hover over the icon to see the text.
  • Short name: Bradford Parking Lot Schedule
  • Status and status color bar: Normal
  • Present value: On
    Note: Click on the hyperlinked value to open the Commanding window.

Zoom in to see additional information, including:

  • Description under the short name (if applicable). Longer descriptions are abbreviated. Hover over the description to see the entire description.
  • Fully Qualified Reference (FQR) of the object: Click on the FQR to navigate to the object in the network tree.

What are the object relationships?

An object can be connected to other objects in many different ways. The following list outlines these object relationships:
  • Control relationship: The relationship between two objects where an object is controlling/commanding, or is being controlled by/commanded by another object in the system. Objects can be configured in a variety of ways to have control reference between the objects:
    • An object commanding another object: For example, a Multiple Command object can be configured to command a device object (reset device).
    • An object commanding another object (Present Value attribute) at a priority: For example, a Multiple Command object can be configured to send an Adjust command to a Zone Temperature point to some value at any priority from 1 to 16.
    • An object writing to the value of an attribute of another object: For example, a Global Data object configured in a way that it can write to the Min Value attribute of a few analog points in the system, or a Signal Select writing the average output to the Max Value attribute of an AV object.
    • An object writing to the Present Value attribute of another object at a priority: For example, a schedule object can write to the Present Value attribute of another object at a priority, or a Global Data object can write to the Present Value attribute of other objects at priorities.
  • Reference relationship: The relationship between two objects when an object references another object, or references an attribute of another object in the Metasys system. For example, an Interlock object can reference the Present value attribute of a Zone temperature point in its Interlock Definition.

The default state of Involvement displays one level of relationships only. That means that you see one level upstream and one level downstream.

How do I get more relationship information about objects?

Click or tap on the on the object relationship indicator to see more relationship information. For example, click Referenced by to see a list of referenced attributes, or click Controls to see a list of attributes that are written or controlled.

Which objects and relationships are supported in Involvement?

The following table outlines the object types and their relationships.

Table 1. Object types and relationships in Involvement
Object type Relationship
Commands Writes References
Interlock X   X
Multiple Command X    
Global Data   X X
Signal Select   X X
Schedule   X X
Autoshutdown X    
Optimal Start X   X
Program (Control System)   X X
Analog Value (AV), Binary Value (BV), Multistate Value (MV)   X  
Demand Limiting Load Rolling (DLLR) X   X
Calendar     X
Pulse Meter     X
Accumulator     X
Event Enrollment     X
Note: If an object is not supported and you open Involvement for that object, you see an alert icon to indicate that the object is not supported for Involvement and that the relationship shown in the configuration might not be complete, as the object is unsupported.

What does it mean when an object is displayed with a dotted object relationship indicator and tile outline?

A dotted line indicates an unbound object. Involvement includes objects that were deleted in the configuration.

Can I promote a secondary object to a primary object in Involvement?

Yes, you can promote a secondary object to a primary object, if you are authorized to view the secondary object. To return to the parent object after promotion, simply select the origin object.

Is the Involvement widget supported on all devices?

Yes, the Involvement widget is supported on desktop, tablets, and smartphones.