Adding Field Points to a Field Device - Metasys - LIT-1201535 - Supervisory Device - Network Engine

N1 Migration with the NIE Technical Bulletin

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Network Engine
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Technical Bulletin
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About this task

The Insert Point Wizard starts automatically when you complete the Extension Wizard prompts (See Adding Extensions to Objects). After the Insert Point Wizard starts, click New on the first screen to invoke the Select Definition Mode screen. Alternatively, you can add points to a field device manually from the user view.


  1. Navigate to and select a device from the user view.
  2. On the Insert menu, select Field Point. The Destination screen of the Insert Point Wizard appears.
  3. Select the device that you are adding field points to and click Next. The Select Definition Mode screen appears.
    Figure 1. Insert Point Wizard - Select Definition Mode Screen

  4. Leave Assisted selected and click Invoke Auto Discovery. The Wizard Auto Detect Utility starts (Figure 2).
    Note: Manual Point Definition is not supported.
    Figure 2. Wizard Auto Detect Utility

    Note: The Auto Detect Utility starts and finds all points.
  5. After reviewing the results of the Auto Discovery, click Close. The Point Mapping Utility screen appears.
    Figure 3. Point Mapping Utility Screen

  6. Expand objects by clicking the plus sign next to them and pick the points to map to your NIE database. You can also map or unmap all objects at once using Map All or Unmap All. The points that you map appear in the Points to Map Summary in the right panel of the screen.
    Figure 4. Point Mapping Utility Screen with Points Mapped

  7. Click Next. The Insert Point Wizard Summary screen appears.
    Figure 5. Insert Point Wizard - Summary Screen

  8. When you are done, click Finish. The NIE UI shows the field points you have added.
    Figure 6. NIE UI with Field Points Added