Rapid Archive Field Controller wizard - Metasys - LIT-12011964 - Software Application - System Configuration Tool - 16.0

SCT: System Configuration Tool Help

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

The Rapid Archive Field Controller wizard is automatically populated by importing a Rapid Archive Schedule .xls file, or can be manually populated using the Add New Equipment (plus symbol) icon.

This wizard allows you to easily view field controller configuration information, hardware specifications, equipment configuration, fully qualified references, controller template associations, and CAF parameters in one table format. When the new equipment setup columns are completed and no red cells are displayed in the wizard, click Save to generate the devices in the All Items, Equipment, and Spaces tree. For more information on populating the Rapid Archive wizard, see Creating an Archive with the Rapid Archive Feature and Room Schedules.

Notes:
  • Only columns with valid site information are displayed. For example, sites with only JCI Family BACnet Class IDs do not display the Controller Type, Instance Number, or Net N2 address columns because they are associated with other device types and are not populated.
  • The Equipment subset of columns for the Rapid Archive Field Controller wizard does not populate for sites without an ADS/ADX at Release 7.0 or later.
Figure 1. Rapid Archive Field Controller wizard - Controller Definition Screen

Table 1. Rapid Archive Field Controller wizard Controller Definition Column Descriptions
Column Description
Item Reference Defines the Fully Qualified Reference (FQR) of the object, which is a Metasys fixed name used internally by the system.
Configuration Contains a group of subset-columns that appear when you define an object in the SCT Configuration tab.

Name

Defines the name of the object as it appears in the SCT and SMP.

Supervisory Device

Defines the name of the parent item for the field controller integration.

Integration

Defines the type of integration for the field controller and the direct parent item the field controller can be found under in the All Items Tree.

Class ID

Contains the type of object this information is represented as in the archive.

Description

Contains a user-defined description of the object.

Authorization Category

Classifies the object by the category of system or equipment that it monitors to aid in the determination of user access privileges and alarm routing. The value for the Authorization Category is taken from the Equipment Definition.

Object Identifier

The BACnet Object Identifier is used to establish communication with the object.

Indicates the instance number of the Object Type used in the BACnet Object ID as exposed to a BACnet network. The object ID must be unique within the host device. The object ID of the Device object must be unique within the BACnet network.

Hardware Contains a group of subset-columns that appear when you define an object in the SCT Hardware tab.

JCI MAC Address

Indicates the MAC address (4 to 127) of the device on the field bus.

Instance Number

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 (0 to 4,194,302).

Net N2 Address

Defines the host controller Address (1 to 254) on the N2 bus.

Controller Type

Defines the integration's controller type assigned to this object.
Equipment Contains a group of subset-columns that appear in the Metasys UI that define space and equipment association.

Name

Defines the name of the object as it appears in the Metasys UI

Space

Defines the space the equipment serves.

Served by

Defines the list of equipment that serves this equipment.
Controller Template Contains a list of linked Controller Templates used for point reference. Points under the chosen Field Device are created based on the selected template.

In the Edit-mode of Rapid Archive Field Controller wizard, users can edit the field controller configuration information on a variety of site levels. Select pre-determined or custom views of the field controller configuration from the View drop-down list to modify and view objects, hardware specifications, equipment configuration, controller templates, and CAF parameters. The Create Points and Create Metasys UI Spaces and Equipment check boxes provide customizable mass-edit and saving permissions. For more information regarding the Rapid Archive Field Controller wizard Edit-mode functionality, see Table 2.

Figure 2. Rapid Archive Field Controller wizard - Edit Mode

Table 2. Rapid Archive Field Controller wizard - Edit Mode Callouts

Description

Function

View list

Displays the list of field controllers on a selected engine or full site.

Controller Definition selection

Displays the traditional layout of your Metasys field controller configuration. Use the Controller Definition view to configure the mapper objects of the selected engine in order to communicate with the field controllers. The Controller Definition view is the default window displayed when the Rapid Archive Field Controller wizard opens.

Parameter Sheet selection

Displays the Item Reference, Configuration, Controller Template, and the five default CAF Parameter columns of the Metasys field controller configuration. Use the Parameter Sheet view to make data modifications to the CAF files within the field controllers.

Manage Views selection

Displays the Select Column Attribute window that Allows users to create custom CAF Parameter columns based on their Metasys field controller configuration. Users can create multiple custom views that will then display as a selectable view in the View drop-down list.

Add (plus) icon

Adds new devices to an existing archive.

Remove (minus) icon

Removes the selected devices from the archive.

Import

Imports the Rapid Archive spreadsheet file.

Cancel

Cancels changes made to the archive.

Save

Saves changes made to the archive.

Create Spaces and Equipment check box

Create Points check box

Determines which template updates are applied to the field controller and/or Metasys UI Spaces and Equipment. Together, the check boxes offer users three methods of saving controller template modifications:

Select both Create Metasys UI Spaces and Equipment and Create Points to save newly selected controller templates to the device and update the Equipment and Spaces for Metasys UI. Both check boxes are selected by default when the Rapid Archive Field Controller wizard opens.

Unselect both Create Metasys UI Spaces and Equipment and Create Points to replace a device's current controller template and associated points with a new template selected. This does not update the Metasys UI Spaces and Equipment.

Unselect Create Metasys UI Spaces and Equipment and select Create Points to display the name of the existing controller template assigned to the device in the Controller Template column. Prior to Release 11.2, users were unable to view the existing template associated with a device in the Controller Template column. In SCT Release 12.0 and later, you can select this check box combination to view assigned templates in their existing archives.