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VMD Generator Express Application Note

Product name
Network Engine
Document type
Application Note
Technical Bulletin
Document number
LIT-12011931
Version
10
Revision date
2017-06-01

The VGE tool is computer license controlled. You must contact the local Johnson Controls product sales organization to license each installation. The VGE licenses are time-based and must be renewed on a yearly basis in order to retain full software capabilities.

The VGE software functions in three modes: read-only, modify-only, and create. Each mode is described in Table 1.

Table 1. VGE License Modes
Mode Description

Read-Only

Opens all VMD files as read-only. Read-only is the only mode available when no license is present.

Create

Creates new VMD files and allows you to edit existing files produced from the VGE tool.

A temporary template file, VMT, is generated in create mode. This file cannot be imported into an NIEx9.

Note: Standard VMD files created and certified by SIS groups cannot be modified even if a Create license is available.

Modify-Only

Modifies existing VMD files produced using VMD Generator Express.

Note: Standard VMD files created and certified by SIS groups cannot be modified even if a Create license is available.

You can view current license options by clicking Help > About VMD Generator Express.

Figure 1. About VMD Generator Express