CAF Parameters - Metasys - LIT-12011964 - Software Application - System Configuration Tool - 16.0

SCT: System Configuration Tool Help

Product name
System Configuration Tool
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12011964
Version
16.0
Revision date
2023-10-02

The SCT Trunk Utilities feature allows you to view and edit device parameters per field controller trunk. You can edit parameters in offline or online mode. Later, you can push offline edits to the field controller through the Trunk Utilities Integration Download feature.

A new feature of Trunk Utilities is an enhanced download workflow which allows for customized interaction with field controllers. Users can access the live devices using the Application Options parameter sheet to view the status of devices and command them accordingly.

Editing CAF Parameters

You can edit CAF file data using the All Items tree or the Rapid Archive wizard.

To edit CAF Parameters through the All Items tree

  1. In the All Items tree, select the MS/TP or IP Integration Trunk for the devices you want to edit.
  2. Select the Parameter Sheet tab in the focus window for the trunk.
  3. In the Parameter Sheet window, select Parameter Sheet.
Note: It is also possible to edit CAF file data for a selected number of devices. See Parameter Sheet Viewer for further information.

To edit CAF Parameters through the Rapid Archive wizard

  1. In the All Items tree, select the parent engine for the MS/TP or IP trunk you want to edit.
  2. On the Facility menu, select Rapid Archive. The Rapid Archive Field Controller wizard appears.
  3. In the View drop-down, select Parameter Sheet.

To modify CAF file data in the SCT archive, in either CAF Parameter Sheet view, click Edit. By default the Parameter Sheet displays five standard VAV CAF parameters: SA-Area, SA-KFactor, CLG-MaxFlow, CLGOCC-MinFlow, and HTGOCC-MinFlow. You can create custom CAF parameter columns and views using the Manage Views selection from the View drop-down list.

Figure 1. Rapid Archive Field Controller wizard - Parameter Sheet View

Commanding CAF Parameters

After a Trunk Utilities download completes, CAF files can be commanded using the Application Options parameter sheet. For information on how to download a CAF file, see Downloading a CAF to devices Through Trunk Utilities.

Viewing the Status of Commanded CAF Files

To view the status of existing CAF commands:

  1. In the All Items tree, select the parent engine for the MS/TP or IP trunk you want to edit.
  2. Select the Parameter Sheet tab in the focus window for the trunk.
  3. In the Parameter Sheet Window, select the Application Options view and switch the parameter sheet mode to Online.
Figure 2. Application Options Parameter Sheet View

Table 1. Application Options Parameter Sheet Overview
Item Reference Contains the reference of the object to which a command is sent.
Controller Template Contains a list of linked Controller Templates for point reference.
Logic Enable Logic Enable status indicates if runtime logic is enabled.

Note:
  • In the case of staged files, the status of the logic value is not exposed to the SCT. The device will only use the logic value once it is commanded to load the staged file.
  • The disable logic feature is not supported for firmware prior to 8.0. The Parameter Sheet Logic Enable (Enabled) column will display a series of dashes (---) if the controller is not supported.
Download Status (State of Application) Indicates the status of the download.

Idle - Indicates that the applications are transferred and loaded immediately.

Files Are Staged - Indicates that the applications are transferred but not immediately loaded.

Connection Refreshes the connection results.

Issuing Commands to CAF Files

To modify CAF commands or to load staged files:

  1. In the Application Options view, select the desired devices and click Edit to open the Trunk Utilities wizard. The Commands radio button is automatically selected.
  2. Specify the Commands and the Connection Type and click Next. Select one command to perform against selected devices. For an overview of connection specifications and command features, see Downloading a CAF to Devices Through Trunk Utilities.
  3. Verify that the correct devices are selected and click Next.
  4. Enter the connection parameters specific to your connection type and click Next.
  5. Validate the information in the Trunk Utilities Summary window and click Finish.
    Note: It is also possible to modify CAF commands for a selected number of devices. See Parameter Sheet Viewer for further information.