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1 General.................................................................................................... 1-1 1.1 Graphic Formats .................................................................................1-1 1.2 Fonts...................................................................................................1-3 1.3 Screen Output ....................................................................................1-4 1.4 The Graphic Card of a PC ...................................................................1-5 1.5 Printer Output.....................................................................................1-8 1.6 Principles of Visualisation ...................................................................1-9 1.7 Performance Characteristics of the Visualisation .............................1-11 1.8 Features of the Visualisation Software.............................................1-12 1.9 Hardware and Software Requirements............................................1-13 1.10 Operator Input Release and Operator Process Communications 1-15 1.11 Parameterisation of the Process Items ..........................................1-16 1.12 Static Images ..................................................................................1-17 1.13 Dynamic Image Elements ..............................................................1-18 1.14 Image Display and Image Updating................................................1-20 1.15 Printing out Logs and Event Messages..........................................1-21 1.16 Available Versions...........................................................................1-22 1.17 Additional Functions .......................................................................1-23 2 Notes on the Visualisation.................................................................... 2-1 2.1 Notes on Status Recording with the Visualisation .............................2-1 2.2 Notes on Command Output with the Visualisation ............................2-4 2.3 Notes on the Start-Up Performance of the Visualisation....................2-8 2.4 Notes on ETS Project Planning...........................................................2-9 2.5 Connecting the Visualisation to the Bus System .............................2-10 2.6 Location Inside the Bus System.......................................................2-11 2.7 Line and Zone Overlapping Telegrams.............................................2-13 3 Preparation ............................................................................................. 3-1 3.1 Installation of the Visualisation ...........................................................3-1 3.2 Generating a new Project ...................................................................3-5 3.3 Importing a Project from Disk.............................................................3-6 4 Taking Over Bus Device Data ............................................................... 4-1 4.1 Read In Bus Device Data – General....................................................4-1 4.2 Read In Bus Device Data – from Bus Devices ...................................4-2 4.3 Read In Bus Device Data – from the ETS Data Base .........................4-8 4.4 Verification of the Bus Device Data..................................................4-12

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5 Creating Project Data............................................................................. 5-1 5.1 Structural Principles of Projection ...................................................... 5-1 5.2 Using the Toolbox .............................................................................. 5-3 5.3 Defining of Units ................................................................................ 5-4 5.4 Defining of Status Texts .................................................................... 5-5 5.5 Defining of Hint Texts........................................................................ 5-7 5.6 Defining of Conversion Functions...................................................... 5-7 5.7 Defining of Data Types .................................................................... 5-10 5.8 Single-State Messages/Commands................................................. 5-12 5.9 Multi-State Messages/Commands .................................................. 5-14 5.10 Measurement Values/Set Commands/Counters ........................... 5-18 5.11 System Values ............................................................................... 5-21 5.12 User Defined Counters .................................................................. 5-22 5.13 Defining of Process Items ............................................................. 5-26 6 Creating Pictures .................................................................................... 6-1 6.1 Working with Pictures........................................................................ 6-1 6.2 Using Existing Pictures and Drawings ............................................... 6-3 6.3 Creating Static Background Pictures ................................................. 6-4 6.4 Working with the Drawing Tools ....................................................... 6-6 6.5 Settings with Graphical Elements...................................................... 6-8 6.6 Moving/Modifying an Element........................................................... 6-9 6.7 Marking Multiple Elements.............................................................. 6-10 6.8 Copying Elements............................................................................ 6-11 6.9 Deleting/Cutting Element................................................................. 6-13 6.10 Combining/Splitting Block .............................................................. 6-13 6.11 Rotating/Mirroring Elements.......................................................... 6-14 6.12 Objects – Auxiliary Functions......................................................... 6-15 7 Define Dynamical Picture Elements ..................................................... 7-1 7.1 Image Variables – General ................................................................. 7-1 7.2 Output Variable (EIB Library).............................................................. 7-3 7.3 Bar Variable (EIB Library) ................................................................... 7-6 7.4 Diagram Variable (EIB Library) ........................................................... 7-8 7.5 Picture Variable (EIB Library)............................................................ 7-10 7.6 Meter Variable (EIB Library) ............................................................. 7-12 7.7 Symbol Variable (EIB Library)........................................................... 7-14 7.8 Text Variable (EIB Library) ................................................................ 7-16 7.9 State Variable (EIB Library) .............................................................. 7-17 7.10 Switch Variable (EIB2 Library)........................................................ 7-19 7.11 Counter Variable (EIB2 Library) ...................................................... 7-22 7.12 Week Variable (EIB2 Library, Time Manager Required)................. 7-25

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7.13 Video Variables (VIDEO Library, Option).........................................7-27 7.14 Loading/Saving Variables from the Project Library .........................7-38 7.15 Assignment of Image Variable ? Process Item .............................7-38 8 Other Functions...................................................................................... 8-1 8.1 Starting the Visualisation ....................................................................8-1 8.2 Simulating the Visualisation................................................................8-2 8.3 Password Protection of Project ..........................................................8-4 8.4 Changing User Names........................................................................8-7 8.5 Automatic User Log-Off .....................................................................8-7 8.6 Automatic Start of Programme/Project/Picture ..................................8-8 8.7 Programme protection......................................................................8-10 8.8 Logging Event Messages .................................................................8-11 8.9 Event Messages on the Screen .......................................................8-12 8.10 Storing Event Messages in File ......................................................8-14 8.11 Printing Event Messages................................................................8-15 8.12 Audible Signal .................................................................................8-20 8.13 Status Display in the Message Window ........................................8-21 8.14 Keyboard Operation Only ...............................................................8-22 8.15 General System Settings................................................................8-24 8.16 Acknowledging Events ...................................................................8-25 9 Completion of Project Planning ........................................................... 9-1 9.1 Exporting a Project to Disk .................................................................9-1 9.2 Exporting/Importing Individual Data....................................................9-2 9.3 Printing the Project Data.....................................................................9-3 10 Installation of Options....................................................................... 10-1 10.1 Activating the Options During a New Installation...........................10-1 10.2 Activating Options Later .................................................................10-1 10.3 Checking of Released Options .......................................................10-2 11 The “Device Monitoring” Option ..................................................... 11-1 11.1 Features..........................................................................................11-1 12 The “Event Programme” Option...................................................... 12-1 12.1 Features..........................................................................................12-1 12.2 Programme Editor ..........................................................................12-2 12.3 Structure of an Event Programme..................................................12-3 12.4 Deactivation of the Event Programme ...........................................12-5 12.5 Notes on Programming ..................................................................12-6 12.6 Completion of Project Design.........................................................12-7 13 The “Calculations/Logic Operations” Option ................................. 13-1

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13.1 Instruction Set................................................................................ 13-2 13.2 Event Programme Monitoring ....................................................... 13-8 13.3 Incorrect Programming ................................................................ 13-11 14 The “Time Manager” Option ............................................................ 14-1 14.1 Features ......................................................................................... 14-1 14.2 Structure ........................................................................................ 14-2 14.3 Editing Day Programmes ............................................................... 14-3 14.4 Setting Day Programme .............................................................. 14-13 14.5 Display ......................................................................................... 14-21 14.6 Parameterisation of Week Variable.............................................. 14-24 14.7 Exiting the Time Manager............................................................ 14-27 14.8 Deactivating the Time Manager................................................... 14-27 14.9 How to Follow up Jobs................................................................ 14-28 15 The “Value Recorder” Option........................................................... 15-1 15.1 Structure ........................................................................................ 15-3 15.2 Creating New Groups .................................................................... 15-4 15.3 Editing Existing Groups.................................................................. 15-5 15.4 Deleting Existing Groups ............................................................... 15-6 15.5 Exporting Existing Group/Importing Groups .................................. 15-6 15.6 Defining Tracks .............................................................................. 15-7 15.7 Correcting Existing Tracks ............................................................. 15-8 15.8 Deleting Existing Tracks................................................................. 15-9 15.9 Parameterise Display ................................................................... 15-10 15.10 Type of Display .......................................................................... 15-12 15.11 Saving/Loading Display Parameters........................................... 15-18 15.12 Displaying of Data ...................................................................... 15-21 15.13 Exporting Data in EXCEL V Format............................................ 15-28 15.14 Printing Recorded Data.............................................................. 15-29 15.15 Settings for Tool Bar .................................................................. 15-29 15.16 Closing Value Recorder.............................................................. 15-29 16 The “Event Monitoring” Option ....................................................... 16-1 16.1 Features ......................................................................................... 16-1 16.2 Displaying and Processing Events ................................................. 16-2 16.3 Storing Events in a Data Base ....................................................... 16-4 16.4 Deleting Events from the Current Data Base ................................ 16-6 16.5 Selecting of the Desired Data Base ............................................... 16-7 16.6 Defining Display Filters .................................................................. 16-9 16.7 Graphical Analysis of the Event Data Base.................................. 16-11 16.8 Parameterise Display ................................................................... 16-14 16.9 Exporting Data into EXCEL V Format .......................................... 16-15

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16.10 Printing the Event Data Base......................................................16-16 16.11 Exporting/Importing/Deleting Event Files...................................16-17 16.12 Settings for Tool Bar...................................................................16-20 16.13 Closing Event Monitoring ...........................................................16-20 17 The “Network” Option...................................................................... 17-1 17.1 Introduction.....................................................................................17-1 17.2 TCP/IP .............................................................................................17-2 17.3 Requirements .................................................................................17-5 17.4 Installation of the Server.................................................................17-6 17.5 Editing Box .....................................................................................17-8 17.6 List of the Registered Visualisation Servers...................................17-8 17.7 Local Parameter..............................................................................17-9 17.8 Conclusion of the Parameterisation................................................17-9 17.9 Process Items...............................................................................17-10 17.10 Installation of a Client .................................................................17-11 17.11 NU Tool.......................................................................................17-12 17.12 Network Configuration ...............................................................17-14 17.13 Converting a Project ...................................................................17-17 18 Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" ..................................... 18-1 18.1 Counter Variable .............................................................................18-1 18.2 Features..........................................................................................18-2 18.3 Consumption Statistic ....................................................................18-4 18.4 Control Buttons ..............................................................................18-6 18.5 Activating the Statistics ................................................................18-11 18.6 Operating the Statistics ................................................................18-12 18.7 Printing or Saving Statistics automatically (time-controlled)........18-13 19 Auxiliary Programmes ....................................................................... 19-1 19.1 EIBTOOL.........................................................................................19-1 19.2 Version Display ...............................................................................19-6 19.3 System Configuration .....................................................................19-8 20 Predefined Texts ................................................................................ 20-1 20.1 Unit Texts .......................................................................................20-1 20.2 Status Texts....................................................................................20-2 20.3 Status Lists.....................................................................................20-4 21 Index.................................................................................................... 21-1

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: ? ? *. line type. Siemens instabus EIB 1-1 .1 Graphic Formats Graphics generated or edited on a PC can be subdivided into two categories: vector graphics In vector graphics the individual graphic elements are represented by a graphical description of the element.Visualisation 1 General 1.cdr (= Microsoft Corel Draw) ? ? *. That is to say the picture is stored in a file in form of a list of individual elements or the list data is represented on a screen or printer.g.dxf (= AutoCAD dxf) ? ? etc. formats Common vector graphic formats are e. a line is described by the following parameters: ? ? code for the line ? ? co-ordinates of the starting point of the line (x1/y1) ? ? co-ordinates of the ending point of the line (x2/y2) ? ? line width. line colour ? ? representation of the starting and ending point ? ? additional information The contents of the parameters and the coding of this data depend on the vector graphic format used.drw (= Micrografx Designer/Draw) ? ? *. For example.

disadvantages pixel graphics formats advantages disadvantages 1-2 Siemens instabus EIB .g. ?? The size of the picture can be readily modified proportionally. Unlike the vector graphics in pixel graphics the whole picture is represented or stored as information in form of a pixel matrix. ?? Long display building time with complex graphics. The more pixels are used for the representation of the picture the sharper and more detailed the picture will be. Each pixel represents the state of this graphic display element (in b&w representation light/dark. ?? Relatively little memory space is required for one picture. photographs can only be represented relatively inexactly by using several individual elements. ? Photos and other graphics having without defined structures can be represented very exactly.g. Common pixel graphic formats are e. ?? The speed of synthesising the image is independent of the content of the graphic.tif (= Tag Image File) ? ? *.pcx (= PC Paintbrush) ? ? etc. ? Changes as to the size of the graphics may lead to an incorrect representation of the details of the picture.g. as an 8 bit value).bmp (= Windows Bitmaps) ? ? *. in colour representation the colour e.General advantages Visualisation ? The individual elements of the picture can be accessed and edited at any time. ? Highly complex pictures with lack of structure such as e. ?? A lot of memory space is required for one picture. Each picture is represented by a number of individual dots (=pixel).: ? ? *.

“bold” or “italic”. ?? If you use true type fonts. symbols and characters of the alphabet.2 Fonts The font represents the graphical design of the numbers. ? Dot matrix and laser printers have one or two built-in printer fonts. while postscript printers have several fonts.g. Fonts are available in different sizes and types. ? They can be scaled up or down to any size and they appear on the screen exactly as in the printout (WYSIWYG =„What you see is what you get”). one point representing 1/72 inch (approx. 0. Among these fonts are the following: vector fonts ? Vector fonts can be scaled up or down to any size ?? Vector fonts are often used in connection with plotters.4 mm). the transfer of your applications is better and their printouts look identical on different printers. printer fonts true type fonts download fonts Siemens instabus EIB 1-3 . ? Download fonts (softfonts) must be installed by using the installation programme delivered with these fonts. Windows supplies different fonts which are available as soon as Windows is installed on a PC. The font size is measured in points. the printer fonts appear in the font list of the Windows application. sometimes with matrix printers. When a printer has been installed. Font styles are e.Visualisation 1. Each font has its own individual outline.

features The following features have to be considered with a monitor: ? ? colour or monochrome ? ? digital or analogue ? ? fixed or variable synchronisation ? ? size ? ? resolution ? ? refresh rate ? ? low radiation Monochrome means the monitor can display information only with one colour or in grey-scale values (e.General Visualisation 1. Monitors with a fixed frequency work only with one fixed readjusted frequency. The size of a monitor is the screen diagonal in inches. Common sizes are 14 up to 21 inches. Depending on the graphic card. VGA). with the Hercules graphic card). information is transmitted from the graphic card to the monitor in digital mode (e. Especially with laptops. however. Multisync monitors. plasma displays or LCDs (LCD = Liquid Crystal Display) are used instead of the CRT. terminals) have a cathode ray tube for the display of the image similar to the common TV set.3 Screen Output Today’s screens (monitors.g. EGA) or in analogue mode (e. colour/ monochrome digital/ analogue synchronisation size 1-4 Siemens instabus EIB .g. which allow the construction of flat displays. Therefore it is not necessary to buy a new monitor when a new graphic card is used. EGA or VGA).g. Colour monitors require the use of a corresponding graphic card (e. can adjust themselves to frequencies and resolutions and can work both in digital and analogue mode.g.

For a high resolution. The following radiation is emitted during operation of a cathode ray tube: The so called “soft” X-rays are absorbed by the glass surface.4 The Graphic Card of a PC function The screen and the graphic card plugged into the system unit form an integrated whole and must be adjusted to each other. of course.Visualisation resolution Each monitor generates its image from individual dots (pixels). The more dots are used. How intensively the CRT generates such fields can be checked by running your hand over the surface of the screen some minutes after switching it on. This is why graphic cards must process the information from the computer and turn it into a form which can be displayed on the screen. The monitor must be able to interpret and display the incoming signals of the graphic card. the clearer the image is represented on the screen. In addition. a monitor emits low frequency electric fields which are generated during display change and horizontal flyback. The screen driver is software which Siemens instabus EIB 1-5 . On the other hand. The refresh rate indicates how often per second the image is rewritten. the suitable graphic card must be used. electrostatic and magnetic emissions occur more often. If a new monitor is purchased attention should be paid to the fact that it is a “low radiation” one. refresh rate low radiation 1. it must be rewritten in short time intervals. If it crackles or if there is a spark discharge. it is no low radiation monitor. In order to keep the image visible on the screen. For screens exerting little strain on the eyes (no flickering of the screen) the refresh rate should be 70Hz at least.

For word-processing or for data base programmes the Hercules Graphic Card is sufficient even today because colour display is not needed here.of 262t 80x34 12x20 matrix analog 35.of 256 80x25 8x14 matrix analog 31.of 64 80x25 8x14 matrix digital 21. even 620 x 200 pixels can be displayed. If the number of colours is limited to two.of 262t 16 o. The Hercules Graphic Card cannot be recommended for professional use. and four colours – out of 16 possible colours – can be displayed.85 kHz 60 Hz 256 o.5 kHz 43 Hz Hercules Graphic Card The best-known and by far the most widely used monochrome graphic card is the Hercules Graphic Card (HGC). of colours Text resolution Video signal Line frequency Refresh rate HGC Hercules Graphics Card 1982 Hercules 720x350 EGA Enhanced Graphics Adapter 1984 IBM 640x350 VGA Video Graphics Array 1987 IBM 640x480 Super VGA — 1988 Vesa Group 800x600 8514/A — 1989 IBM 1024x768 text/graphics text/graphics text/graphics text/graphics text/graphics none 80x25 9x14 matrix digital 18.5 kHz 70 Hz 256 o. Short description Name Available since Origin Graphic resolution Operation modes Max no. colour graphic cards CGA standard 1-6 Siemens instabus EIB .5 kHz 60 Hz 132x44 6x12 matrix analog 31. In principle there are three different standard modes with colour graphic cards today: CGA = Colour Graphic Adapter EGA = Enhanced Graphic Adapter VGA = Video Graphic Array The CGA standard (obsolete) was designed by IBM for their own PCs. In the simple version 320 x 200 pixel can be addressed.43 kHz 50 Hz 16 o.General Visualisation controls the graphic card and gives full access to the graphic card’s capabilities.

Therefore this card can display up to 256 colours from a range of 262. It has a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels. The IBM de luxe model consists of the 8514/A adapter and the 8514 monitor with 1024 x 768 pixels and 256 possible colours. Unlike CGA and EGA (digital) the VGA card controls the screen in analogue mode. Siemens instabus EIB 1-7 . Besides a higher resolution of 640x350 pixels it is able to display 16 colours out of 64 shades of colour. VGA standard Super VGA 8514/A adapter the intelligentsia The so called intelligent graphic cards have their own processor and reduce the workload of the processor of the central unit. but is only able to display 16 out of 256 shades of colour. In the meantime other manufacturers also offer 8514/A compatible cards. The Super VGA card is becoming more and more popular. To use the VGA card with its total variety of colours not only an analogue monitor is required but the graphic card must also have 1 Mbyte memory of its own.Visualisation EGA standard The EGA standard (also obsolete) has a lot more features than the CGA standard.144 shades of colour.

General Visualisation 1. In the colour section the most frequently used type is the ink-jet printer. printers are the most important output device. non-impact printers 1-8 Siemens instabus EIB . Representatives of this group are: ? ? daisy-wheel printers ? ? golf-ball printers (of no importance in the PC sector) ? ? type-basket printers (of no importance in the PC sector) ? ? needle printers Non-impact printers combine the characters to be printed from single dots (dot matrix). They can basically be subdivided in impact printers and nonimpact printers. printers impact non-impact fully formed char. daisy wheel golf ball type basket needle matrix dot matrix laser ink jet thermo transfer impact printers Impact printers carry the character to be printed as a complete element on the writing device (fully formed character printer) or the characters are combined from single dots (needle matrix).5 Printer Output general Today. Representatives of this group are: ? ? thermal printers ? ? ink-jet printers ? ? laser printers In the b&w section the laser printer has become as a standard.

. time ? ? user defined counters: 8. 16 . . In addition.e. 1.. This resolution is sufficient for the most applications. upwards/downwd. In the DTP section (DTP = Desktop Publishing) often higher resolutions.32 bit counter The process item is the “interface” between the information to be monitored/controlled and the graphical display on the screen. up/down. ? ? system values date.6 Principles of Visualisation Visualisation data type Visualisation means the indication of states (monitoring) and the input of setpoints (controlling.. wind velocity.. lux values.. operation). units and status texts are selected. kinds of information): ? ? single-state messages/commands: on/off. The following parameters have to be assigned to this process item: ?? ?? ?? ?? data type hint texts interface with the bus (group addresses) additional information (e.. open/closed.. EIS type) is defined. automatic display selection . With the data type the kind of the data to be displayed (i. ? ? measurement values/set commands/counter: temperature.) process item Siemens instabus EIB 1-9 . ? ? multi-state messages/commands: fan off/stage1/stage2/stage3/stage4. In general these states can be subdivided into the following data types (i. current... up to 1200 dpi.g. The normal resolution of modern printers today is 300 dpi in both the x and y directions. For each item of data to be displayed/controlled a process item has to be defined. are required..e. called dpi. .Visualisation resolution A quality feature of this kind of printers is the number of dots per inch.g. . e.

These images can show the ground plan of the area to be visualised or a 3D representation of a room. Each variable must be assigned to a process item which is given to the variable via “drag and drop” from the process item list. function. etc. For this purpose you can choose from the following variable types: ? ? output variable ? ? bar variable ? ? diagram variable ? ? picture variable ? ? meter variable ? ? symbol variable ? ? text variable ? ? state variable ? ? switch variable ? ? counter variable ? ? week variable for the presetting of values for the display as bar chart for the display in the form of a diagram to switch to any screen for the display as an “analogue meter” for the display of states as symbols for the display of states as text for the display of multi state messages/commands as text to perform various switching procedures for the display of counting values for time-controlled switching dynamic image elements The individual types of variables can be placed on any screen position and always cover existing static background images. colour. for example. static background images can be generated or imported. 1-10 Siemens instabus EIB . With the parameterisation the appearance. are adjusted. With the help of dynamic image elements or variables the information/states desired are displayed on the screen or set by the user. Current states cannot be represented by the static background images.General static images Visualisation As a visual help for the operator. The size can be modified in the usual way by dragging an item with the mouse.

the annunciation of operating conditions.Visualisation 1. however. In a building services management system.7 Performance Characteristics of the Visualisation Building Services Management System In common electrical installations a power cable is first carried from the counter module or from the distribution box to a switch and then to the actual load. If. however. Siemens instabus EIB 1-11 . Once an electrical installation in a building is performed on the base of the instabus EIB. such as a lamp. both the direct interchange of information between the stations and the power supply of the control devices (sensors and actuators) are performed. Via the instabus EIB. The owner would like to monitor from a central location e. additional requests and requirements are to be expected soon. a shutter driving mechanism. in addition to the decentralised switching also a central display and remote control switching is possible. malfunctions and an automatic reaction on changes of operating conditions. a radiator. all control devices and remote control switches are networked via the instabus EIB. all control devices and loads are networked via the EIB installation bus to a system suited to the electrical installation. The power cables are directly carried to the loads or to the remote control switches (actuators) installed close to the loads. Central Display Requirements With conventional electrical installations a central display of operating conditions and a central remote control of all loads can only be realised with high expenditure of technology and money. ? ? whether a window or a door is still open somewhere.g. Besides the control of the electrical energy the instabus EIB also supports the monitoring of the building services systems.: ? ? whether the lights are still on somewhere in the building ? ? whether a window shade is still closed somewhere. a fan motor etc.

overview logs. ? ? when the malfunction occurred. floor or room ground plans with overlaid symbols and texts. represented as building. including a macro library. room the lights are still on. ?? display. ?? reading in of images as pixel or vector graphics.g. the user would like to know: ? ? which installation has been witched off due to a malfunction. The flashing of a display element identifies especially important information. When building services systems are monitored. operation.8 Features of the Visualisation Software Some of the features of the Visualisation software are: ?? one central Visualisation/operating station or several stations in a network. ?? an integrated image editor for vector graphics. 1-12 Siemens instabus EIB . ?? printing out of event logs. values. floor. ?? generation and parameterisation of the process items to be displayed. ?? various dynamic image elements (image variables) for displaying current states. 1. ?? powerful additional functions. e.General Visualisation He further wants to know exactly in which building. information. parameter logs and colour screen dumps. ? ? in which part of the building the defective installation is located. The user requires all this information not only as textual information but also as graphical information which can be checked at a glance. and he wants to be able to switch it off from the central location. logging in several languages.

The colour monitor should have a screen diagonal of at least 17 inches.11). The Visualisation PC is connected to the instabus EIB via an RS232. or EISA type. It is recommended to use a PC as powerful as possible (at least a PC 486DX – for CAD/CAM) to be able to fully benefit from the features of the software.Visualisation 1. If your computer is equipped with so-called FIFO interface modules.1 (or MSWindows for Workgroups 3. N148 or UP147/148 interface. ISA. The internal bus system may be of the VL.2 operating system and MS-Windows 3.9 Hardware and Software Requirements operating system This software can be run on a commercial PC with the MSDOS 6. Minimum resolution: 800x600 pixels. please refer to the notes in file: graphic card For a graphic card a Windows accelerator card with at least 256 colours at 1024x768 pixels is recommended. The memory capacity must be 8 MB at least to guarantee perfect working for all functions. Please follow the notes on the PCI bus in file: processor memory capacity internal bus interface To connect the PC to the instabus EIB a serial interface is required. A list containing recommended hardware configurations is available by Siemens monitor bus connection recommended hardware Siemens instabus EIB 1-13 .

If necessary. If necessary.): DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.g. After switching on the Visualisation PC and processing the following autoexec.COM GR 437 C:\DOS\KEYBOARD.SYS FILES=60 BUFFERS=60 STACKS=9.C:\DOS.sys file shows an operational configuration on a standard PC.bat file shows an operational configuration on a standard PC. 1-14 Siemens instabus EIB .bat file.bat The following autoexec. It contains recent notes on hardware and software. sound card.128 COUNTRY=49.C:\DOS\COUNTRY. CDROM.SYS C:\VISUALIS\SD-EYE. further entries are required for additional peripheral units. The file is initiated by double clicking on the icon.sys Visualisation The following config. etc. Windows can be called immediately (try it first..COM WIN To automatically start the Visualisation software see “Automatic Start of Programme/Project/Picture” in Chapter 8 “Other Functions” topical information A “Read me” file is generated in the programme group “Visualisation instabus” during installation.General config.SYS DOS=HIGH autoexec. add the “WIN” entry only if the configuration is working): SET TEMP=C:\DOS PATH=C:\WINDOWS.C:\. further entries are required for additional peripheral units (e. KEYB.

which finally can be activated and updated automatically by process events: ? ? open a new project. ? ? store the completed images in the project library. operator inputs to the Visualisation software are blocked again. ? ? determine the bus devices and parameterise the process items. If the Visualisation software is loaded in a new installation and is started for the first time. the following steps are to be carried out until images with dynamic image elements are available. Siemens instabus EIB 1-15 .10 Operator Input Release and Operator Process Communications Anybody who wants to work with the Visualisation software has to log in with his password first. If a user logs off the system or if he has not made any operator entries during a definable time interval. ? ? generate and enter dynamic image elements into the static images. According to the assigned operator priority he gets access to all functions or only to some functions in the language assigned to him. ? ? parameterise the interface to the instabus EIB. ? ? read in or generate static background images. ? ? assign the dynamic image elements to the process items.Visualisation 1. This function may also be deactivated (see Chapter 8: “Automatically User Log-Off”). ? ? activate the automatic image switching triggered by event information.

The ETS data configured can directly be taken over by the Visualisation. This tool software detects independently which devices are connected to which bus lines and reads out their physical addresses and group addresses. The assignment of group addresses to sensors and actuator outputs is made during the project planning and configuration of an installation using the EIBTool Software (ETS). user defined counters process item 1-16 Siemens instabus EIB . measurement values/set commands/counter. multi-state messages/commands. however. system values. The remote switches (actuators). Then the determined data can be completed by the user with explanatory notes and control information and be assigned to the process items with the help of clearly structured menus.11 Parameterisation of the Process Items group address With the instabus EIB the control devices (sensors) normally transmit the change of state by giving one single group address. All group addresses assigned to the output of an actuator are therefore summarised to one “process item” whose state always corresponds to the current state of the actuator’s output. Here we distinguish between: ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? single-state messages/commands. may be addressed via multiple group addresses. data type An important parameter for each process item is the related data type. The following data is taken over: ? ? existing bus devices and their commentaries ? ? existing objects and their settings ? ? projected group addresses and their commentaries Additionally the Visualisation software has been completed with its own tool software.General Visualisation 1.

Images or parts of images which will used several times can be stored in a “macro library” as image macros and can be reloaded and do not have to be redrawn. Static images like building or floor ground plans can also be generated by the user himself by using the integrated drawing programme (image editor) for vector graphics. Image files with other extensions can be converted with the help of conversion programmes (which are included in e. Therefore completed images with dynamic image elements can be tested even if no EIB network is connected. ? ? the dynamic image elements (image variables) which can be changed depending on the process item states.g.Visualisation The data type determines to which dynamic image element (image variable) a process item can be assigned and how changes of states or changes of values can be displayed on the screen. simulation The tool software also contains the simulation of changes of states of process items. 1.g. As background images pixel graphics (e. ? ? static image components lying in front of the background image. They cover all image elements lying underneath them. These static image components were generated by the drawing programme integrated in the Visualisation software (image editor) and cover parts of the background image.12 Static Images Static images are images or parts of images which cannot be modified by process events. Siemens instabus EIB 1-17 . An image represented on the screen of a Visualisation station can be combined from components of three overlapping image levels: ? ? a static background image. scanned photos or drawings) with the “BMP” extension or vector graphics with “DRW” extension can be imported into the Visualisation software. provided if their current state is not “invisible”. PAINTBRUSH or DESIGNER) into files with one of the permitted extensions.

). colour. ampere meter. the representation of an image variable changes (shape. colour. and alignment of the bars/graph can be preset.g. volt meter. width. flashing. watt meter. 1-18 Siemens instabus EIB . thermometer). diagram variables Diagram variables show the characteristics of states or values as a function of time. Length.13 Dynamic Image Elements Dynamically varying elements (image variables) may be inserted into static images. or counter values (digital values) can be set or reset. etc. bar variables Bar variables make a fast visual comparison possible between multiple measured values or digital values. ? ? bar variable. ? ? diagram variable. ? ? meter variable. picture variables Picture variables are used for switching to a particular (preset) screen by the operator. ? ? symbol variable ? ? text variable ? ? state variable ? ? switch variable ? ? counter variable ? ? week variable (only useful in combination with a timetable programme) output variables With output variables switching commands and control commands or setpoints and limiting values can be activated. The following image variables are available: ? ? output variable. text. As with a continuous-line recorder the time characteristics of up to 8 process items can be represented by lines with different colours.General Visualisation 1. meter variables Meter variables are used for displaying analogue and digital values on a “pointer-type instrument” (e. Depending on the state of the process. ? ? picture variable.

week variables The week variables make the display of the text possible which equal the current state or value of a bit group in a multistage message. an off-state switch by an on-state switch). Finally. state variables switch variables Switch variables can be used in many different ways such as screen switching. and for the output of control commands. starting of extensions (options). (e. OFF.g.5 C). the symbol displayed is replaced by another symbol depending on the state of a process item. 13. and adjusting the size and appearance. the last step is selecting the image variables from the variables’ library. text variables Text variables are used to display text showing the current state or value of a process item (e. Counter variables The counter variables make the display of counter variables possible. The different states of the switching variable can be assigned to different bitmap graphics. The state variables make it possible to display texts which are related to the current state or value of a group of bits in a multi-state message. When a new image is generated. CLOSED. OPEN. the variable is assigned to a process item. starting of event programmes. if necessary.g.Visualisation symbol variables With symbol variables. Siemens instabus EIB 1-19 . inserting them into the image at the desired position.

14 Image Display and Image Updating The completed dynamic images stored in the project library can then be displayed and updated on the screen of the Visualisation station in various types: ? ? you can define which “start-up image” shall be displayed on the screen after booting the PC. After the initial update of a screen it will be cyclically updated every 30 seconds for the duration of its display. 30 seconds. The display building time of a static image is approximately 2 seconds. simple line drawings of ground plans. This process may take several seconds up to approx. s/he may define from which priority level on an event will trigger the display of a new screen. More complex images take longer to build the display than e. If images are automatically displayed by process events.g. The time interval depends on the number of image variables contained in the image currently displayed (a max. ? ? by selecting a screen switching variable in a current displayed image the user may trigger the display of the corresponding image. This time period depends on the contents of the image and the graphics type. Pixel graphics generally have a shorter display building time than vector graphics.General Visualisation 1. ? ? the automatic display of images by process events may be released. of 256 variables per image is possible) and on whether the current process information is available in the Visualisation software or whether it has to be scanned from the sensor or actuator first. If events messages of process items – contained in the currently displayed screen – are received. Afterwards all dynamic image elements (image variables) are updated. If the user does not want each event to trigger the display of a new screen. 1-20 Siemens instabus EIB . an event received by the Visualisation station automatically triggers the display of the image defined in the process item. they will be updated immediately. ? ? the user may select the image to be displayed from a list box.

It may contain information on the steps to be taken by the operator concerning. note This printer must be configured as standard printer.g. Additionally. Additionally. Information for one event requires at least one printed line (80 characters). can be printed out (up to 4 lines). Siemens instabus EIB 1-21 . the plain-text identification of the corresponding process item.15 Printing out Logs and Event Messages A colour printer on which a dump of the currently displayed screen may be printed out can be connected to the parallel interface. who is to be informed and which measures are to be taken to control the situation. this printer can be used for overviews and parameter logs concerning the process items and processing functions managed by the system. optionally projected. e.Visualisation 1. Following the event information a hint text. the operator may switch from the image window to a full-screen event window displaying the current event information including hint texts. All the changes of states of the process items whose event logging have been released will be logged on these printers. or whether the alarm or malfunction no longer exists. Additional printers for the event-information printout can be connected. The two most recent events are always displayed on the screen in the bottom lines. the new state or value together with the indication whether it is an incoming alarm or malfunction. It contains the date and time.

For reasons of software protection all versions are delivered with a special dongle for the corresponding version. midi and maxi versions do not differ in their functionality. e.General Visualisation 1. for training purposes in training locations or for the use in smaller buildings.16 Available Versions For order and delivery we differentiate between: ? ? the base version with basic functions and ? ? the optional additional functions. 1-22 Siemens instabus EIB .g. These limitations were introduced to be able to offer the Visualisation software at different price levels. ? ? projection version ? ? network compatible version ? ? redundancy version The mini. The mini and midi versions can only manage a limited number of process items (100 or 500). Further we differentiate between the ? ? mini version (limited to 100 process items) ? ? midi version (limited to 500 process items) ? ? maxi version (no limitation of the number of process items).

? ? general counters ? ? consumption statistics Siemens instabus EIB 1-23 . ? ? redundant Visualisation stations. ? ? event monitoring with interface to MS-EXCEL. ? ? scheduler programme. ? ? event programmes. ? ? remote monitoring and remote control.17 Additional Functions In addition to the display of updated images and to the logging of event messages a variety of additional functions for the Visualisation software are offered. ? ? logic operations and arithmetic calculations.Visualisation 1. They are: ? ? dropout monitoring of all bus devices. ? ? overlay and recording of images of video cameras. ? ? historical value monitoring with diagram representation.

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this information can be entered in the „EIBTool” programme. these objects do not generate telegrams by themselves but must be “read out” cyclically by a read request of the Visualisation.1 Notes on Status Recording with the Visualisation general The states of an instabus EIB installation to be recorded are sensed by the Visualisation by „listening” to the bus telegrams. The dialogue box “Define Status Applications” will be displayed by the “Services” ? “Status applications” menu item: status objects Siemens instabus EIB 2-1 . In some bus devices there is the possibility not only to perform. Therefore an increasing number of applications have their own „status objects” in which the current control state is represented. but also to start timers which trigger switching commands via a delay or via logic operations with other states. a switching command.Visualisation 2 Notes on the Visualisation 2. In order to let the Visualisation know which objects are to be read out from which applications. for example. However.

Information on already existing group addresses will not be changed during this process. commentary group addresses Group address n/m 10/1270 (for a two-level display in the visualisation) Group address n/m/o 10/4/246 (for a three-level display in the visualisation) data type attributes As in the manual for EIB 0 to 15.e. definitions of the user can be transparently connected with the ETS information. 0 R W C group readable group writeable group is cyclically read (has to be set by the user) 2-2 Siemens instabus EIB .TXT If the PPEIBO finds a new device (mask >0x200 or programme style !=0) while importing ETS2. The group addresses of the devices will be added to the information gained that way. This way. attributes. the cumulated information will be written back into the ADDGRPS. After all applications have been entered. i. The data is taken over via the “Add” button. The data entered will now be active. the version number and the object number of the object should be entered which is to be read out cyclically by the Visualisation. close the “Define Status Applications” dialogue box via “OK” and generate the system files via “Services” ? “Create system files”.TXT Group address=data type. After importing. the Visualisation will read out cyclically the corresponding object from all bus devices which are using one of the indicated applications. Structure of the ADDGRPS.Visualisation Now the manufacturer of the application is to be selected and the application number. Description of ADDGRPS.txt file will probably be read in. an already existing ADDGRPS.TXT.

setting: read . RWC . Thus.setting: internal visualisation address Example The content of the ADDGRPS. these will be lost through the new settings in the new settings in the ADDGRPS. Also. R =0. REMGRPS.setting: read . The list will only be supplemented with one new group address when being read in again.Visualisation Commentary User text which comprises 64 sign maximally. R =8. Old values will not be changed.TXT Siemens instabus EIB 2-3 . attributes.TXT. Description of REMGRPS. it will not be displayed as a commentary field for the group address in the visualisation as it is the case with the ETS Commentaries Example of a ADDGRPS. changes of features by the projector are still possible after the ETS importation. RW =0. In case there are existing pieces of group information from standard appliances. The entered group addresses will not be taken over into the data basis of the visualisation. write . RWC =7.TXT It writes a group address entry pro line as it does with the ADDGRP. RWC =0.setting: read .TXT.TXT will be used for generating system files.setting: read . These features can only be changed manually. write . generated by the projector This file will be read by the system while generating the system files after processing the ADDGRP.setting: read cyclically .TXT: Optional file.TXT file: (group address=data type. possible commentaries) 0/1 0/2 0/3 0/4 0/5 0/6 0/7 0/8 0/9 1/1 15/12 edit =0. R =0.setting: read cyclically.TXT and is not related to any ETS commentaries. RC =0. R =8.setting: read cyclically.setting: read cyclically.setting: read . RWC =0. write .setting: read write . It serves the commentary on user actions regarding the file ADDGRPS. R =8.

status display The type of status update after the output of a switching command or control command is selected in the “Systemconfig.” programme: 2-4 Siemens instabus EIB .2 Notes on Command Output with the Visualisation general If the Visualisation is used not only for the display of states. the group addresses are transmitted in the same sequence as they have been entered in the process item. 2.Visualisation status group address In the process item for this information the same group address has to be projected which has been entered in the corresponding status object as a “sending” group address. Note: To make the bus device answer a read request the reading flag must be set in the status object. it is always the group address which has been defined as sending (SE) in the process item which is transmitted for the output of switching or control commands. but also for the output of switching and control commands. If more than one group address has been set to “sending”. the following items are to be considered: command output If the same process item is used for status display and switching or control command output.

no mirror.Visualisation EIB parameters In the “EIB parameters” topic the following subtopics are used to set the parameters: driver write mode If the group addresses assigned to the process item are marked as “readable”. Thus it makes certain that the process item represents the real value from the corresponding bus device and not the set value of the output variable. the new status is read back by a read request to the “readable” group address of the bus device in question. read back new status Siemens instabus EIB 2-5 . Then this status is given to the process item. reread: After a switching or control command has been sent. the method of updating the new status can be selected. after a switching or control command has been sent: ?? Write.

the method of updating the new status can be selected after a switching or control command has been sent: ?? Mirror none readable groups: mirror status After a control or switching command has been sent. mirror. The actual value of the bus device is not read back. the status or value is directly mirrored into the process item. reread: mirror new state and read back The new state or value of the process item is both mirrored directly from the switching or control command and read back from the corresponding bus device. i. the process item does not display the current value! Mirror none readable group addresses Note: If “non-readable” group addresses are used in the process item.e.. mirror.Visualisation ?? Write. ?? Not mirror none readable groups: The new status or value is not mirrored into the process item after a switching or control command has been put out. Default setting mirror groups Write. no reread: mirror new state After a switching or control command has been sent. the state or value output is directly mirrored into the process item. do not mirror the status Default setting 2-6 Siemens instabus EIB . mirror. ?? Write. reread If the group addresses assigned to a process item are marked as “non-readable”.. the “Mirror .” setting must be used.

“unknown” group addresses are not transmitted. it must be made certain that these group addresses are not unintentionally used later in the bus system. and the parameter “Write to unknown group addresses” is set to “yes”. These group addresses can be used to start event programmes manually (via an output variable) or to link more than 15 group addresses with an OR function (see Chapter 5 “Define Process Items”). write yes: “unknown” group addresses are transmitted like normal group addresses (if they are set to “sending” in the process item). and are therefore not used in the bus system.Visualisation write to unknown group addresses While defining process items you can define group addresses manually which have not been read in from the bus devices or the ETS project. even if they have been set to “sending”. It is. because they cannot be used in the bus system. however. Siemens instabus EIB 2-7 . Therefore it is useful to define such group addresses in the main groups 14 and 15. required for the Visualisation to send these “unknown” group addresses. do not write no: Attention: If “unknown” group addresses have been defined to realise internal functions of the Visualisation.

i.Visualisation 2. Thus this group address becomes a “readable” group address and the Visualisation knows which object in which bus device must be read out for the update of the process item. When the Visualisation is restarted. the states of all bus devices are read step by step. because as response telegram a normal telegram is generated by the bus device with the group address set to “sending” as the target address! attention 2-8 Siemens instabus EIB . if the processing rule “Equate” is valid! In the objects on the bus devices a central group address or a group address used by multiple bus devices may never be used as a sending group address. it must “request” the current states from the bus devices. after power breakdown. e. note If multiple group addresses have been assigned to the process item.e. This means the process item always takes over the status of the “readable” group address last in the list. “Requesting” the actual states is done automatically after the start-up of the Visualisation.3 Notes on the Start-Up Performance of the Visualisation general start-up The Visualisation gets its information from the bus devices by “monitoring” the appropriate telegrams on the bus. updating “sending” group addresses For that purpose the “reading” flag must have been set in the appropriate object of the bus device and the group address entered in the process item must have been set in the object as a “sending” group address (not enclosed in brackets).g. Otherwise they are only updated in the Visualisation after a corresponding telegram on the bus. the states of the “readable” group addresses are read out in the according sequence and assigned to the process item.

Visualisation 2. the application 01610104 or a greater one should always be used. In this object the “reading” flag is set by default. the object #3 in which the current status is represented by an 8 bit value. This application offers. Via these status objects the result of the logic operation can be recorded (see descriptions of the applications). If binary outputs in which logic operations have been projected are to be visualised. dimming object and value-setting objects. the group address for the local control of this object) as “sending”.e. in addition to the switching. binary output temperature sensor Siemens instabus EIB 2-9 .4 Notes on ETS Project Planning general If you use ETS (= EIBTOOL SOFTWARE) for the project planning of an installation bus containing the Visualisation or if the Visualisation is to be added later. because this application sends the current temperature cyclically as a 2-byte value via its own object. the application #01210502 must be used for the UP 250 temperature sensor. Therefore it is required to set the “reading” flag in the appropriate objects (usually the actuators) and define the “local” group address (i. the appropriate process items are updated by reading the object states in the bus devices. irrespective of whether this value has been set by switching. you should also pay attention to the fact that applications with their own status objects are to be used. dimming or value setting. If the actual temperature is to be recorded by the Visualisation. S/D actuator If switching/dimming actuators are included in the Visualisation. the following items should already be taken into account in the planning phase of the installation bus: “sending” group addresses During the start-up of the Visualisation and when switching or control commands are being sent.

) 35 mm high 70 mm 3 TE The connection between the PC’s serial interface and the RS232 interface is established via a commercial serial interface cable: Pin as s ig n m e n t 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 S ub D s o c k e ts 9-p o le w ire d 1:1 S ub D p in s 9-p o le PC CO M 1/2 bus R S 232 8 3 2 S ub D 20 s o c k e ts 7 25-p o le 6 4 5 22 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 S ub D p in s 9-p o le 2-10 Siemens instabus EIB . The following RS232 interfaces are available: RS232 N 5WG1 148-1AB02 Programming LED SIEMENS 5 W G1 14 8 1A B02 ins tabus EIB RS232 UP 5WG1 148-2AB11 Labelling field Sub D sockets 9-pole Learn key Sub D sockets 9-pole R S 232 70 mm Strain relief for round cable (ø 8 mm max.Visualisation 2.5 Connecting the Visualisation to the Bus System The Visualisation or the PC the Visualisation is installed on is connected to the instabus EIB via an RS232 interface.

If the bus system consists of one line only. However. line 1 one line RS 232 dev 1 dev 63 visualisation multiple lines If the bus system consists of multiple lines.6 Location Inside the Bus System general The Visualisation can principally be connected to any point inside the bus system. it is useful to connect the Visualisation to the main line to make easy access to all lines possible: main line R S 232 LC 1 LC 12 visualisation dev 1 dev 1 dev 64 line 1 dev 64 line 12 Siemens instabus EIB 2-11 .Visualisation 2. the Visualisation is connected to the bus system at this line via an RS232 interface. for good bus performance – especially with more extensive bus systems – it is recommended to use the suggested bus locations.

Visualisation multiple zones If multiple zones are used. the Visualisation should be connected to the zone line. Thus it makes certain that the information from the individual zones and lines can reach the Visualisation via the easiest way. zone line R S 232 ZC 1 visualisation main line LC 1 dev 1 LC 12 dev 1 line 1 dev 64 line 12 dev 64 ZC = zone coupler LC = line coupler dev = device 2-12 Siemens instabus EIB .

Visualisation 2. the performance of the couplers has to be considered: Each of the line/zone couplers has a filter table containing information on whether a global telegram is needed in its line (its zone) or a local telegram is also needed outside its line (its zone). and so this information is missing. coupler filter table description Siemens instabus EIB 2-13 . or if the Visualisation is to generate commands for bus devices on other lines or zones. Therefore there are two possibilities to prepare the couplers for the application of the ETS: Release filter table The features of the filter table of each coupler can be selected via the parameter list: Direction primary line ? secondary line: lock (no telegrams are redirected) release (all telegrams are redirected) normal (filter table determines whether a telegram is redirected or not) Direction secondary line ? primary line : lock (no telegrams are redirected) release (all telegrams are redirected) normal (filter table determines whether a telegram is redirected or not) telegram course First the exact route of each telegram to be received from or to be sent to the bus device by the Visualisation must be considered. However.7 Line and Zone Overlapping Telegrams general If line or zone overlapping information is to be evaluated by the Visualisation. This filter table is generated by the ETS based on the project planning. the Visualisation itself is not taken into consideration by the ETS.

g. because they can hold several group addresses. or sending to. It is not necessary to put these devices into operation! If none of these possibilities has been realised. the filter tables of all couplers in question must be reloaded. Releasing the filter tables in the appropriate direction redirects all telegrams. for example. note description dummy devices load filter table new note 2-14 Siemens instabus EIB .Visualisation parameterise couplers Afterwards the filter tables for the corresponding direction are to be released by the ETS in the couplers concerned. it may happen that telegrams needed for status display in the Visualisation are not redirected to the line the Visualisation is connected to. The dummy devices are only required by the Visualisation while the filter tables are generated. Therefore this possibility is recommended only for installations where no overloading of individual lines is to be expected. Correct filter table via dummy devices In order to enable the ETS to consider the Visualisation during generation of the filter tables on the line where the Visualisation accesses the bus. 4-way switches or 4-way binary outputs would be suitable. or a command telegram of the Visualisation is not redirected to the line the addressed actuator is connected to. and the programme must be reloaded. “dummy devices” are to be projected. must be entered. In these dummy devices all group addresses the Visualisation is receiving from. when the filter table is released. This may affect the bus performance in a negative way in more extensive installations. As dummy devices e. The objects should only have the communication flag and the write flag set. After the project has been expanded by the dummy devices with the help of the ETS.

please first refer to the readme. ? ? Select menu item <Run>.wri.Visualisation 3 Preparation 3.wri file on installation disk 1. All other files are compressed and cannot run directly. For this purpose start the Windows file manager. This programme installs the Visualisation instabus programme on your computer so that it is ready to run. First select the national language in which the Visualisation instabus is to be installed on your computer: attention read readme.EXE : ? ? Insert disk 1 into your disk drive.1 Installation of the Visualisation general The installation programme of Visualisation instabus is located in the root directory of the Visualisation instabus disk 1. ? ? enter the following: if the disk is in drive A: A:\SETUP if the disk is in drive B: B:\SETUP Press the “OK” button or press the enter key. switch to drive A: (or B:) and double click on the file named readme. Installation with SETUP.wri installation language Siemens instabus EIB 3-1 . ? ? Open the <File> menu of the programme manager. If an old version of Visualisation instabus already exists on your computer.

3-2 Siemens instabus EIB . Default is C:\VISUALIS. Confirm your entry with the “Continue” button.Visualisation directory Enter the drive and directory in which Visualisation instabus is to be installed in the next dialogue box. note name. In the next dialogue box enter the name and company Visualisation instabus is to be licensed to. confirmation In the following dialogue box you may continue the installation with the “Continue” button or correct your entries with the “Change” button. company The following two dialogue boxes only appear during the first installation of the programme.

note insert disk During installation you are asked to successivly insert the disks of Visualisation instabus.Visualisation language selection In the following dialogue the languages to be installed can be defined. Normally this is your national language. The number of available languages may change in future versions. Up to five languages may be defined. which can be switched during runtime via the system menu. read info file The info file contains important news and notes. Siemens instabus EIB 3-3 .

programme group During installation a new programme group Visualisation instabus is generated. This interface must not be used for data transmission programmes as long as the dongle is plugged in. Windows will now be restarted. You can now work with Visualisation instabus. confirm the displayed dialogue box with button “Restart Windows”.Visualisation restart When Visualisation instabus has been installed successfully. dongle Attention: before Visualisation instabus is started the dongle delivered with the software must be plugged into a parallel printer interface. 3-4 Siemens instabus EIB .

8 characters. Confirm the displayed “Initialisation failure” message with “OK”. Now the new project can be accessed by the “SYSTEM” user (i.2 Generating a new Project call the visualisation software Call the Visualisation software by double clicking on the icon: new project Select menu item “Project” ? “New project”. project name Enter the name of the new project under Project Name (max. Siemens instabus EIB 3-5 .Visualisation 3.e. project access Confirm the dialogue box “Project Access” with “OK”. no special characters) and confirm with “OK”. all functions are available).

Insert the project disk into drive A:. When the whole project is imported. “Import” starts the reading in of the project.3 Importing a Project from Disk general import project You can import all project data from disk any project of the Visualisation. Select menu item “Project” ? “Import project”. Attention: If the project selected under “Import to project” is not empty. a new project with the same name as the project to be imported will be generated. Select the desired source project and the desired project the project data are to be imported to from disk under “Import to project”.Visualisation 3. press the “Read contents” button: the project names of the disk projects are displayed. If “Automatic” is selected. confirm the “Initialisation failure” message with “OK”. already existing data in this project is written over when data from the disk is imported! 3-6 Siemens instabus EIB .

the project which uses this data must already have been generated by the Visualisation programme via the menu item “Project” ? “New project”.Visualisation 4 Taking Over Bus Device Data 4. There are two alternatives to make these group addresses available to the Visualisation: ?? Read out the devices connected to the bus system and thus use the current status of the installation to be visualised as a basis for the definition of the process items. because the data read in is stored as project related! Exit the Visualisation programme via: “Picture” ? “Close picture” “Project” ? “Close project” “Project” ? “Exit programme” methods the EIBTOOL programme attention Siemens instabus EIB 4-1 .1 Read In Bus Device Data – General general So-called process item defined by the planner are assigned to image variables. Reading in of the bus device data is performed using the EIBTOOL programme which is also included – besides the actual Visualisation programme – in the Visualisation instabus programme group. or ?? Take over the existing project from the data base generated by the planning programme part of the ETS (EIBTool Software) into the Visualisation. These process items in turn are assigned to group addresses the process item is to receive or transmit. Thus all commentaries entered for the devices and all group addresses are also available. Before starting the EIBTOOL programme for reading in bus device data.

4. To do this. if the data cannot be taken over from the ETS (EIBTool Software) : To do this. connect the interface cable to the PC (COM1 or COM2) and to the RS 232 interface of the bus (N148 or UP148).2 Read In Bus Device Data – from Bus Devices general If the instabus EIB installation is already in operation the bus device data can be read directly from the individual bus devices. the connection to the bus has to be established. establish bus connection 4-2 Siemens instabus EIB .Visualisation starting EIBTOOL Start the EIBTOOL programme: select project After the programme has been started you may select the project in which the data are to be used: Mark appropriate project and confirm with “OK”.

If necessary the setting in the system configuration has to be verified and corrected (ref. If the interface has been opened successfully. there is no connection to the bus. attention While reading in the bus device data. If this is not the case. Select the COM1 or COM2 PC interface used. to Chapter 8 “Other Functions”: “Simulation of the Visualisation”). Siemens instabus EIB 4-3 . The physical address of the RS232 interface used (bus coupler) has also to be defined.Visualisation The interface parameters are set by using the menu item “Interface” ? “Parameters”. In conjunction with future versions of instabus devices the “Password” field shall facilitate a real protection against unauthorised access. it will be indicated by a corresponding message. Via menu item “Interface” ? “open” the connection between bus and PC is established. the EIB simulation mode must be switched off. The entry of the physical address serves as an access key. if necessary. Check the physical address of the RS 232 interface.

. The scan can be monitored on the screen by displaying the physical addresses found........ scan current line again ESC .. Note: (ETS 1 12 lines ETS 2 15 lines) The entered data is incorporated via “OK”............... The following keys can be used to control the scan: N ..... check mark in front of menu item “Interface” ? “open”).................... Note: At this moment the connection to the bus should have already been established (i.. next line R... stop scanning scan for devices / via couplers With “Services” ? “Device” ? “Scan via couplers” only lines with existing couplers are scanned..... scan for devices / direct With the menu item “Services” ? “Device” ? “Scan direct” all the lines specified are scanned for existing bus devices (device 0 up to 255) and the result is stored.e............Visualisation define scan range In the menu item “Services” ? “Device” ? “Setup scan range” the appropriate lines of all zones to be scanned for bus devices are defined............... 4-4 Siemens instabus EIB ............................

By marking “known” devices and pressing the “–>“ button or “unknown” devices and pressing the “<–“ button. Siemens instabus EIB 4-5 . Note: the left list is also used for monitoring the bus devices (see also chapter 11). known devices can be declared as unknown and vice versa.Visualisation device list With menu item “Services” ? “Device” ? “Edit list” a device list containing all devices of the scanned lines is displayed: edit device list After entering zone and line and pressing the “Read” button all device numbers found are indicated in the left list and all missing device numbers are indicated in the right list.. Note: the list on the left side (known devices) is the basis for reading out the data of the devices and generation of the system files. Changes have to be stored with the “Write” button.

.... previously read data will not be erased............ stop reading out 4-6 Siemens instabus EIB ..... read current device again ESC ... To read out one individual device later............ However..... However.....Visualisation read out device data read device list There are 3 methods of reading out the contents of the devices: The menu item “Services” ? “Device” ? “Read device list” starts the reading of group addresses... The menu item “Services” ? “Device” ? “Read additional device list” starts the reading of group addresses using the device list.g.... e......... the following keys can be used for control: N . By no means may the device list be generated anew by “Services” ? “Device” ? “Scan direct”! read additional device list read single device If reading via “Read device list”............ All previously read data will be erased.... “Read additional list” or “Read single device”. next device R................. using the device list........ because it has been added..... this device must first be manually declared as known in the device list (“Services” ? “Device” ? “Edit list”)........... it is possible to define the physical address and read it out via the “OK” button with the menu item “Services” ? “Device” ? “Read single device”..

Siemens instabus EIB 4-7 . the read-out procedure for this device can be restarted via the “R” key. If no progress is visible. group data and system files is started via the menu item “Services” ? “Create system files”. Note : Reading out the group addresses takes some time. The generation of raw data.Visualisation The read-out procedure can be monitored on the screen by “dots” indicating the progress. generate system files After all devices have been read out (from the list or individually) the system files have to be generated. Attention : After bus device data has been read out additionally or anew. the function “Services” ? “Create system files” must be carried out. Note : The generation of the system files takes some time.

DBS data base). 4.bat” file.. Note: Not relevant for ETS 2! If the ETS is installed on the C: drive.bat” Setting of group address on two levels (SYSTEMCONFIG) Switching over to the ETS 1. The Visualisation cannot access “Imported projects” (PRJUSER.. must exist in the “autoexec....bat” file.bat 4-8 Siemens instabus EIB ..C:\ETS.xx Note : The Visualisation software has only access to project data generated by the planning programme part of the ETS or data available as “Local project” in the Start-up programming part of the ETS (EIBUSER.. ETS 1.xx project access autoexec... the entry: PATH=..Visualisation exit program Now the reading in of the bus devices is completed and the EIBTOOL programme can be exited via “File”? “Exit program”.DBS data base)! The Visualisation detects on which drive the ETS is installed by the “path” entry in the “autoexec...... The following settings are to be paid attention to! (see chapter 19/20) Path-entry in the “autoexec.3 Read In Bus Device Data – from the ETS Data Base general The second possibility to read bus device data for the Visualisation works directly with the data base generated by the EIBTool Software (ETS)..xx ETS 2..xx in the (SYSTEMCONFIG) The following settings in the SYSTEMCONFIG are to be paid attention to! (see chapter 19/20) Path entry Set the group addresses. select 2 or 3 columns Switch to ETS 2.

Visualisation If this entry does not exist..C:\ETS ?? Store the modification via “File” ? “Save” and close the editor windows..DBS” is displayed. it must be added: ?? Exit the “EIBTOOL” programme via “File” ? “Exit programme”.. ?? Afterwards perform a “warm boot” or a “reset” to activate the changes in the PC. ?? Search the “PATH=“.. ?? Now the “EIBTOOL” programme in the “Visualisation instabus” programme group can be called again...exe” file in the c:\windows\system directory. ?? Exit WINDOWS.. Select the project whose data you need in your Visualisation and confirm with “OK”... entry in the “AUTOEXEC.. Siemens instabus EIB 4-9 ....BAT” editor window displayed ?? and add the following entry to the end of the line: PATH=.. ETS project selection With the menu item “ETS” ? ?“Project selection” the selection dialogue box listing all existing ETS projects contained in the “EIBUSER.... ?? Call the “sysedit. ?? Start the file manager in the “Main group” programme group...

via the “ETS” menu.). All the relevant data the Visualisation needs are directly taken over from the planned bus devices of the ETS data base. If a bus device is selected in the Visualisation. read device texts read device data 4-10 Siemens instabus EIB . It is also possible to read only the group texts and device texts from the ETS data base and read out the actual device data directly from the bus devices on site (see 4. . Reading in group texts or device texts is optional but recommended to make the planning of the Visualisation easier. are read in.2). the complete project can be read in with all data. the related commentary is displayed automatically.. the following data types which can be read in: ?? read group texts ?? read device texts ?? read device data read group texts The commentaries entered in ETS for the planned group addresses are read in.Visualisation data types After the desired ETS project has been selected you can choose. If a group address is selected in the Visualisation.. Note : Reading in the device data is mandatory. The resulting data is similar to the data received via the first method – the reading in of the device data directly from the bus devices. the related commentary is displayed automatically. In addition. The commentaries entered via ETS for the devices (location.

group data and system files is started via menu item “Services” ? “Create system files”. Note : The generation of the system files takes some time. Attention : When the ETS project has been read out anew owing to expansions or modifications. During reading in of the ETS device data.Visualisation read data note Selecting the desired menu item starts the according action. the function “Services” ? “Create system files” has to be also be performed anew. The generation of raw data. After the desired data has been read out. note generate system files Possibly projected “dummy devices” must first be removed from the device list. all devices projected in the ETS will be included in the device list. the system files have to be generated. Siemens instabus EIB 4-11 .

from which bus device and object it can be read. if so. the “Write” programme). e. This text file can be displayed with any common editor (e. Additionally it is noted whether a group address can be read out from more than one object (the group address is defined as “transmitting” address in multiple objects and the reading flag is set).Visualisation exit program Now the reading in of the bus devices is completed and the EIBTOOL programme can be exited via “File”? “Exit program”.g. It is stored in the “visualis” directory and the according project subdirectory in the “EIB” subdirectory.4 Verification of the Bus Device Data general The “Create system files” function also generates a text file named “grps. In this file all group addresses which have been read in are listed together with a note whether the group address is “readable” and. c:\visualis\project1\eib\grps.log “grps.log”.log” file 4-12 Siemens instabus EIB .g. 4.

i. this group address can be read out from more than one object of the bus devices. the operating mode “switch.. read-back” cannot be used for the output of control commands to indicate the current state of the actuator (see Section “Notes on Command Output with the Visualisation” in Chapter 2).”. Note : In order to use the whole variety of functions of the Visualisation. the group address is not received by any actuator. Additionally. the status is read only from the object or device which is indicated in the group address.. in each process item one “readable” group address must be defined (except with central functions). answering!”. answering group address readable group address not received If the group address is indicated with the comment “Not received by any device”. Which group address is to be readable must be considered and defined during the planning of the installation (see Section “Notes on ETS Project Planning” in Chapter 2)! more than 1 dev. If the group address is indicated only with the comment “Answered by dev:. If group addresses are indicated with the comment “More than 1 dev. the group address is “readable” in one device..Visualisation group address not readable If group addresses are displayed together with the comment “not readable”. Siemens instabus EIB 4-13 . the group address is entered as a “transmitting” group address in multiple objects and the reading flag is also set. However.e. do not mirror. process items containing only this specific group address are not updated automatically during the start-up procedure (see Section “Notes on the Start-up Performance of the Visualisation” in Chapter 2).

4-14 Siemens instabus EIB ... the value of the group address is read from a defined status object. is read cyclically” is indicated... the value of the group address is read cyclically from a defined status object. is read logically” is indicated.Visualisation group address is read logically If the comment “Setting to log read” or “. group address is read cyclically If the comment “.

Define data types define data types For each type of information. Also the hint texts to be used are selected. Define texts define texts The following texts are available: ? ? units: for the automatic display of units with analogue values. Define process items define process items Now for any kind of information to be displayed a process item is to be defined. ? ? status texts: text used for the display of the current state („0”. ? ? hint texts : for the display of additional information.1 Structural Principles of Projection The planning of a Visualisation project is subdivided into the following items: 1. This process item accesses the data of the data type used. are preset. “Window shutter up/down”. e. 4. Additionally some special functions for process items can be activated.Visualisation Creating Project Data 5 Creating Project Data 5. “Lighting on/off”. when an alarm occurs. “Temperature”. Here the group addresses are entered which are to be received or transmitted. 3.g. 2. a data type is defined here which can be used by any number of process items. the units and status texts to be used. „1”).g. Read out bus device data read out bus device data The Visualisation is informed about the existing bus devices and the group addresses used. In a data type the type of information. e. Siemens instabus EIB 5-1 . and additional information.

With their help you can switch to other screens. display bus information or output commands and set values. 6. Schematic representation of the project planning: Units Status texts Parameters Data type Process item Hint texts Image variable 5-2 Siemens instabus EIB . Each image variable is assigned to a process item the information of which is to be displayed or to be output. Insert image variables The image variables have to be inserted on the static background.Creating Project Data 5. Draw static background pictures static background picture insert image variables Visualisation Now the static backgrounds must be determined.

Thus the icon is added to the already existing toolbox and can be worked with now. The according function or dialogue is called simply by clicking on the related icon.Visualisation Creating Project Data 5. To remove a function.2 Using the Toolbox description With the “Toolbox” function you can represent frequently needed functions and menus on the screen as icons. the appropriate icon inside the toolbox must be clicked on while keeping the shift key pressed. application All functions having an icon in their dialogue box can be inserted into the toolbox: insert function Click on the icon and move to the “TB” symbol holding the mouse key. The function will be removed from the toolbox remove function Siemens instabus EIB 5-3 . then release the mouse key (“drag and drop”). The toolbox can be displayed or hidden via “Picture” ? “Toolbox”.

128 common units have already been predefined. Open the desired project after the Visualisation has been started. define units Mark the appropriate line in the table. but you may also define your own units (#129 up to #255). All units needed for the Visualisation can now be defined via the “Process items”? “Units” menu item. e. The “Cancel” button cancels the function without taking over the data changed.3 Defining of Units general Some image variables require units allocated during data type definition.g. A list of the predefined unit texts can be found in chapter 20. for measured values.Creating Project Data Visualisation 5. With the “OK” button both the definitions will be taken over and the function may be closed. 5-4 Siemens instabus EIB . enter text (up to 7 characters) and click on the marked line with the mouse cursor or press enter.

switching states not as “0” or “1”. All the status texts needed for the Visualisation can now be defined via the “Process items”? “Status texts” menu item.g. define status texts Mark the appropriate line in the table.4 Defining of Status Texts general In order to display e. but as textual information. the text “OFF” for status 0 and “ON” for status 1. enter text (up to 15 characters) and click on the marked line with the mouse cursor. The list contains e. e. Siemens instabus EIB 5-5 . Lighting on/off. Open the desired project after the Visualisation had been started. 512 commonly used status texts have already been predefined.Visualisation Creating Project Data 5.g.g. but you can also define your own status texts (#513 up to #2047) A list of the predefined status texts can be found in chapter 20. status list Now these texts must be assigned to a status-list name using the “Process items” ? “Status lists” menu item. Such a status list is assigned to a name. so-called status texts can be defined.

g. enter 0 into the “Value” entry field and select the text to be displayed for the value 0 in the table “Available texts”. Attention : Before a new name for a list is entered. Thus the status texts assigned to the list are used for the appropriate data type. close dialogue 5-6 Siemens instabus EIB . Now mark the second line in the table “Current contents”. “ON” in the “Available texts” table.g. With the “Assign” button the entered values are taken over. enter 1 into the “Value” entry field and select e. 1 DOWN) In the “Defaults” section a value/text may be defined which is to be used if none of the states defined in the status list occurs. After all lists have been defined. edit status list First enter the name under which the definitions can be accessed into the “List” entry field. Window shutter: 0 UP. the dialogue box is closed by the “Close” button. the current setting must be stored via the “Save” button. The values entered are taken over into the marked line via the “Assign” button. The “Save” button stores the data and a new list can be edited (e.Creating Project Data Visualisation The name of this list is used when planning the data types. Mark the first line in the table “Current contents”.

e. The text is taken over into the list by the “Save” button. The converted value can then be used for display or further processing. enter text.Visualisation Creating Project Data 5. close dialogue 5. Mark the next list entry. The dialogue box is called via “Process items”? “Hint texts”: enter texts Mark the desired list entry (lower table) and enter the hint text into the upper table (up to 4 lines). These texts are assigned to the appropriate process item for the desired state. etc. The function defined by entering up to 20 pairs of values (process value and displayed value). If the process value lies between two defined points.g. in alarm messages.6 Defining of Conversion Functions general You can convert the value of a process item using a definable function via “Conversion functions”. the procedure is finished by pressing the “Close” button.5 Defining of Hint Texts general You have the possibility to display additional information for the operator. Siemens instabus EIB 5-7 . After all hint texts have been entered. an automatic interpolation will be performed.

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In the “Measurement values/Set commands/Counter” data type such a conversion function can be selected. It is used in all process items assigned to this data type.

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The function is called via “Process items”? “Conversion functions”. Now enter the first pair of values into the “Process value” and “Display value” entry fields. This pair of values is taken over into the table above by the “Add” button. Add further pairs of values and take them over via the “Add” button. The pairs of values will only be taken over, if the resulting function keeps rising or falling in all segments. The graph of the function made from your entries is displayed in the upper window.

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If a pair of values is to be corrected later, mark the pair of values in the table by double clicking it with the mouse. Enter the new value into the “Display value” entry field and press the “Add” button. If a pair of values is to be deleted from the table, mark the pair of values by double clicking and delete it from the table via the “Remove” button. After all pairs of values have been entered (up to 20), the conversion function can be saved under the name entered in the “Name” entry field by pressing the “Save” button.

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modify conversion function If an existing conversion function is to be modified, select the desired function from the “Name” list by double clicking. Now all pairs of values are listed in the table below; they can be modified as described above. delete conversion function If an existing conversion function is to be deleted, select the desired function from the “Name” list by double clicking and delete it via the “Delete” button. Note: If new conversion functions are defined or existing conversion functions are modified, the interface must afterwards be initialised anew via “Driver...”? “Initialise serial interface” to activate the changes.

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5.7 Defining of Data Types
description The data type defines the kind of data, the status texts and additional specific settings. The data types have been supplemented or extended. The previous data type “Analogue Values/Commands” have been renamed into “Measurement values/Set commands/Counter...”. The previous data type “Digital Values/Commands have been renamed into “System values...”. The data type “User defined counters..” have been supplemented. For the definition of the data type open pictures must be closed via “Pictures”? “Close picture”. Call the following dialogue box via “Process items”? “Data types”:

data types

The following data types are available: ?? Single-State Messages/Commands EIS types: 10 switch 70 direction of rotation of a motor (currently not used) 71 motor step (currently not used)

?? Multi-State Messages/Commands EIS types: 65000-8 x 1 bit 65001-1 x 8 bits 65002-n x m bits

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Creating Project Data ?? Measurement values/Set commands/Counter EIS types: 5001 temperature [°C] (e.g. temp. sensor UP250) 5002 difference of temperatures [K] 5003 temperature gradient [K/h] ....... 6001 light intensity relative [%] (e.g. S/D actuators) 6002 air humidity relative [%] 6003 wind direction [°] 10000-unsigned 16 bit counter 10001-sign 16 bit counter 11000-unsigned 32 bit counter 11001-sign 32 bit counter 8 bit counter sign and unsigned

without EIS-type: ?? System values EIS-types:

EIS-types:-30 time EIS-types:-40 date

?? User defined counters Mark the desired data type and select it via the “Execute” button.

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5.8 Single-State Messages/Commands
description They are used for the processing of binary states, e.g. ON/OFF, UP/DOWN. Select the menu item “Process items”? ”Data types” and choose the data type “Single-state messages/commands” under “Create or change data types”.

settings status text list EIBus data type (EIS type)

Define a name for the data type in the “Data subtype name“ entry field (e.g. “Lighting”). Select the desired status text list from the “Status text list” combo box. Here it is defined to which EIS type the data to be processed belongs. The following EIS types are supported by this data type: 10 switch (normal setting) 70 direction of rotation of a motor (currently not used) 71 motor step (currently not used)

type of contact

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Here the transmission of telegrams (i.e. command telegram) can generally be released or blocked for this data type. It may be useful for alarm messages to extend the status text to be logged for the “1” status (i.e. alarm) with the extension “coming” , if the status changes to “1”, or “going” if the status changes to “0”. Note: When “monitor come/go” is activated, only for the “1” status a picture or an event programme may be started in the process item. If a change of state of the related process item is to be acknowledged by the operator, this must be marked at the appropriate state (S=0 and/or S=1). The evaluation is performed via the “Event data base” option. For the indication of states via an internal audible signal or via additional hardware (sound card), the according state (S=0 and/or S=1) has to be marked. If the event in question is to be logged (see Section “Logging Event Messages” in Chapter 8) the appropriate state (S=0 and/or S=1) has to be marked. Here the priority of the event is set for logging (0...low, 7...high) (see Section “Logging Event Messages” in Chapter 8). So-called flags can be preset here. They can be processed and modified in event programmes (optional). The settings are taken over via the “Add” button. An existing definition of a data type can be deleted via the “Delete button”. Close the dialogue box via “OK”.

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5.9 Multi-State Messages/Commands
description They are used for the processing of configurable bit groups in an 8-bit field (byte). Select the menu item “Process items”? ”Data types” and choose the data type “Multi-state messages/commands” under “Create or change data types”.

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Define a name for the data type in the “Data subtype name“ entry field (e.g. “Temp. control”).

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Here it is defined to which EIS type the data to be processed belongs. The following EIS types are supported by this data type: 65000 8 x 1 status 65001 1 x 8 status 65002 n x m status

main parameters The configuration to follow depends on the EIS type selected: 8 x 1 status The bit field is subdivided into 8 individual 0/1 states. No further individual parameterisation is required.

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With this EIS type the transmission of telegrams (command telegram) can be released: If “Allow writing” is activated. The resulting structure is indicated by a coloured highlighting of the bit groups. 1 x 8 and n x m) shown above allow common settings: Siemens instabus EIB 5-15 . All EIS types (8 x 1. a set value can be transmitted to the device. If this data type has been selected.Visualisation 1 x 8 status Creating Project Data The bit field is regarded as an 8 bit value. Its length is defined by typing in the appropriate number of bits. The bit field can be subdivided into any bit groups you want. When the button is pressed a dialogue for the setting of the bit groups is displayed: allow writing n x m status configure bit groups The definition of the bit groups starts at the least significant bit (20). OK common settings Takes over the bit groups configured. the “Configure bit groups” button is released. The starting bit for the following bit group is calculated automatically.

g.. The question mark (“?”) indicates the set value with inconsistent data (e.. If a change of state is to be logged. Here the priority of the event to be logged is set (0. By double clicking on the desired field or by marking and pressing the “Change” button the dialogue for setting the bit group parameters is displayed: status text list Select the desired state text list from the “Status text list” combo box. This list shows the individual bit fields (8 with 8 x 1 status. 7. see below).. They can be processed and modified in the event-programme option. 1 with 1 x 8 status. individual number with n x m status). “Log events” must be marked. If “Collection type” is activated.Creating Project Data user flags bit fields Visualisation So-called flags can be preset here..low.high) (see “Logging Event Messages” in Chapter 8). 1 x 8 bits or bit groups with collection type). priority log events collection type 5-16 Siemens instabus EIB .g. the bit field is interpreted as a value (range according to the field length). The states according to the state text list and the related values are displayed in the right window. This function can only be activated with bit fields >> 1 bit. Then logging is performed at every change of state with 1-bit fields and at every change of the value of bit groups (e.. all bits 0 with EIS type 1 x 8 and no collection type selected.

Visualisation no collection type Creating Project Data If “Collection type” is not activated. otherwise the field is considered as inconsistent. Siemens instabus EIB 5-17 . the positions of the bits in the bit field is evaluated. In this case exactly one bit must be set in the field. For the definition of the status text lists the individual bit positions in the field refer to the following values: bit position 0 1 “ 1 2 “ 2 4 “ 3 8 “ 4 16 “ 5 32 “ 6 64 “ 7 128 Each bit field starts with bit position 0 and value 1.

....... Select menu item “Process items”? ”Data types” and choose the data type “Measurement Values/Set Commands /Counters” under “Create or change data types”.. the following status values can be defined in the status text lists (see “Definition of Status Texts”): -2 ...... “Temperature”)... text for “Normal status” 1 .....Creating Project Data Visualisation 5..... text for “Alarm limit high” 5-18 Siemens instabus EIB ......g.......... text for “Warning limit low” 0 .... text for “Alarm limit low” -1 .. text for “Warning limit high” 2 ........ settings status text list Define a name for the data type in the “Data subtype name“ entry field (e.10 Measurement Values/Set Commands/Counters description This data type is used to record analogue information...... In order to use status text lists for the alarm conditions.............

e. Other settings are currently being developed.g. [K] 5003 temperature gradient [K/h] 5004 light intensity [lux] 5005 wind velocity [m/s] 5006 air pressure [Pa] 5010 time difference [s] 5011 time difference [ms] 5020 voltage [mV] 5021 current [mA] 6001 light intensity relative [%] 6002 rel. to which EIS type the data to be processed belongs. The following EIS types are supported by this data type: 5001 temperature [°C] 5002 difference of temp.2 Here the transmission of telegrams (i. command telegram) can generally be released or blocked for this data type. in a text variable or in the message window the number of fractional digits defined is used. with fixed limits number of fractional digits allow switching command Siemens instabus EIB 5-19 . For the display of the value e. air humidity [%] (without EIS type) counter value 8 bit sign (without EIS type) counter value 8 bit unsigned 6003 wind direction [°] 10000-counter value 16 Bit sign 10001-counter value 16 Bit unsigned 11000-counter value 32 Bit sign 11001-counter value 32 Bit unsigned The limits set are absolute values.1.Visualisation EIBus data type (EIS type) Creating Project Data Here it is defined. measuring val. Useful settings: 0.

Wl: warning low. 7. The actual process value can be converted for display via a conversion function.. in a text variable or in the message window. Wl: warning low) has to be marked. They can be processed and modified in the event-programme option. the user’s own units can be defined under “Process items”? “Units” (see “Definition of Units”). The evaluation is performed via the “Event data base” option. So-called flags can be preset here.Creating Project Data acknowledge event Visualisation If a message triggered because the value is below or above an allowed alarm or warning limit is to be acknowledged by the operator. If the desired unit is not available from the already predefined units. or warnings.low..g. give acoustic signal logging of events priority unit conv.. A hysteresis for the alarming or warning levels may be entered here.. Here the values for triggering the according alarms. the according box (Al: alarm low. the appropriate box (Al: alarm low. For the indication of states via an internal audible signal or via an additional hardware (sound card).) has to be checked..) has to be marked... If the alarm or warning state is to be logged. the according box (Al: alarm low. A function for the current data type can be selected from this list.high) (see “Logging Event Messages” in Chapter 8).. are to be defined. The unit entered here is used for the display of the value e. Wl: warning low. function alarm/warning limits low/high hysteresis user flags 5-20 Siemens instabus EIB . Here the priority of the event to be logged is set (0.. Here all the conversion functions defined under “Process items”? “Conversion functions” are available (see “Definition of Conversion Functions”).

Select the data type “System values” via “Create or change data types” in the menu item “Process items”? ”data types”. text variables) in the Visualisation.Visualisation save delete print cancel OK Creating Project Data The settings are taken over via the “Save” button. Will print the data item displayed. if necessary. DCF 77 The time signal DCF 77 is received by a device suitable for EIB and sends to the bus. Close the dialogue box via “OK”. Siemens instabus EIB 5-21 . 5. settings Enter the name of the data subtype (e. With “Cancel” the changes will be ineffective. At the same time the internal PC-clock as well as the date will be set. They cannot be generated in the Visualisation or be sent on the bus. These values can only read and displayed by the bus. An existing definition of a data type can be deleted via the “Delete button”. This data type serves the purpose of displaying time and date (e.g.g.11 System Values description This data type is used for receiving and representing information in a 3 Byte telegram. date or time) via “Data subtype name:”.

With “Save” the settings will be taken over.the following dialogue will appear. 40date. Will print the data item displayed.Creating Project Data display Visualisation Displaying time and date in a separate variable is not mandatory because they are automatically shown in the Visualisation.” and double clicking the line or clicking the “Enter“ button . Here it will be determined which EIB type the processed data belongs to. With “OK” you leave the dialogue.12 User Defined Counters After selecting the item “User defined counters. With “Cancel” the changes will be ineffective. EIS type save delete print cancel OK 5.. The following EIS types are supported by this data type: 30 time. An existing definition of a data type can be deleted via the “Delete button”. 5-22 Siemens instabus EIB ..

Counter value limiting value for “Alarm limit high” (changeable) object for “Alarm limit high” (triggers the alarm) object for “Warning limit high ” (changeable) object for “Warning limit high ”(triggers the al.Visualisation Creating Project Data Parameterisation description Count Data subtype name: Displays the name of the selected/new data subtype. LF Wn.EIBus data type . LF Al. LV Wn. LV Wn. LF Wn. Displays the name of the data subtype fields (Within the range from 1-8) The following fields have to be entered for each field: . LF Al. LV Al.) object for “Warning limit low ”(changeable) object for “Warning limit low ”(triggers the al. The following functions are available: Value LV Al.) object for “Alarm limit low (changeable) object for “Alarm limit low (triggers the alarm) h h h h l l l l Siemens instabus EIB 5-23 .Parameter function Displays the function (significance) for which the value is to be evaluated by the Visualisation.function .

For all number values: Unsigned even number 8 bit wide Unsigned even number 16 bit wide Unsigned even number 32 bit wide For all bit values: switch parameter When the button is pressed another dialogue will open up. If you mark the field “Scaling”. If you do not mark that field. you will be able to select from the available scales. no scale will be assigned to the field. Various “Interworking standard“ are offered according to the various functions. you will be able to select from the available unit text. unit If you mark the field “Unit”. If you mark the field “Value is writeable” the value may be written.Creating Project Data EIBus data type Visualisation Shows the “Interworking standard” which is being used for this value by the EIB-devices. If you do not mark the field. no scale will be assigned to the field. scaling value 5-24 Siemens instabus EIB .

All changes of the data subtype will be ineffective. Data subtypes will be taken over on the computer. If you mark the field “GW-Warning low” you can enter a fixed limiting value for “low limit warn” which will be controlled by the Visualisation. another dialogue will open up.Visualisation Global values Creating Project Data Global values: On clicking this button. With delete the current data subtype will be cleared. GW-Warning High GW-Warning low GW-Alarm low Save Delete OK Cancel Siemens instabus EIB 5-25 . If you mark the field ”GW-Alarm low” you can enter a fixed limiting value for “low limit alarm” which will be controlled by the Visualisation. With save the current data subtype will be taken over. GW-Alarm high If you mark the field ”GW-Alarm high” you can enter a fixed limiting value for “high limit alarm” which will be controlled by the Visualisation. It serves the purpose for entering global settings which refer to all fields. If you mark the field “GW-Warning high” you can enter a fixed limiting value for “high limit warn” which will be controlled by the Visualisation.

5-26 Siemens instabus EIB . „\”.” ?? Names may not contain country specific characters (e.Creating Project Data Visualisation 5.g. „/”. The following dialogue box is called via “Process items”? “Process items”: define process items Select the item “Create or change process items” under “Available functions”. The following items belong to these settings: selection of the data type desired. General notes on names of process items: While assigning names to process items the following notes are to be considered: ?? Names must not contain the following characters: „@”. „:” and „. Each image variable is assigned to a process item. hint texts and the definition of the group addresses from which values are to be received or to which values are to be transmitted. umlauts) ?? The length of the names must not exceed 32 characters ?? If operating in a network the names of the process items should have a maximum number of 16 characters.13 Defining of Process Items general A process item includes all settings and definitions an image variable requires for its function.

g. (See notes on names of process items above. Fl1/R1 Lamp 1 status).) You may want to define whether you are dealing with a local or a network process item Select “Single-state messages/commands” under “Data type” and e. All given group addresses are linked according to the AND function. Equate: The process item reacts like a normal actuator on the given group address: It always takes over the last state transmitted. All given group addresses are linked according to the OR function. “Lighting” under “Data subtype”. Used for summarised messages. data type/ data subtype rule Or: And: Siemens instabus EIB 5-27 .g.Visualisation Creating Project Data The “Process item definition” window is displayed: process item name Enter the name of the process item into the appropriate entry field (e.

Up to 15 group addresses can be assigned to one process item. list of physical addresses assign group address Or mark the group address or the object. drag it while keeping the mouse key pressed and release the mouse key in the “Assigned Group” table.” button.. mark a group address or an object of a bus device and press the “Add” button. Depending on the representation you use.”. Thus the group address marked or the contents of the object marked is transferred to the “Assigned Group” table..Creating Project Data list of group addresses Visualisation All group addresses which have been read out before are listed by the “List of Grps.. create group addresses A group address can also be entered manually via “Create Grp. Or: All devices with existing object numbers are listed by the “List of Phys. So “virtual group addresses” can be defined which are only used internally by the Visualisation and not by the bus system.” button. 5-28 Siemens instabus EIB ... Addr.. Addr.

mark it in the process item list by double clicking. replace selection change process item Siemens instabus EIB 5-29 . Only after the logic operation has been performed is the result transmitted to the group address marked as “sending” (see also “Linking more than 15 group addresses”. and the new process item is listed in the table.g. see under ZF). assign With the “Assign” button all settings are stored under the name entered.Visualisation remove/ remove all SE (sending) Creating Project Data Incorrectly assigned group addresses can be removed with the “Remove” or “Remove all” button. If a process item is to be stored using another name. enter a new name. next page). If e. Take over the new settings via the “Assign” button. At first the group addresses marked as “sending” are not included in the logic operation. Only process items suitable for the mask are displayed. Serves for isolating group addresses performing central functions from the logic operation to enable the “Equals” function.g. ZF (central function) Only active. and take over the changed data via the “Replace” button. The group addresses to be transmitted e. by an output variable are marked in their “SE” box (attention: modified function. Here up to 16 characters can be entered as a selection mask. a process item – in which all the local group addresses of the individual actuators are connected by “OR” – is generated for a summarised message. the existing central group address all actuators are related to must be marked as “Central function”. If an already existing process item is to be modified. Its current settings are now displayed and may be changed. if “or” or “and” has been selected as a function rule. select the according process item by double clicking. if “and” or “or” has been selected.

Thus it is achieved that also these bus addresses can be transmitted on the bus and can be recorded by the Visualisation. Linking more than 15 group addresses: If e. ?? Now all virtual group addresses are entered into one new process item using the according logic operation.). Attention: If the result of the linkage is “0” during the startup phase of the Visualisation. a summarised message (OR linkage) requires more group addresses than can be assigned to one process item (15 max.” programme (see “Notes on Command Output with the Visualisation” in Chapter 2). ?? Now define further auxiliary process items until all group addresses are included and always set one virtual group address to “sending”. it is possible to assign partial results to a virtual group address in a so-called auxiliary process item. The “Extra parameters” dialogue box is displayed via the “Extra param. 5-30 Siemens instabus EIB . ?? Enter a virtual group address as the 15th address (via “Create Grp.g.” button.Creating Project Data delete Visualisation The marked process item is deleted from the list via the “Delete” button. the “question marks” in the image variables indicating this status are kept until a change of status occurs. extra param. These partial results are then linked in the actual status process item. Thus this group address is not included into the logic operation. Note: The system is enabled to detect the status of “virtual group addresses” only if the parameter “Write on unknown groups” is set to “Yes” in the “System config.”) and set it to “sending”. ?? Define only a maximum number of 14 group addresses in the first auxiliary process item. This process item contains the final result of the complete linkage. Addr. but carries the result of the operation.

0-1: S=1) (see Chapter 12): Mark the desired change of status and double click on the event programme.Visualisation Extra Parameters with Single-State Messages/Commands: Creating Project Data event programme Event programmes due to status change (optional): It is possible to automatically start an event programme defined if a change of status occurs (1-0: S=0. Picture change due to status change An automatic picture change triggered by a rising edge can be activated: Select the desired picture via the “Picture” button and mark the state for which the picture is to be displayed. Siemens instabus EIB 5-31 . hints Here the hint text previously defined can be assigned to the marked process item: Mark the desired state and double click on the desired hint text.

They can be processed and modified in the event monitoring option.. and the “Extra parameters” dialogue box is closed. Here the priority of the event to be logged is set (0.. the settings of the according data type are used.. If “Flags in use” is not marked. Extra Parameters with Multi-State Messages/Commands: priority take over settings programmes Bit group: Selection of the bit group Val: Assign a value to the bit group selected 5-32 Siemens instabus EIB .Creating Project Data user flags Visualisation So-called flags can be preset here.. If “Priority” is not marked. 7. the settings of the according data type are used. The settings are taken over via the ”OK” button.low.high) (see “Logging Event Messages” in Chapter 8).

The assignment defined is taken over on the list entry marked. current chapter).Visualisation Creating Project Data Programme list: Selection of a programme which is to be started when the defined value occurs. “value” or “hint text” assignment to the list. and the “Extra parameters” dialogue box is closed. see Section “Definition of Hint Texts”. taking over settings Siemens instabus EIB 5-33 . mark a position the list and press the “Add programme” button. hints Bit group: Selection of the bit group Val: Assign a value to the bit group selected Hints: Selection of a hint text which is to be displayed when the defined value occurs (hint texts are defined via “Process items” ? “Hint texts”. A programme is an event programme created with the event programme editor (see „Event Programme” option). A maximum number of 8 assignments of this kind is possible. To add an assignment to the list. To add a “bit group”. “Remove Hint” removes the marked entry from the list. mark a position of the list and press the “Add Hint” button. “Remove programme” removes the marked entry from the list. The settings are taken over via the “OK” button. The assignment defined is taken over to the marked list entry.

The assignment is performed by marking the desired exceeding in the “LV come”/”LV gone” column and double clicking on the desired event programme in the list. An additional hint text can be assigned to an exceeding of a limit.Creating Project Data Visualisation Extra Parameters with Measurement Values/Set Commands/Counters : event programme Event programmes due to status change (optional): There are four possibilities of exceeding the limits: LV-AL l: limiting value alarm low LV-WA l: limiting value warning low LV-WA h: limiting value alarm high LV-AL h: limiting value warning high To any of these exceeding – if the range is entered (LV come) or left (LV gone) – an event programme can be assigned. hints 5-34 Siemens instabus EIB . The assignment is performed as described above.

The settings are taken over via the “OK” button. the settings of the data type used are taken. If “Flags in use” is not marked. the settings of the according data type are used.Visualisation picture change Creating Project Data An automatic picture change triggered by the exceeding of a limit can be activated: Select desired picture via the “Picture” button and mark the limit(s) for which the picture is to be displayed.e. Reserved for future expansions.. The settings defined in the data type can be overwritten here for the current process item. Closing the dialogue box After all process items required have been defined. So-called flags can be preset here. Now the new process items must be activated via the function “Driver. Currently not in use.”? “Initialise serial interface” ? “Execute”. They can be processed and modified in event programmes (optional). user flags control value units up to priority taking over settings OK initialise serial interface Siemens instabus EIB 5-35 . and the “Extra parameters” dialogue box is closed.. it is not marked by a cross). If an entry is not activated (i. the “Process item definition” dialogue box can be closed by the “OK” button.

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Serves for displaying an existing picture and starting the visualisation.1 Working with Pictures general menu items new picture open picture A picture is a drawing sheet on which static background pictures and dynamic variables can be placed. The picture is loaded and the Visualisation automatically starts ONLINE operation (editing not possible). If a project has been opened. edit picture Unlike the “open picture” item this menu item loads the pictures into the display for editing. the following items are displayed in the “Pictures” menu: An empty picture named “noname” is opened.e. The picture currently loaded is saved under its name. In the selection dialogue box all existing pictures are listed. i.Visualisation 6 Creating Pictures 6. Mark the desired picture and confirm with “OK”. the Visualisation remains in the OFFLINE mode. For the selection of the desired picture see above. save picture 6-1 Siemens instabus EIB .

It is also called automatically. close picture The currently displayed picture is closed. “OK” saves the picture under this name. Siemens instabus EIB 6-2 . if a new picture (“noname”) is saved. If the picture has not been save before.Visualisation save picture under This function must be selected to save an existing picture under another name. The presetting (“Picture name” and the serial number) can be overwritten by any name (up to 40 characters). The “Close picture” function is cancelled via the “Cancel” button. the following message will be displayed: “Ignore” ignores the last changes and the most recently saved version of the picture remains unchanged.

2 Using Existing Pictures and Drawings general When designing static background pictures or for the representation of switching states with symbols.” ? “Files”: file formats import file Select the desired graphics format of the graphics file with “Format”. 6-3 Siemens instabus EIB . already created picture files or drawing files generated with other programmes can be accessed. these files must first be imported: Call function “Close picture”. The following file formats are supported by Visualisation instabus: BMP RLE DIB DRW MAC PIC In order to use the according files in your project..Visualisation 6.. Call the following dialogue box via “Project”? “Import.

mark the desired graphics file in the “Files” list and start importing with the “Execute” button. marking of the most recently performed operation) can be set: focus colour focus invert The focus frame will have a fixed colour. the setting via the colour palette will be ignored. Now the graphics file is available in the current project. focus flashing OK Siemens instabus EIB 6-4 . You may want to select several graphics at the same time.Visualisation note With the MAC file format the names defined when saving the drawing macros are displayed instead of the file names. The focus frame will be displayed in the background colour inverted. 6. Select drive and subdirectory.e. “OK” takes over the settings. The focus frame will be displayed flashing.3 Creating Static Background Pictures background colour The background colour is “Settings”? “Background colours”: selected by Additionally the “Focus setup” (i. If this selection is made.

Select menu item “Services” ? “Background Picture”. The background picture is loaded and displayed.Visualisation use existing pictures Now already existing background pictures – available as bitmap graphics (bmp format) or vector graphics (drw format) –can be used as background pictures. The following drawing tools can also be used to create a background picture: Line Rectangle Rounded rectangle Ellipse Polyline Circle Arc Text A detailed description and how to work with these drawing tools can be found in the next section “Working with the Drawing Tools”. The following dialogue box will be displayed: mark Mark the according bitmap or vector graphics and click on the preview picture. close drawing tools 6-5 Siemens instabus EIB . Close the dialogue box with the “Close” button.

Press left mouse button within the drawing area and move drawing cursor with the mouse button pressed until the ellipse has the desired size. Press the left mouse button and move the drawing cursor to the ending point of the first line of the polyline with the mouse button pressed. Keep the mouse button pressed. Move drawing cursor to the upper left edge of the rectangle to be drawn. Release mouse button ? rectangle is being drawn. Release mouse button ? ellipse is being drawn. Keep the mouse button pressed. Release mouse button ? first line is being drawn. Press the left mouse button and move the drawing cursor to the ending point of the line. If you want to draw an open polyline.4 Working with the Drawing Tools draw line In the “Draw” menu the following tools are available: Move drawing cursor to the starting point of the line to be drawn. Same procedure as described under ellipse. Release mouse button ? line is being drawn. Press the left mouse button and move the drawing cursor to the lower right edge of the rectangle. The polyline is finished by clicking on the starting point of the polyline (? a closed figure is generated). rectangle rounded rectangle ellipse polyline closed open Circle Siemens instabus EIB 6-6 . Move drawing cursor to the starting point of the polyline to be drawn. Press left mouse button and draw all further lines of the polyline as described above.Visualisation 6. Same procedure as described under rounded rectangle. the function is completed by pressing the enter key.

Visualisation arc text Same procedure as described under line. Note: If you want to cancel the selecting of the drawing tools. style and size. cancel font Cancels text entry. Cancels the current activity. 6-7 Siemens instabus EIB . Move drawing cursor to the desired text position. Press left mouse button ? the text dialogue box is displayed: Enter the desired text and adjust the desired text alignment. the following dialogue box is displayed: Select desired font. On pressing the button. OK cancel Take over settings with “OK”. Accept the entries by pressing “OK”. press the “ESC” button.

line width. If multiple elements are selected.g. close save Siemens instabus EIB 6-8 . filling cannot be used for lines. the settings will include all selected elements.Visualisation 6. line colour. The settings will only affects those elements which they are applicable for (e. the “draw” dialogue box is displayed. if necessary. The selected settings are used as defaults for new drawings.5 Settings with Graphical Elements settings If you double-click on an element drawn by the tools with the left mouse button. The dialogue box stays open for the correction of the settings. “Close” closes the dialogue box. In this dialogue box line style. fill type and colour of the filling can be set. execute The settings are performed on the selected elements or the selected group of elements by pressing the “Execute” button.

Press the left mouse button and keep it pressed. When the left mouse button is released. move point of the line to the new location and release the mouse button. the element is redrawn with its new size. Now the element can be resized by moving the mouse cursor. When the left mouse button is released. small black filled rectangles). e. Press left mouse button. change size Move the mouse cursor on the border of the frame defined by the marking symbols.6 Moving/Modifying an Element mark element If an element is marked (by clicking on the element). the individual line points can be moved: move mouse cursor on a line point. If a polyline or a line is marked. the cursor is displayed as a hand.Visualisation 6. move line points 6-9 Siemens instabus EIB .g. The mouse cursor is now displayed as a fourfold arrow. the element is displayed with marking symbols (i. Press the left mouse button and keep it pressed.e. The mouse cursor is now displayed as a two-fold arrow. or move element Move the mouse cursor within the frame defined by the marking symbols. Now the element can be moved on the drawing sheet by moving the mouse cursor. the element is redrawn at its new location.

All existing elements are marked. Multiple Selection with the CTRL key Mark the first element. or overlapping it. are marked. With the key combination “SHIFT+ESC” all selected elements will be deselected. If an already selected element is marked again with the CTRL key pressed. select menu item “Edit”? “Select all”. Press the left mouse button. Press the CTRL key and keep it pressed. 3. When the left mouse button is released. Multiple Selection with Selection Frame (“Lasso”) Move the mouse cursor to a position on the drawing sheet where no element is located. For this purpose the programme offers three possibilities: selection frame 1. keep it pressed and drag a selection frame around the elements to be marked. After marking all the desired elements. 2.Visualisation 6. all elements inside the frame. CTRL key select all note Siemens instabus EIB 6-10 . Now mark all further elements with the CTRL key pressed.7 Marking Multiple Elements description It is often useful to mark multiple elements so they can be deleted or moved together. the marking for this element is cancelled. Multiple Selection with the “Select all” Function If all existing elements are to be marked. release the CTRL key.

With the “Duplicate” Function Select the element to be copied. 2. The element also remains in the clipboard. 3.8 Copying Elements description For the generation of multiple elements of the same size and the same type. Perform the “Copy” function in the “Edit” menu ? the selected element is copied into the clipboard. Press the Shift key and keep it pressed. Select the “Duplicate” function in the “Change” menu ? the selected element is duplicated. Position the mouse cursor inside the frame built by the marking symbols. it is useful to draw the element only once and then copy it. Via the Shift Key Select the element to be copied. Perform the “Paste” function in the “Edit” menu ? the element from the clipboard is positioned inside the drawing area. For this purpose you have three possibilities: copy / insert 1. Via the “Edit” menu Select the element to be copied. Repeat the last step until you have the desired number of copies. press the left mouse button and move the cursor with the left mouse button pressed. The settings for the duplication are defined in the “Settings”? “Duplicate” menu.Visualisation 6. Release first the mouse cursor at the desired location and then release the Shift key ? the copy is inserted at the current cursor position. shift key duplicate 6-11 Siemens instabus EIB .

count With the “Duplicate” function the copies are arranged in rows and columns. This function is very practical if you want to arrange multiple elements of the same type symmetrically on the screen. the circles are arranged without gaps. four elements in total are created. Together with the original. With the settings above. If the distance is zero.Visualisation settings for “Duplicate” Select the “Duplicate” item in the “Settings” menu. two rows with two columns each are filled with the copies. the elements are arranged without gap. example In this example the upper left circle has been duplicated with the settings shown above. distance (pixels) Here the distance between the elements is defined. Siemens instabus EIB 6-12 . Two rows and two columns are generated. The following dialogue is displayed: Here the parameters for the “Duplicate” function are selected.

However. Mark the elements to be combined. how the element is handled: Mark the element to be deleted. In this case the individual elements can no longer be handled separately. The element is not copied into the clipboard. Select the “Cut” item from the “Edit” menu ? the element is removed from the drawing area. However. the delete cut Mark the element to be cut out.9 Deleting/Cutting Element description In both cases the element is removed from the drawing area. combine split 6-13 Siemens instabus EIB . there is a difference in. 6.Visualisation 6. Select the “Combine” item from the “Change” menu. the element is copied into the clipboard and can be redrawn on the drawing area by using “Edit”? “Paste”. but only as a unit. Select the “Delete” item from the “Edit” menu ? element is removed from the drawing area. Mark the desired block and select the item from the “Change” menu.10 Combining/Splitting Block description Multiple elements can be combined to one single unit.

Select the “Mirror” item and the orientation (“Horizontal” or “Vertical”) in the “Change” menu ? the element or the group of elements will be mirrored in the selected direction.Visualisation 6. Siemens instabus EIB 6-14 . The angle of rotation “Settings”? “Rotation”: is defined in the menu The standard setting is15°.11 Rotating/Mirroring Elements description rotate There are two different functions in the “Change” menu to modify elements later on: Mark the element or the group of elements to be rotated. mirror Mark the element or the group of elements to be mirrored. Select the “Rotate” item and the direction of rotation (“Left” or “Right”) in the “Change” menu ? the element or the group of elements will be rotated in the selected direction by 15°.

reference element One element the object alignment is to be related to must be declared as reference element by clicking on it again.e. the element overlapped cannot be selected.Visualisation 6. Select the desired alignment in the menu “Change”? “Object alignment” ? the elements will be aligned. the individual sorts of elements of the picture can be displayed or hidden or fixed (i. Select the desired function (“to back –“. There are the following groups: ? ? Variables (all dynamic picture elements) ? ? Vectors (all vector format graphics) ? ? Bitmaps (all bitmap format graphics) sequence object locks 6-15 Siemens instabus EIB . In this case you have the possibility to put the element on top behind the element overlapped or vice versa. Mark the desired element. If an element overlaps another.12 Objects – Auxiliary Functions object alignment It is possible with this function to align several objects. “to front +”) in the menu “Change” ? “Order” ? the sequence will be changed accordingly. they can no longer be selected or changed). The programme offers the following functions: Centre horizontal Centre vertical Left Top Right Bottom Same Width Same Height Mark all elements to be aligned with the help of multiple selection. To work effectively with complex pictures.

. Select the according function.Visualisation Via “Change”? “Object locks” the following dialogue box is displayed: settings Mark the sort of picture elements to be displayed on the screen in the “Display” column. The groups to be additionally locked must be marked in the “Lock” column. By pressing the left mouse button the appropriate field limit can be shifted. Siemens instabus EIB 6-16 . “On” or “Off”.. status line . The status line can be displayed or hidden via the menu “Change”? “Status line”. will be locked automatically.. the co-ordinates of the element the cursor is currently located on can be displayed. A status line can be displayed at the bottom part of the screen. The picture elements which are not displayed. in the menu “Change”? “Grid”..g.. Pressing the “SHIFT” key simultaneously shifts all field limits starting with the selected one. Grid A grid can be displayed in the drawing area. Width and position of the individual fields can be adjusted by pointing on a field limit with the mouse pointer. Here e..

the elements always “snap” according to the grid spacing. orthogonal show grid snap to grid Objects can only be moved horizontally and vertically. the elements will not snap to the grid positions. The grid markers are displayed on the working sheet. connecting lines are drawn right-angled. The grid spacing is entered in the “Horizontal” and “Vertical” entry fields. If “Snap to grid” is not marked.Visualisation settings The grid settings are adjusted via the dialogue box “Settings”? “Grid”. If the “Snap to grid” function is activated. All objects and intermediate points of connections can only be moved according to the grid spacing. Undo 6-17 Siemens instabus EIB . The “Undo” function in the “Edit” menu cancels the most recently performed activity.

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Visualisation 7 Define Dynamical Picture Elements 7.1 Image Variables – General general After a new working sheet has been defined and the static background has been created. After all image variables have been positioned. The following dialogue box “Services”? “Insert variable”: is displayed via insert variables The variables are contained in libraries (EIB. which allows variable related settings. The according variable is positioned on the working sheet by marking the desired library and variable and clicking on the symbol. Siemens instabus EIB 7-1 . the dialogue box is closed with the “Close” button. display style dialogue The according style dialogue. the dynamic image variables can be positioned. is called by double clicking with the left mouse button on the image variable. EIB2).

This is useful if the variable is to be clearly recognised. e... an image variable can be assigned to a name.g.Visualisation naming variable By marking the image variable and selecting “Change”? “Object.. all variables will be displayed with a frame which also helps to localise “invisible variables”. If you do this.”? “List”. help for finding variables To make “invisible” variables visible for planning.. list variables Via “Change”? “Object. in a list. a list of all defined variables is displayed including their names and coordinates. The function is activated or deactivated via The menu item “Change”? “Show invisible variables”? “On” or “Off”. The following image variables are available: 7-2 Siemens instabus EIB . a help function to find invisible variables can be activated.”? “Name” or pressing the F12 key.

2 Output Variable (EIB Library) normal description text extra This type of variable serves for the output of commands or set values. Various types of dialogues are possible. panel frame key Siemens instabus EIB 7-3 . To define the type of representation of the switching area. To select the panel size. To select the frame width of the variable. Double clicking on the variable: type Here you can define whether the text is to be displayed inside the switching area or in a separate field next to the switching area.Visualisation 7.

?? Scroll bar: The value to be transmitted is entered via a scroll bar and will be transmitted by pressing the “OK” button. Definition of the text which is to be displayed in the output variable. ways of entering the command value): ?? None (direct output) The fixed value or the toggle value is transmitted immediately after the switching area is operated. The following dialogue types are available (i. 7-4 Siemens instabus EIB . ?? Edit field: The value to be transmitted is entered via an edit field and will be transmitted by pressing the “OK” button.Visualisation font text dialogue type To define the size and the type of the font for labelling the output variable.e.

This status is then assigned to the process item (see Section “Notes on Command Output with the Visualisation” in chapter 2).g. Indicates from which user’s privilege level on this output variable can be used. background) and the desired colour the symbol’s colour can be changed. the status of the objects containing the group addresses of the process item (and having the reading flags set) can be read out from the bus device. With dialogue type “None” you can select whether a fixed value (e. Note: After the control command has been transmitted.Visualisation ?? Combo box: The value to be transmitted is selected from a combo box and will be transmitted by pressing the “OK” button. always 0 for “Central Off”) or a toggle value (0 and 1alternatingly) is to be transmitted. fixed value colour privilege level Siemens instabus EIB 7-5 . By selecting the according object (text. Thus it is possible to trigger an activity by covering any symbol by an invisible output variable. border invisible An extra frame for the symbol can be activated. The output variable can be made invisible to realise so-called “hidden switches”.

type Here the representation of the bar graphic is selected: from the left. 7-6 Siemens instabus EIB . can be displayed as a bar chart. from the right or from the bottom Additionally the display of the numeric value inside the bar can be activated. panel To select the panel size. from the top. A slave pointer or non-return pointer is used to indicate the peak value.3 Bar Variable (EIB Library) description With this type of variable measuring values.Visualisation 7. counter values etc. Multiple values put side by side can easily be compared with each other this way.

) and the desired colour. Definition of the range of values for minimum and maximum bar size.Visualisation frame filling font indication area border colour To select the frame width of the variable.. the colour of the symbol can be changed. Setting of the graphic display mode of the bar. . By selecting the according object (background. max. An extra frame for the symbol can be activated. Siemens instabus EIB 7-7 . To select the size and the type of the font for labelling the bar variable..

can be displayed as a line chart. Each of the eight tracks (channels) can be assigned to an individual process item.Visualisation 7. frame axis Serves for selecting the frame width of the variable. Here the desired legend for the vertical axis can be entered. counter values etc.4 Diagram Variable (EIB Library) description With this variable up to eight individual measuring values. 7-8 Siemens instabus EIB .

a ruler can be moved horizontally across the diagram with the mouse.Visualisation curve feature selection For each of the eight available tracks the following features can be selected: Colour of the curve representation Minimum value in per cent and related value display Maximum value in per cent and related value display Here the text for the title of the diagram can be entered. Here the number of measuring points which can be displayed in the diagram simultaneously is entered (15 up to 300). At the left margin of the diagram the related vertical values of the individual tracks are displayed as numeric values. If this item is activated. If the diagram is complete. it is scrolled automatically (shifted to the left). Indicates the sampling rate at which the values are to be displayed (minimum time interval: 5 seconds). title line sampling rate display length Siemens instabus EIB 7-9 .

panel frame height font 7-10 Siemens instabus EIB . To select the panel size. To select the frame width of the variable. If the picture variable is operated. the defined screen is displayed. whether you wish the text to be displayed inside the switching area or in a separate field next to the switching area. Double clicking on the variable: type Here you can define. To define the size and the type of the font for labelling the picture variable.5 Picture Variable (EIB Library) normal description text extra With this type of variable the operator can switch to other screens. Here the type of representation of the switching area can be selected.Visualisation 7.

Visualisation text switch to picture no. invisible The picture variable can be made invisible to realise socalled “hidden switches”. background colour) and the desired colour. the colour of the symbol can be changed. Indicates from which user’s privilege level on this picture variable can be used. colour privilege level Siemens instabus EIB 7-11 . By selecting the according object (text. The following dialogue box is displayed: Selection of the picture which is to be displayed. Thus it is possible to switch to another screen when you click on any symbol covered by an invisible picture variable. if the picture variable is operated. Definition of the text which is to be displayed in the picture variable.

the actual value of the temperature in an analogue meter display. Double clicking on the variable: panel frame font To select the panel size. To define the size and the type of the font for labelling (scaling. text) the meter variable. e. To select the frame width of the variable.6 Meter Variable (EIB Library) with zone LEDs description without zone LEDs This variable serves for the display of measuring values. 7-12 Siemens instabus EIB . counter values.g.Visualisation 7.

maximum: pointer at the right side.Visualisation minimum. three LEDs indicate. A “semicolon” indicates a scale marking. whether there is an exceeding of the range or not: left LED middle LED right LED smaller than minimum normal greater than maximum text scale lines scale text border zone LEDs colour By selecting the relevant object (text. maximum These entries define the range of values to be displayed..100 means that the first scale marking has the value 0..80. etc.. Minimum: pointer at the left side. An extra frame for the symbol can be activated. When this item is activated. the colour of the symbol can be changed.. Siemens instabus EIB 7-13 ... After the “semicolon” a scale value for this scale marking can be entered.) and the desired colour.40.0.. Here the number of scale markings must be entered..60. background. (see example on the previous page). Here the scale text can be entered. In the “Scale lines” entry field“11” would have to be entered in this case. the second has no value. Entry of text which is to be displayed in the meter variable. The minimum number is 2. the third has the value 20.20. For instance .

drw 7-14 Siemens instabus EIB .bmp. The following graphic symbols are available: Colour field: filled area Symbol macro: created via picture editor Pixel graphic: *. messages etc.Visualisation 7. An individual symbol can be assigned to each status. as graphic symbols.rle Vector graphic: *.pic. state For each state a graphic symbol can be selected. *. *.7 Symbol Variable (EIB Library) Window shade: description open closed This type of variable serves for displaying states.

the size of the graphics is adjusted to the size of the symbol variable. invisible The symbol variable can be made invisible for a certain state (e. The symbol or the colour field can be displayed as flashing in order to draw the operator’s attention to a certain state (e. if this item is activated. The following dialogue is displayed: The desired graphics file is selected from the file list and loaded via “OK”.g.Visualisation graphic selection After the type of the desired graphics has been selected. For vector graphics this setting is not possible. If a vector graphics is used. flashing variation of graphics size variation of size Siemens instabus EIB 7-15 . if this item is activated. So for this state the static background picture lying behind the variable will be visible.g. If it is not activated. the desired graphic can be selected via the “Graphic selection” button. “OPEN”). there will be no adjustment. the size of the graphics is adjusted to the size of the symbol variable. If pixel graphics is used. “OFF”).

panel frame font alignment border flashing colour To select the panel size. e.. centred or right-justified. By selecting the relevant object (text.8 Text Variable (EIB Library) description This type of variable is used for the display of status texts.g. “OFF”. background. An extra frame for the symbol can be activated. etc.) and the desired colour the colour of the text variable can be changed.Visualisation 7. counter values. “ON”. The text variable is displayed as flashing in order to draw the operator’s attention to a certain state. 7-16 Siemens instabus EIB . To select the frame width of the variable. Definition whether the text inside the text variable shall be left-justified.. To define the size and the type of the font for labelling the text variable. 1000 lux..

The start and end bit of the relevant field will displayed as well. The number of possible fields (bit groups) is taken from the data type. panel frame font selecting fields To select the panel size. their own display field is automatically assigned to the individual bit groups of the data type. Siemens instabus EIB 7-17 . In its function it corresponds in its main features to the text variable. To define the size and the type of the font for labelling the state variable.9 State Variable (EIB Library) description This type of variable supports the “Multi-state messages/command” data type. However.Visualisation 7. To select the frame width of the variable.

The state variable can be displayed as flashing in order to draw the operator’s attention to a certain state (flashing is always related to the bit group selected under “Field”. it can be deactivated or activated via the “Show field” item. show field border flashing colour 7-18 Siemens instabus EIB .Visualisation field The desired bit group is selected from the “Field” combo box. background) and the desired colour the field colour in the variable can be changed (the colour is always related to the bit group selected under “Field”. If a certain field is not to be displayed in the variable. By selecting the relevant object (text. but not to the variable as a whole). but not to the variable as a whole). The colour selection for text and background or a flashing representation (see below) is always related to the bit group selected here. An extra frame for the symbol can be activated.

but also for starting an event programme or an extension. picture and symbol variables.10 Switch Variable (EIB2 Library) description The switch variable offers parts of the functions of the output. Like the symbol variable. panel frame font .Visualisation 7. the switch variable can display bitmap graphics for individual states (see figure above). command output. To select the panel size. To select the frame width of the variable. It can be used for screen switching. To define the size and the type of the font for labelling the switch variable 7-19 Siemens instabus EIB .

flashing adjust graphic adjust variable button mode switchbutton pushbutton toggle value 7-20 Siemens instabus EIB . for screen switching). a 0 is put out. the output is 0. the output is 1. The variable will be displayed flashing for the selected state.e. there are several possibilities: ?? variable is not linked to a process item: 0 up (button appears) 1 down (button appears as pressed) ?? variable is linked to a process item: the status texts defined in the data type are valid choose graphics When the “Choose graphics” button is pressed. i. etc. In this section the function of the switch variable is adjusted. when operated first. If pressed down. The graphic will be adjusted to the dimensions of the variable for the selected state. the switch button remains pressed and returns to its starting position only after it is operated again. a dialogue for the selection of the graphics to be assigned to the selected state is displayed (see selection of graphics with symbol variable).g. The variable will be adjusted to the dimensions of the graphic for the selected state. if not. for instance) can be entered in addition to the graphics. then 1 again. the switch variable puts out a 1 to the related process item.1) is put out to the process item. The following activities are performed if the switch variable is operated: A toggle value (0 . If operated. if operated again. text For the selected state a text which will be displayed centred (above the graphics. As the switch variable can also be used without linkage to a process item (e.Visualisation settings Here the graphics for the individual states are selected.

a dialogue window for the selection of the programme is displayed. An extra frame for the symbol can be activated. If the function is activated. Here the colour of the text (see “text”) is defined. In this one you can select desired event programme in the list of the translated event programmes. 100). If the button is released. If the function is activated. if “Transparent” is marked in the “Extras” section: the background shows through all parts of the pixel graphics having the transparent colour defined. the graphics in the switch variable is displayed in transparent mode. Start: pic programme add-on colour extras: invisible transparent border Siemens instabus EIB 7-21 . Here the desired additional function can be selected from the list of the available additional functions. If the button is pressed. If the function is activated. A definable picture can be started when the pushbutton is operated. For setting the transparent colour see “colour”. a dialogue for the selection of the picture is displayed (see picture variable).Visualisation fixed value on key pressed on key released The variable puts out a definable fixed value to the process item if operated (e. the value defined for on key released is put out to the process item. Confirm your choice with the “OK” button.g. the value defined for on key pressed is put out to the process item. If this function is activated. The switch variable can be made invisible to realise so-called “invisible switches”. Releasing the pushbutton does not reset the output value. Confirm your choice with the “OK” button. An add-on programme (optional) can be started by operating the push-button. a dialogue window for the selection of the extension to be started is displayed. “Transparent” is for the selection of a transparent colour. A definable event programme (optional) can be started by operating the pushbutton.

11 Counter Variable (EIB2 Library) description The counter variable is available in the EIB2 library. It is able to visualise process items of the data type "User defined counters". For each field of the process item you can parameterise whether the relevant value should be changed. 7-22 Siemens instabus EIB .Visualisation 7. In the features for the variables you can set what they are to indicate: For each field of the process item you can parameterise whether the relevant value should be shown.

the variable will flash up At the warning crossing the limit.Visualisation For each field of the process item you can parameterise the differing text colours (according to their state). the variable will flash up. Changes in a data item subtype will be reflected in the variables that are connected with it. To select the frame width of the variable. The Privilege level determines whether the user can get into the window for setting the values. To define the size and the type of the font for labelling the text. A black outline will frame the variable. In the option Extras the following functions can be activated: Blinking (Alarm) Blinking (Warning) Border Privilege At the alarm crossing the limit. In the menu you can. Siemens instabus EIB 7-23 . as it is possible with most variables. panel frame font To select the panel size. adjust the panel and the frame as well as the font Units as well as conversions are taken over from the data item subtype. A general background colour can be defined.

a window. the user will be able to reset designated values of the process items for that purpose (on clicking the variable. the new values will be shown. In order to do that.Visualisation With a sufficient high privilege level. in which the new values can be entered will appear). By clicking "OK". you mark into the option for the changed value and enter the new value. 7-24 Siemens instabus EIB . "Cancel" will undo all possible changes.

its value will be displayed below the table. They have to be parameterised in the time manager (option) earlier. Here you may change the value of the variable. By pressing the “Set value” button of the variable.Visualisation 7. It can be defined for each day of the week at which time a process item shall change its value. a dialogue window appears.12 Week Variable (EIB2 Library. Siemens instabus EIB 7-25 . Only process items of the “single state/messages” data type can be used. If one field of the table is selected with the mouse. The variable displays the days of the week and the time in a table. Time Manager Required) description In combination with the time manager option the week variable serves for the time-dependent switching of process items.

To define the size and the type of the font for labelling the week variable. etc. If values have been set. By pressing the “Load” button. the “Save” button of the variable must be pressed.Visualisation By selecting multiple fields (draw a box around the desired fields by simultaneously pressing the left mouse button) you may also change bigger areas in their values. To take over the new values into the time manager. panel frame font colour Extras: Rand (border) To select the panel size. To select the frame width of the variable. This indicates that the currently displayed values do not correspond with the values of the time manager. background. a symbol will appear in the upper left corner of the variable. the changes made will be discarded. are selected. 7-26 Siemens instabus EIB . In the variable state “1” is indicated by a coloured bar. Here the colours for text. An extra border of the variable can be activated. state “0” is indicated by an empty field.

13 Video Variables (VIDEO Library.Visualisation 7. “Observer” and “Recorder” pictures from video cameras can be displayed. Siemens instabus EIB 7-27 . If sound is desired. but can be acquired as an option. The video variables are not included in the basis version of the Visualisation software. Windows film files (so called AVI files) can be displayed and recorded. but now also the video variables are listed: requirements For the usage of the video variables also a video capture card is required in addition to the hardware and software requirements as listed in chapter 1. the familiar dialogue box appears when you select “Services” -> “Insert variable”. a sound card is also required. Option) description With the video variables “Player”. For the installation of video capture cards and sounds card see the manufacturers’ manuals. If the “video” option is installed.

g. To select the frame width of the variable. video recorder. panel frame font To select the panel size. To define the size and the type of the font for labelling the video variable. 7-28 Siemens instabus EIB .Visualisation Observer description The observer is used for the display of the current image the video capture card is receiving from a connected video source (e. video camera).

The smaller this interval. By selecting the according object (text. In general. If both the ON/OFF switch and the process connection are parameterised. the display of the variable can be changed. the compression method. background) and the desired colour. global frame rate extras ON/OFF switch border privilege level colour Siemens instabus EIB 7-29 . In the combo box all the installed video capture cards are listed. etc. Indicates from which user’s privilege level on this observer variable can be used. For the selected card you can call the setting dialogue boxes of the corresponding driver with the buttons .Visualisation video source In this section the available video sources are listed and the settings of the driver are defined. These dialogue boxes are not represented here because they differ depending on the manufacturer of the video capture card. Here you can adjust the time interval (in ms) for the refresh of the picture. This function should be used if the variable is not assigned to a process item (see below). In this section individual features of the variable can be adjusted: If this function is activated. The optimised setting should be determined by tests. the smoother the playback. but the bigger the load for the PC and the Visualisation on the other hand. switching on or off can be carried out by the process item or with the switch. you can adjust the dimensions of the image. an ON/OFF button is included in the variable which can be used for switching the playback on or off at runtime. An extra border of the observer can be activated. and .

the image of the video source will be switched to the active mode. if the value is “0”. To select the panel size. panel 7-30 Siemens instabus EIB . Recorder description The recorder is used for recording the current image the video capture card is receiving from a connected video source (e. the image will be switched off.Visualisation process connection The variable can be assigned to a process item of the “single state/messages” data type. video camera).g. If the value of the process item is “1”. video recorder.

This data base may contain several films (AVI files). If this function is activated. an ON button is included in the variable which can be used for switching the recording on at runtime. The texts for the ON and OFF states can be entered into the entry fields below (default: On/Off).Visualisation frame video file To select the frame width of the variable. the sound source connected to the input of the sound card will also be included into the film file if this function is activated. Active or non-active status is indicated by change of colour. font video source extras ON/OFF switch invisible border sound record status display privilege level Siemens instabus EIB 7-31 . switching on can be carried out by the process item or with the switch. To define the size and the type of the font for labelling the video variable. If both the ON/OFF switch and the process connection are parameterised. If a sound card is installed. In this section individual features of the variable can be adjusted: If this function is activated. The data to be recorded can be recorded as a single file (AVI file) or can be included into a data base. explanations under “observer”). This function should be used if the variable is not assigned to a process item (see below). In this section the available video sources are listed and the settings of the driver are defined (cf. After the predefined video length it will be stopped automatically (see below). a record status display will be displayed beside the switch button. With this function a “hidden” switch can be realised. Indicates from which user’s privilege level on this recorder variable can be used. An extra border of the recorder can be activated.

video number Selectable only if “video data base” is activated: definition of the maximum number of videos to be stored in the video data base. background) and the desired colour. At each start of recording the next position in the data base is used for a film until the maximum number is reached. Details about the size cannot be given here. Definition of the directory the video file or the files of the video data base are to be stored in. recording will be started. Here the length of the video to be recorded is defined (in seconds). the number of files to be generated can be preset. A good compromise are 15 frames per second. Then the first position is used again. Attention: Please make sure that sufficient amount of hard disk storage is available. directory video length frames per second process connection 7-32 Siemens instabus EIB . If the value of the process item is “1”. Here the frame rate is defined. The variable can be assigned to a process item of the “single state/messages” data type. Please refer to the video capture card’s manual for detailed information.Visualisation colours video file/ video data base By selecting the according object (text. the better the recording quality but the bigger the system load. the individual films will be stored in separate files. If “video data base” is activated. because the length of an AVI file depends not only on its recording time and frame rate but also on the dimensions of the image and the compressing algorithm of the driver. The more frames per second are recorded. the display of the variable can be changed. If the “AVI file” menu item under “video file” is activated (see above) the recorded data will be stored in one single AVI file which will be overwritten at every start of recording. video name/ data base name Name of the video file or the video data base.

However. Siemens instabus EIB 7-33 .Visualisation Player description The player can be used for playback of recorded video files and video files from the video data base. The video capture card is not required for the player (except if the data to be displayed were recorded using a special video card compression algorithm). the Video for Windows runtime version must be installed.

In this section individual features of the variable can be adjusted: If this function is activated. the playback buttons for the control of the playback will be displayed.Visualisation panel frame video file To select the panel size. This data base may contain several films (AVI files). 7-34 Siemens instabus EIB . Then two additional buttons with the following functions will be displayed: delete selected film from video data base delete all films from video data base border An extra border of the recorder can be activated. Depending on the playback mode (single video file or video data base) they have the following functions: AVI file playback of the film from current position playback of the film from the start stop playback fast forward from current position rewind from current position delete buttons data base start of the selected film of the video data base play all films of the database in sequence stop playback load next film of the video data base load previous film of the video data base extras playback buttons This function can only be activated if the “video data base” is selected as playback mode. To select the frame width of the variable. The data to be displayed can be single video files (AVI files) or films from a video data base.

the image size of the video will be adjusted to the size of the variable. only the sound of the movie started first will be played. but the less smoothly the movie will be displayed. Can only be activated if the “sound” function is switched off. each individual video image will be displayed separately. Depending on the mode selected (video file or video data base) under “video name” or “data base name” the name of the AVI file or the name of the video data base is to be entered. i. If this function is activated. the change of the images is carried out after the preset refresh time (see below).Visualisation sound adjust video frame by frame display If a sound card is installed. With slow computers or AVI files with disadvantageous compression algorithms the system performance can dramatically be decreased (slow reactions). the sound of the film will also be the played if this function is activated. In this mode a frame by frame display is activated. With a setting of 500ms the frames are refreshed every half second.e. However. the playback of the film is controlled by the refresh rate. in one picture several players can simultaneously be active. the film is displayed in slow motion. If sound is activated it will be played without interruptions in any case. If the exclusive mode is deactivated. A refresh rate of 0ms is the same as the exclusive mode and therefore has the same restrictions. However. In the exclusive mode the playback is as smooth as possible. Depending on the refresh time selected. In this case. if the sound is activated. The optimal value should be determined by tests. exclusive mode refresh after video file/ video data base Siemens instabus EIB 7-35 . The longer the time interval. the more computer time remains for other processes. in the exclusive mode only one player variable per picture can be used. In this case the exclusive mode should not be used.

With this command a recording can be controlled independent of the active picture. iStartStop. Using the Menu item “Services” ->> “insert variables” the process items are assigned to the corresponding buttons via “drag & drop”. Then the buttons can be deactivated in the style dialogue box of the player. store a movie in the video data base every 15 minutes). Process items of the “single state/messages” data type are used. If the value of the process item is “1”. This is the same name which appears also in the style dialogue box of the recorder and can be seen there.Visualisation directory process connection Here the directory containing the AVI file or the video data base to be played is to be entered. command syntax recorder(“driver name”. Description of the command parameters: “driver name” Name of the driver enclosed in quotes. iMaxTime iFramesPerSec. 7-36 Siemens instabus EIB . “file name”. the player is to be parameterised with activated playback buttons and delete buttons. Each control function of the player (see description of playback buttons and delete buttons) can be controlled by process items. Then the “recorder” command is available. Event-Programme Commands Independent of the active picture the recorder can be started by an event programme. and with the “Time Manager” option even a cyclic monitoring with the video camera is possible (e.g. To assign process items to the player. Therefore the options “Event Programme” and “Logic Operations/Arithmetic Calculations” must be installed. iSound). The parameterisation of the driver should also be made via the style dialogue box of a recorder variable. the function is carried out.

The extension is “.avi” (as the character “\” is also used in the event programme in other ways.INI”. With “0” a recording in progress will be stopped. (e.: “d:\\dbank\\video.ini”) To start recording.Visualisation “file name” Name of the complete path and file name of the AVI file. Activation of sound recording with “1”.g. Number of frames per second to be recorded (default: 15). but name and length of the database must be defined once in the style dialogue box of the recorder variable. Example: “C:\\videos\\video. With “0” no sound will be recorded. “1” must be entered here or an integer variable with value “1”. Definition of the recording time in seconds (default: 5). The video data base can also be accessed this way. iStartStop iMaxTime iFramesPerSec iSound Siemens instabus EIB 7-37 . it must be typed in twice). This is normally not required because the recording stops automatically when the recording time expires.

The settings stored before can be recalled for any further variable of the same type.15 Assignment of Image Variable ? Process Item general display process items A process item must now be assigned to the image variable.Visualisation 7.14 Loading/Saving Variables from the Project Library load/save variables In the style dialogue box of any variable (displayed by double clicking with the left mouse button) the settings of the current variable can be stored in the so-called project library under any name (max. 12 characters). 7. Available process items are listed via the menu item “Services”? “Assign process items”: 7-38 Siemens instabus EIB .

Now assign the process item to the variable once more (see also Chapter 5 “Create Project Data”: “Define Process items”). either the serial interface has not been initialised by the user after the definition of a new process item or the data type cannot be represented or used by this variable. In the status line. Siemens instabus EIB 7-39 . then dragging it with the mouse button pressed to the according image variable and releasing the mouse button (“drag and drop”). then perform the initialisation function via “Driver. all process items are displayed in the selection list. The status line serves for verification. Remedial action if the initialisation is missing: First close current picture. shows only process items starting with “O”.” ? “Initialise serial interface” ? “Execute”.. the selection can be limited: Entering “O*” and confirming with the enter key e. The process item is assigned to the image variable by marking the desired process item. selection If you only want to select from a group of process items having the same characteristics. The week variable supports only process items which have also been parameterised in the time manager (option).. Note: If a process item is not accepted by the variable.Visualisation assign process items The Visualisation must be in STOP mode. display in the status line display all items If this box is activated. A beep indicates the successful assignment. the assigned process item of the variable the cursor is currently on will be displayed.g.

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Siemens instabus EIB 8-1 . if a switching element is operated.”? “Configure serial interface”. Open your picture again and try once more to start the ONLINE mode via “Start”.Visualisation 8 Other Functions 8.1 Starting the Visualisation procedure The ONLINE mode is started by clicking on “Start” in the menu bar.. Confirm with „OK“. Check the settings of the COM1 or COM2 interfaces and enter the physical address of the RS 232 interface used. no bus connection If an error message indicates a missing bus connection when the online mode is started. This means that telegrams are received or sent. first close the current picture via “Pictures”? “Close picture” and call the “EIBus Configuration” dialogue via “Driver..

Select “No” from the combo box and take it over via the “Set” button. Select “Yes” from the combo box and take it over via the “Set” button.”. Simulation is enabled or disabled with the auxiliary programme “Systemconfig. you can simulate your project. 8-2 Siemens instabus EIB . This programme is located in the “Visualisation instabus” programme group and is started by double clicking with the mouse. procedure enable simulation disable simulation select topic “EIB Parameters” and subtopic “Simulation mode”.2 Simulating the Visualisation general system configuration If you are not on site and therefore the bus system is unavailable to you.Visualisation 8.

terminate The programme is terminated via “Close” in the system menu ( ).Visualisation simulation settings simul. Within this time interval the number of telegrams defined under “Simul. Input range: 0 up to 10 telegrams. Number of telegrams which are to be simulated within one cycle. Siemens instabus EIB 8-3 . telegram count With the help of these settings it is possible to simulate different real bus loads. telegram rate The following additional settings can be made for the simulation: Cycle time in seconds. Input range: 2 up to 10 seconds. Telegram Count” is simulated. simul.

11 characters) and “Password” (max. name A password consists of “Name” (max. each of them having 4 characters as a minimum. the more rights to access he has: ? ? Privilege level equal to or greater than 50 : “Exit programme” is possible. ? ? Privilege level equal to or greater than 70 : “Import/export pictures” is possible. ? ? Privilege level equal to or greater than 60 : “Import/export file” is possible. Call menu item “System administration”? “User profile setup”. 8-4 Siemens instabus EIB . Note: Several passwords with different priorities can be defined. password.Visualisation 8. privilege level As privilege level a value between 0 and 99 can be defined. The higher the user’s privilege level.3 Password Protection of Project define password Close all pictures and the project itself. 16 characters).

The privilege will be checked by various variables as well. With menu item “Standard settings” the default grid settings and the default background colour can be set. With the menu item “Standard switches” you can define whether the status line is automatically switched on or off. menu preview The “Menu preview” button allows checking of the selected menu items. If the operator is to have complete access to all items. menu”. These standard settings are assigned to the specific user. The “End preview” button restores the normal status. At least one menu item of the project menu and the picture menu has to be released. standard settings standard switches setup Siemens instabus EIB 8-5 .Visualisation ? ? Privilege level equal to or greater than 90 : “Delete picture” is possible. Note: The “Setup” button is only released after the two menu items “Project menu” and “Picture menu” have been assigned. project menu/ picture menu With “Project menu” and “Pic. the “All menu items” is to be selected in “Project menu” and “Pic. menu” single menu items – which will be available for the operator at a later stage – can be selected individually by using the “Add” and “Remove” buttons. The “Setup” button stores the settings. ? ? Privilege level equal to or greater than 99 : “Edit/change password” is possible.

[USER] U=GST-training-center C=SIEMENS DEF= password query Change the entry in the “DEF=. This file is located in the same directory under which Visualisation instabus has been installed (normally C:\VISUALIS). Close the “User profile setup” dialogue box with the “Close” button.ini Now the password query must be activated in the pp.Visualisation Activating the password: project access Select the “Project access” menu item..” line from “DEF=SYSTEM“ to “DEF=User“ ? The user “User” (i. select the desired projects from the “Available projects” list and assign them to the “Projects with access” list. adjust pp.. password) is selected automatically 8-6 Siemens instabus EIB . selection Change the entry in the “DEF=.” line from “DEF=SYSTEM“ to “DEF= “ ? During start-up the password and the name must be entered.. Confirm with „OK“.e.ini file.. autom. Press the “Setup” button again.

Call the menu item “User” in the system menu ( ).INI” file in the “VISUALIS” subdirectory the entry “WATCHDOG=nnnn” in the [CONTROL] section has to be added or modified.5 Automatic User Log-Off description If the Visualisation is not operated by the operator for a certain period of time. If you want to change the user name while operating the Visualisation.Visualisation 8. only for specialists Siemens instabus EIB 8-7 . 8.g.4 Changing User Names description When the Visualisation is started. you will automatically be asked for the password and the user name under which you want to use the Visualisation. “WATCHDOG=1800” e. which is the maximum value possible. because functions are required which can only be accessed by another user name. This function can also be deactivated: To do this. this can be done without closing the Visualisation. the user currently logged on is automatically logged off. in the “PP. or a user is selected automatically. attention. log-on Enter the user name and the password and start the log-on procedure with the “Log-on” button. sets the time-out to 1800 s.

. Windows must be started. 8-8 Siemens instabus EIB .. the following settings must be considered: Before the Visualisation can be operated.. the icon will be in the “Autostart” group and the programme will be started automatically after Windows has been started......Visualisation 8.. the Visualisation. .6 Automatic Start of Programme/Project/Picture general In order to automatically start Windows.. the following entry must be added in the last line of the “autoexec. Click on the programme icon with the left mouse button and keep the Ctrl key pressed. drag the icon with the mouse button pressed into the “ Autostart” programme group.. To do this automatically after the booting of the PC. win automatic start of WINDOWS automatic programme start The automatic start of a Windows programme is achieved by simply copying the “Visualisation” programme icon from the “Visualisation instabus” programme group into the “Autostart” programme group.. the desired project and the “Starting picture” after the PC has booted. When the mouse button is released.bat” file (in the root directory of the C: drive): .

Select the number of the picture to be started automatically under “Actual setting”. The automatic start of a picture is selected with the “Systemconfig.Visualisation automatic start of a project If the Visualisation is terminated via the system menu ( ). but not via the “Close project” menu item.” programme. the latest active project will automatically be loaded once the Visualisation is started again. This programme is located in the “Visualisation instabus” programme group and is started by double clicking on it with the left mouse button. Siemens instabus EIB 8-9 . automatic start of a picture start-up picture selection Select “Start-up Picture Selection” from the “Topics” list and the desired project from the “Project list”. Take over the new setting with “Set” and exit the programme via its system menu.

Now choose the desired setting from the “Actual settings” dialogue (yes = active. 8-10 Siemens instabus EIB .Visualisation 8.” programme.7 Programme protection description To prohibit the user from changing the active programme (task switching). The programme is terminated via its system menu. setting system parameters Select the “System parameters” topics and the “Programme protection” subtopics. it is possible to lock the “Task switch” function (via the “ALT”+”TAB” keys). no = not active) and take over the new setting with “Set”. The task switching feature is selected in the “Systemconfig. This programme is located in the “Visualisation instabus” programme group and is started by double clicking on it with the left mouse button.

but do not appear in the message box. Close picture via “Close picture” and project via “Close project”. All other events update the image variables. OK The setting is taken over via the “OK” button. Select item “Logging Settings” from the „System administration” menu: priority of the event logging which events? Set a priority level in the “Monitor priority” combo box. With the setting above. all events or messages having a priority level of 5. for instance. priority level 7: highest priority priority level 1: lowest priority priority level 0 suppresses message Now it can be defined from which priority level on the events or messages are to be logged.Visualisation 8. 6 or 7 will be logged. are not archived in a file (if active) and are not put out on a printer (if active). Siemens instabus EIB 8-11 .8 Logging Event Messages description With the Visualisation you have several possibilities for logging: ?? Output onto the message window on the screen (always active) ?? Output into a file (can be switched on or off) ?? Output to one ore more printers (can be switched on or off) Which events or messages are to be logged depends on the priority of the event assigned during data type definition or process item definition. Events or messages must have at least the priority level entered here to be logged.

8-12 Siemens instabus EIB .9 Event Messages on the Screen description Events can be displayed in a message window (at the bottom of the screen). By clicking on the “Arrow down” button ( window is reduced to its original size.Visualisation 8. ) the message Note: Only events or messages having a priority level equal to or greater than the setting in “Logging Settings” and having the “Logging on event” flag set in their data type are displayed. it will be enlarged so that it covers the whole screen. message window all over the screen If you click inside the message window.

The programme is terminated via “Close” in the system menu ( ). Set default “Set” takes over the adjusted value. Siemens instabus EIB 8-13 . This programme is located in the “Visualisation instabus” programme group and is started by double clicking on it with the left mouse button: Font sizes between 12 and 32 can be selected with the scroll bar.Visualisation font size in the message window The font size in the message window is selected via the “Systemconfig.” programme. The default value (= 12) can be recalled via the “Default” button.

8-14 Siemens instabus EIB . only events or messages having a priority level equal to or greater than the setting in “Logging Settings” and having the “Logging on event” flag set in their data type are displayed. Then the “pp2.log” file is deleted. If this file reaches the size of 1Mbyte. the contents of the file will be copied into the “pp1.log” file. Note: When logging is enabled.log” file.log” and “pp2.log” can be evaluated with any word processing programme.3. The files “pp1.” programme.10 Storing Event Messages in File description In addition to the display on the screen all events and messages can be stored in the files “pp1. the latest messages are stored in the “pp2.Visualisation 8. For this purpose the system parameter switch “Save messages in file” must be set via the “System config. See also chapter A.log” and “pp2. In principle.log” (in the “C:\WINDOWS” directory).

.11 Printing Event Messages description In addition to the display on the screen all events and messages can be printed (e. The control of the printer can additionally be enabled or disabled via the one-day time programme of the “Scheduler” option.Visualisation 8. SIEMENS PT88). It is possible to define from which priority level on the events or messages are to be printed out. select the desired number of lines and columns and enable the interface with OK “OK” takes over the settings.g.) at the interfaces used. Active. Siemens instabus EIB 8-15 . The following interfaces are available: ?? Parallel interfaces: LPT1 up to LPT4 ?? Serial interfaces: COM1 up to COM4 Enter the printer identification (31 characters max..”? “Logging printer defaults” from the project menu (close picture before). selecting the printer interface The “Logging printer defaults” dialogue is called via the “Project”? “Print.

The “Logging printer activation” dialogue box is displayed by selecting the “Project”? “Print. When the “OK” button is pressed the setting becomes active and the printer starts its output. Note: Only events or messages having a priority level equal to or greater than the setting in “Logging Settings” and having the “Logging on event” flag set in their data type are printed. If no event messages are to be printed out in the “Logging printer activation” all active printers must be deactivated. and there will be no further output onto the printer. Enable the desired printer with Active. “OK” takes over the new settings... disable printer 8-16 Siemens instabus EIB .”? “Logging printer activation” dialogue box: All the printer identifications are listed which have been activated in “Logging printer defaults”.Visualisation enable printer Now define via which of the active interfaces the events or messages are to be printed.

This programme is located in the “Visualisation instabus” programme group and is started by double clicking on it with the left mouse button: system parameters The following settings can be performed in the “System parameter” topic: ?? Page header format: page header The first line of each page is used for the page header.” programme.g. The following entries are possible: fixed text: e.Visualisation parameterise printer output The printer output can be parameterised via the “Systemconfig. SIEMENS AG variables: &P = current page number &N = line number && = & character &K = name of the computer &D = date &T = time Siemens instabus EIB 8-17 .

Visualisation control: &L &C &R = print out following text left justified = print out following text centred = print out following text right justified The default setting is: SIEMENS AG &R page: &P (i.g. with 8 chars = represent process item name with 27 characters = represent value of the process item with 10 digits = represent the status text of the process item with 20 characters The default setting is: &D11&U8„: “&P27&V10&Z20 (i.”.e.g. “: “ = & character = name of the computer = name of the user = data type: process item = error number = represent date e. text “SIEMENS AG” left justified. date time : name_of_process_item value status_text) 8-18 Siemens instabus EIB ..g.e. e.. with 11 chars = represent time e. “page:” page # right justified) message text format ?? Message text format Here it is defined how the event messages are to be printed out: fixed text: variables: && &K &B &P &F &D11 &U8 &P27 &V10 &Z20 enclosed in “.

date time : system_message) message text width ?? Maximum message text width Here the number of characters per line is defined : minimum number: maximum number: default value: messages per page 40 characters 128 characters 80 characters ?? Maximum number of message lines per page: Here the number of lines per page is defined: minimum number: maximum number: default value: 20 lines 255 lines 66 lines Note: As log printer a needle matrix printer or an ink jet printer with line oriented output is recommended (e.g. Siemens instabus EIB 8-19 . When using page oriented printers (like e.g. Therefore it may happen that the parameters set are not used.”. SIEMENS PT88).Visualisation ?? Other text format Here it is defined how general messages and system messages are to be printed: fixed text: variables : &D11 &U8 &T59 enclosed in “..g. with 11 chars = represent time e.. “: “ =represent date e.g. laser printers) the line feeds or form feeds are partially generated by the printer itself.g. e. with 8 chars = represent system messages with 59 characters text format The default setting is: &D11&U8„: “&T59 (i.e.

It will then remain active until it is acknowledged by the user. sound card If additional hardware (sound card) is used for the output of the audible signal. the desired alarm sound file can be selected via the “Systemconfig.Visualisation 8.12 Audible Signal description The audible signal is activated in the data type definition.” programme: 8-20 Siemens instabus EIB . The following events can be announced by an audible signal: With the “Single-State Messages/Commands” data type: Single-State Messages/Commands The audible signal can be started both by the rising edge and the falling edge. It will remain active until it is acknowledged by the user and the state of warning or alarm is no longer valid. With the “Measurement values/Set commands/Coun??ter” data type: Measurement Values/Set commands/Counter An audible alarm can be generated if the warning or alarm limits are exceeded.

“Time” button “exclamation mark” button Siemens instabus EIB 8-21 . Start event monitor (optional): The event monitor is started for acknowledging events. Current events to be acknowledged are indicated by the flashing button. button in the lower acknowledge 8. if the event monitor is called and exited again. When an audible alarm is generated.Visualisation System parameters Select the desired sound file via the “System parameters” topic and the “Alarm sound file” sub-topic. The audible alarm can be acknowledged via the system menu ( ) “signal off” or via the right corner of the screen. Flashing stops.13 Status Display in the Message Window description In the message window there are several status displays with the following meanings: acknowledge the audible alarm sending to network event programme running sending to bus follow up time jobs event monitor scheduler programme running receiving from bus receiving from network “Loudspeaker” button Audible signal: An audible signal can be acknowledged with this button (same function as “Signal off” in the system menu). Follow up time jobs (optional): With this button time jobs of the current day which are already over can be followed up after the Visualisation has been switched on. the selected sound file will be put out via the sound card.

receiving from bus: Visual check whether the Visualisation is receiving telegrams from the bus. he can select the image variables by the tab key and carry out the command by the space bar (corresponds to the left mouse key). without mouse).event programme running: Visual check whether an event programme has been started triggered by an event.receiving from network (optional): Visual check whether the Visualisation information via the PC network. TP . Here it is useful to define during planning which image variables can be selected via the tab key and in which sequence the image variables are to be selected. RN . RB . LED „TP” 8.scheduler programme running (optional): Visual check whether an event programme has been started by the scheduler. 8-22 Siemens instabus EIB .sending to network (optional): Visual check whether the Visualisation information via the PC network.e.14 Keyboard Operation Only description If the user is to operate the Visualisation only via keyboard (i.sending to bus: Visual check whether the Visualisation is sending telegrams to the bus. is sending LED “RB” LED “SN” LED “RN” is receiving LED “EP” EP .Visualisation LED “SB” SB . SN .

TS off sequence Siemens instabus EIB 8-23 . If the sequence is to be changed. tab stop) column means that this variable can be selected via the tab key in the given sequence.”? “Tab order” menu item: All picture variables. diagram variables and switch variables contained in the current picture are listed. In order to identify the variables they should be given a name.e..Visualisation The sequence is defined in the “Change tab order” dialogue box from the “Change”? “Object. TS on An asterisk in the “TS” (i.. Now press the left mouse button ? the marked variable will be shifted accordingly. output variables. You can also move whole blocks by marking more than one variable. The names defined are also displayed in this list (see Chapter 7 “Define Dynamical Picture Elements”). mark the desired variable and press the “TS off” button ? the asterisk in front of the variable disappears. mark the according variable and position the cursor between the two other variables the marked one is to be inserted (the mouse cursor changes its shape). If a variable is to be made non-selectable.

3. 8-24 Siemens instabus EIB . settings can be made which describe the general performance of the Visualisation. but will be opened for editing and will not automatically switch to online operation by default.Visualisation 8.15 General System Settings description Via the “Systemconfig” auxiliary programme. there are the following possibilities: Via the “Open picture” item (if this menu item is available for this user) or : Via the names of the pictures displayed in the bottom part of the menu. opening pictures manually The operator of the Visualisation may switch from one picture to another with the help of the “picture variables”. The “open pictures manually” system setting is not included in the auxiliary programme and is described below. Also a fine tuning is possible to adjust the Visualisation optimally on the appropriate PC. The pictures can be opened by simply clicking on the name. The auxiliary programme and its setting possibilities is described in detail in Chapter 19. If you want to provide the facility to open a picture also from the “Pictures” menu.

16 Acknowledging Events description If the “Event Monitoring” is installed and activated. The MRU entry can be parameterised as follows: MRU=0 the picture names are not displayed in the menu for direct opening MRU=1 names are displayed. the event monitor can be started wit the “!” button in the lower line of the screen. MRU=1 .Visualisation parameterisation This feature can be changed in the “pp. flashing goes off. pictures are automatically switched to online mode after opening MRU=4 the picture names are not displayed in the “Projects” menu. The button indicates by flashing whether events — parameterised as “to be acknowledged” — have been occurred or not. When the event monitor is exited.ini” file in the “visualis” directory: [CONTROL] PRNHEADER=SIEMENS AG &R page: &S .... but pictures are opened for edit mode when clicking on the name MRU=2 names are displayed. Siemens instabus EIB 8-25 . In the “Services” menu the display of the current picture is also hidden (last line of the menu) 8.. In this case the event monitor should be started and the events should be acknowledged there.

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Now the “Project . if necessary via the menu item “Pictures”? “Close Picture”.1 Exporting a Project to Disk description In order to make a backup copy of the whole project on disk or install a project on another computer. Selection of the drive: DISK1: drive A DISK2: drive B When this option is selected.Visualisation 9 Completion of Project Planning 9. call project to be exported export to Selection of the project to be exported. The “Action” and “Export process” bars indicate the exporting process. and the current project must also be closed via the menu item “Project”? “Close project”.Export” dialogue box is called via “Project”? “Export project”. compress Siemens instabus EIB 9-1 . the project is to be exported (compressed). data is stored on disk in a compressed form. An open picture must first be closed.

.. When exported.BMP + *.VEC + *. there is the possibility to export or import the following data: Individual pictures with their complete contents and the related files (static background pictures. image variables. bitmaps etc.) can be exported or imported. “Texts”). The functions are called with the project open via “Project”? “Import. Note: Exporting picture does not work additional.g.MAC).” (“Export.WRK” (and if necessary + AF001.Visualisation 9.. the data e. of picture 1 are stored in the file “AF001. vector graphics.”)? “Pictures” (“Files”. pictures files call 9-2 Siemens instabus EIB . Individual graphics files of all graphics formats supported can be exported/imported..2 Exporting/Importing Individual Data description If you want to use individual data from an existing project in a new project.

” with the picture open: picture related lists Select the desired lists and start printout procedure via „OK“..Visualisation 9.3 Printing the Project Data The Visualisation distinguishes four kinds of printouts: current display You can print out the current picture as a graphical representation: The printout is started by the “Pictures”? “Print”? “Screen F2” menu item. Siemens instabus EIB 9-3 .. Different lists can be printed out for the current picture: ?? bitmaps (listing of all the bitmap graphics used in the current picture) ?? vectors (listing of all the vector graphics used in the current picture) ?? referenced files (variables and their related files) ?? variables (listing of the variables used in the current picture) ?? settings of variables The dialogue box is called via “Pictures”? “Print”? “Lists.

9-4 Siemens instabus EIB .Visualisation project related lists/data The following lists can be printed out for the current project: ?? pictures (listing of all the pictures of the current project) ?? bitmap files (listing of all the bitmap graphics used) ?? vector files (listing of all the vector graphics used) ?? variable libraries (listing of the contents of the libraries of variables) The dialogue box is called via “Project”? “Print”? “Project reports”: Additionally it is possible to print out all the texts defined in the current project via “Project”? “Print”? “Project data”: Select desired lists or data and start printout procedure via „OK“.

...” : serial interface parameters By marking the “Serial interface parameters” item and pressing the “Execute” button the desired data is printed out.) ?? data types (settings of the data types defined) ?? process items (settings of the process item defined) The dialogue box is called via “Driver.. By marking the “Data types” item and pressing the “Execute” button (or double clicking on “Data types”) a dialogue box for additional selections is displayed: print data types Siemens instabus EIB 9-5 . The printout can alternatively be started by double clicking on the “Serial interface parameters” item. physical address..Visualisation interface related data Now the interface related data can be printed out for the current project: ?? interface parameters (COM interface.

this may be entered here with the commonly used notation.MM. The contents of the list is sorted according to the selected feature (type. sort order detail prepare print configure printer done 9-6 Siemens instabus EIB . entries found”. date. name). or “L?FAULT” ? prints all L_FAULT data types with any character at the second position If only data types changed after a certain date are to be printed out. this date can be entered here..Visualisation selection In the “Selection” section the data types to be printed out are selected. Setting of the desired default printer. Data types are filtered The number of the data types found is displayed in the dialogue box as follows: “. If only data types with a special feature in their name are to be printed. The button can only be accessed if the “Prepare” button has been pressed before. name mask changes since print includes.g. If this function is selected.YYYY). e. After all print-out features have been selected. Printout of the data types. Now the “Print” button can be accessed. The dialogue box is printer related and corresponds to the dialogue box displayed in the Windows control panel under “Printer” ? “Settings”. Print “All” is activated by default. “OG*” ? prints all data types starting with “OG”. a separate page is printed out for each data type containing all details. The format of the entry must correspond to the data format defined in the control panel under country settings (in the Great Britain normally DD. Default setting: name. the “Prepare” button must be operated. Closes the dialogue box..

the desired group address can be entered here. see above. sort order Siemens instabus EIB 9-7 . list includes. see above.g. Multiple indications are separated by semicolons. see above.1/1. Form of entry: zone/line.1/2.: 3/4. see above) As in “Print data types”.g. As in “Print data types”. e. As in “Print data types”. If only process items of special group addresses are to be printed. e. 3/4.Visualisation process items By marking the “Process items” item and pressing the “Execute” button (or double clicking on “Process items”) a dialogue box for additional selections is displayed: selection name mask changes since list of groups Selection of the process items to be printed out (as in “Print data types”.

Closes the dialogue box. see above. As in “Print data types”. see above. As in “Print data types”. see above. As in “Print data types”. 9-8 Siemens instabus EIB .Visualisation further features If desired further features of the process item can be printed in the list. They are: groups ETS comment data type creation date latest change picture (picture number and description) detail prepare print configure printer done A separate page with all details is printed out for each process item.

Note: The Option disk is related to the dongle number. 10. Siemens instabus EIB 10-1 . You will receive further option disks for your dongle if you purchase additional options later. 10. the option disk has to be inserted and the option must be added via the option installation programme (disk 1 : “setup.1 and will then be available.2 Activating Options Later activate options later The Visualisation has already been installed. The options can be installed as described in chapter 10.Visualisation 10 Installation of Options description The additional functions are released via a separate option disk. After the installation is completed successfully. you need another option disk for this dongle. If another dongle is used.1 Activating the Options During a New Installation activation at new installation The Visualisation is to be newly installed and the options are to be activated.exe”).

proceed as follows: Call the “System information” box via the “Help”? “Info about. the version and all available options are listed. this is indicated by “yes”.. 10-2 Siemens instabus EIB . If an option has been released.... If an option is not released.3 Checking of Released Options If you want to know which options are available in the Visualisation installed. The following information window is displayed: Here the number of the dongle used. the 20-digits serial number.”? “More.Visualisation 10.”. “no” is displayed.

For this matter. In order not to cause a high load of the bus by polling. parts of a building complex normally monitored are switched off. it may be deactivated (If.) manually for diagnostic reasons.ini file. in the [PPEIBDLL] section. every 15 seconds one or several bus devices are addressed until all bus devices have been addressed once. activation The option is automatically activated when it is installed by an option disk. Siemens instabus EIB 11-1 . However. you may want to set it in the EIB-Tool after the system files have been processed. the following entry has to be made: BKOFF=1 (deactivate) delete entry or: BKOFF=0 (activate) If only some of devices should be exempt from the monitoring. you simple have to remove the physical address of the relevant devices from the list of the known devices via “Services”? ”Devices”? ”Edit list”. the monitoring instrument will consider these as defect. Then the polling cycle starts anew. the system files do “not” have to generated again after that.1 Features description This option is used for the monitoring of bus devices connected to the instabus EIB and for announcing defective devices. for instance. In the tools. It is possible to detect and announce a defective bus device within a time period of six hours (even in the maximum configuration). The exact number of devices to be addressed within these 15 seconds depends on the number of existing bus devices and is automatically calculated by the monitoring programme.Visualisation 11 The “Device Monitoring” Option 11. The monitoring is achieved by cyclically addressing all bus devices known by the Visualisation.

C:\Visualis) with a normal ASCII-editor (e.C. Notepad) In the section [PPEIBDLL] insert the line: MAXOUT=nnnn If you set nnnn to a value between 0 and 10. the following message is displayed in the message window: Device failure: 1. The messages can also happen with an audible signal (e. To adjust the announcement mode. via a speaker for the P. This behavior may be changed to work as follows: The Visualisation may display up to 6000 defective devices at a time. the Visualisation will work in the standard mode (the default mode).23 (= physical address) Of course.Visualisation announcement of defective bus devices If a bus device is detected as defective (it does not respond after it has been addressed). This acoustic messages at a failure of the implement may be activated or deactivated in the EIBTool via EIB parameter? audible signal for failure of implement.1.g. or directly via active speakers by using a sound card). you have to do the following steps: Close the Visualisation Open the file Tools. These devices are polled very quickly to display the return of a defective device as fast as possible. Running in the standard mode the Visualisation is able to display up to 10 defective devices at a time. but without the quick polling algorithm! As a matter of principle all devices are polled in turn. this message is also printed out by the log printer (if connected). and a status change of a device will be displayed in the message window.g.ini inside your Visualisation folder (e.g. If nnnn is between 11 and 6000 all devices are checked in turn. and up to nnnn defective devices are displayed at a time Store the file and start the Visualisation again 11-2 Siemens instabus EIB .

for example. In the “Extra parameters” window of the “Process item definition” it can be defined which event programme is to be started at which change of status of the process item. to use such event programmes for the control of devices whose group address is not contained in the triggering telegram when the status of an actuator or sensor changes. For the creation or modification of event programmes a “Programme editor” window can be opened from the project menu under “Add-Ons” by selecting the “Event programme” item.Visualisation 12 The “Event Programme” Option 12. It is possible. A maximum of 2048 event programmes can be defined. Siemens instabus EIB 12-1 . With the “Calculations/Logic Operations” option the features of the event programme option can be extended by further functions.1 Features features With the event programme option you can create macros.

2 Programme Editor description call The programme editor is used to create event programmes which can be started via an event or via the scheduler.Visualisation 12. ? ? a window of its own where all available process items are listed. The programme editor is called via the “Add-Ons”? “Event programme” menu item of the project menu. ? ? a window of its own where all available commands are listed (these two windows can be displayed or hidden by the “Windows” menu item) ? ? a status field ? ? an information field ? ? a menu with a related tool bar 12-2 Siemens instabus EIB . description of the menu The editor contains: ? ? a large entry field for the creation of the event programme.

After the programme has been successfully compiled. marked items can be copied. deleted or printed. exported.g. options windows compile start 12. A statement must always be terminated by the “semicolon” character. Only successfully compiled programmes can be used. it can be started for a test. pasted.3 Structure of an Event Programme description of syntax An event programme can consist of only one line or a sequence of programme lines. loaded. Here the additional windows can be displayed: ? ? a list of all process items ? ? a list of all available commands ? ? a find function including all programmes defined Starts the compiler procedure.Visualisation The menu bar offers the following functions (the most important items are also available directly via the symbol buttons): file edit Here programmes created can be saved. Here the desired font can be selected.: delay ). If a compiled and stored programme is assigned to a process item. Also search and replace functions can be found here. imported. Here the most recent change during editing can be undone. A compiled programme can be started manually here. Siemens instabus EIB 12-3 . deleted etc. the assigned programme is started by the according change of the status of the process item. Statements must always be written in lower-case letters (e.

) (explanation: the statement above causes a delay of 1. To identify of a process item it must be enclosed in quotation marks and a $ sign must be put in front of it (e.e. delay is 5 minutes). A programme line may contain: assignment: process item= value 1) the assignment of a certain status or value to a process item (example: $"Lighting1"=1. (example: delay(15).5 seconds) process items drag & drop 12-4 Siemens instabus EIB . i. ) delay 3) the definition of a delay in tenths of seconds (integer number between 1 and 3000. because a name of a process item may also contain blanks. the quotation marks are necessary to mark start and end of the name. The process items can also be copied from the process items window into the editor window by “drag&drop”. (example: $"Lighting3"=$"Lighting4".Visualisation commentaries Commentaries (for better understanding of the programme) must be enclosed in /* */ (e. (explanation: the first statement switches on lighting1. All process items listed in the listbox can be used.g. the max. the second dims lighting2 down to 40%) assignment: process item 1 = process item 2 2) the assignment of the status or value of one process item to another process item.g.: /*commentary*/). or $"Lighting2"=40. The delay is running before the next statement is executed.: $"name"). The $ sign is used to mark names of process items.

Visualisation start statement 4) the start statement for another event programme (example: start(“name”).4 Deactivation of the Event Programme deactivation It may be useful for diagnostic reasons to disable the processing of event programmes for a certain time interval: With the help of the “Systemconfig.” programme the event programme option can be disabled by setting the “Event programmes” subtopic under the “AddOns” topic to “no”. It must be terminated by a semicolon. Attention: the activation of the event programmes is only possible. ) (explanation: the name of the programme to be started must be enclosed in quotation marks and brackets directly behind the statement. 12. commentary 5) a commentary text (example: /*lighting conference room ON*/). It is released again by setting this parameter to “yes”. if this option has been enabled via the 20-digit serial number. Siemens instabus EIB 12-5 .

running 12-6 Siemens instabus EIB . however. first out. it can take theoretically up to 30 seconds until the first command of the started event programme is sent. you should pay attention to the fact that no endless loops are generated by event programmes calling one another (e. event programme 1 starts event programme 2. be longer due to the software! If the bus load with telegrams is about 100%. Normally it takes 0. The message line displays whether an event programme has been started and is still in process and if further event programmes have been entered into the queue. If an event programme is finished. after the triggering event has occurred. and thus other event programmes cannot be processed! If an event programme processes a delay statement.Visualisation 12.5 seconds. All other event programmes are stored in a buffer.e. If the START statement is used to start another event programme. it stops as long as has been defined in the delay statement’s parameter.g. strictly sequential processing of the event programmes). i.5 Notes on Programming sequence of processing If more than one event programme is started at the same time by process related events. Thus multiple delay statements can substantially slow down the processing of other event programmes! Therefore the maximum delay time per statement has been limited to 5 minutes! When defining a delay time in a statement it is to be considered that the time defined is a minimum delay time. It may. the next one from the buffer will be processed (first in. only the one triggered first is processed. endless loops delay accuracy of delay times reaction time display: event prog. which in turn starts event programme 1)! This causes the buffer to fill up.

6 Completion of Project Design If the desired event programmes are defined. it is possible to print out the programmes and lists containing the process items used by the programmes for documentation on the standard printer. where two different kinds of lists can be selected and printed out: first a list of programmes containing process items (“Programme .Visualisation 12.e. i. the programme name and the process item name masks can be entered as a filter. Siemens instabus EIB 12-7 . Printout of a programme The programme to be printed out is to be loaded into the editor. If the list contains at least one entry. the “Print” button will be released. the “Prepare” button is to be pressed. When menu item “File”->“Print”->“Programme” is selected. The “OK” button starts printing. all process items in all programmes. Now the list will be generated. When the desired setting is made. Default is “*” in both cases. a dialogue box appears where the header line of the printout (normally the name of the programme) can be entered. pressing it will start the printout. For both. the “Cancel” button cancels the procedure.Process item list”) and second a list of Process items used in programmes (“Process item Programme list”). printing of crossreference lists Via the menu item “File”->“Print”->“Cross Reference” a dialogue box appears.

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g. arithmetic and trigonometric commands and operators and statements for the programme flow. comparing. or a window or a door is still open. the result can be assigned to a process item and be displayed on the screen or printed out. The compiler detects and displays syntactical errors (logic errors in the programme cannot be detected). The result of this check can then be assigned to a process item. possible to check whether the lights are still on in a building. the power can be calculated from voltage and current. With the new features it is e. Furthermore e.Visualisation 13 The “Calculations/Logic Operations” Option description This option extends the instruction set of the event programme editor by logic. The programmes entered in a special programming language must be compiled before saving.g. Note: The “Calculations/Logic Operations” option requires the “Event Programme” option! applications programming language 13-1 Siemens instabus EIB . so that this information may be displayed on the screen or printed out. or a window shade is still closed.

(defines Lamp1 as integer variable) (defines Lamp2 as floating point variable). The following two variable types can be used: “int” (integer number) and “real” (floating point number). example INT variables REAL variables INT variables (integer numbers) have a range of values from 0 up to +-2147483647.2250738585072014 E-308 up to +-1. REAL variables (floating point numbers) have a range of values from +-2.7976931348623158 E+308.g. 100.45). Siemens instabus EIB 13-2 . int Lamp1. each variable is to be assigned to one of these data types. real Lamp2. Here it is to be noted that there must be no blank before and behind the “E” character. The name of a variable may be up to 32 characters long and must start with a character or an “underscore” sign. Besides this notation also the exponential notation can be used for very large or very small numbers.1 Instruction Set Variables description names of variables types of variables Within an event programme variables can be used in order to simplify the programme and to reduce telegram traffic. Instead of a comma (as in Germany) the period is used to mark decimal places (e.Visualisation 13.

Visualisation In addition to this there are predefined variables which can only be read: day of the week weekday current number of the day of the week (1-7, 1=Monday) current day of the current month (1-31) current month (1-12) current year (e.g.: 1994) current week of the year (1-52) current time (e.g.: 1309, first the hours, then the minutes without separating character) number of error after accessing a process item (0-not error)

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Constants PI ................ the value 3.141592654 E ................. the value 2.718281828 Labels Labels can be addressed by goto or gosub commands. The structure of a label is as follows: L.any characters or numbers: (remember termination by colon!)

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example of a little loop: i=0; L.Start: i=i+1; if (i<<10) goto L.Start;

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Comparison Operators comparison operators > < >= <= == != greater smaller greater or equal to smaller or equal to equal to not equal to

Arithmetic Operators arithmetic Operators = + * / assignment (of a new status or value to a variable or process item) addition subtraction multiplication division

abs (x) delivers the absolute value of x pow (x1,x2) delivers x1 to the power of x2 exp (x) delivers e to the power of x log (x) delivers the logarithm to the base 10 of x ln (x) delivers the logarithm to the base e of x sqrt (x) delivers the square root of x Trigonometric Functions trigonometric functions rad deg sin cos (d) (r) (r) (r) converts degrees (d) into radians converts radians (r) into degrees calculates the sine of r (radians) calculates the cosine of r (radians)

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Visualisation Conditions/Control Commands while loop while (cond) command; as long the condition “cond” is fulfilled, the command is executed example: while (a) { a=a+1; b=b+2; }; if (cond) command 1; else command 2; if the condition “cond” is fulfilled, command 1 is executed. If it is not fulfilled, command 2 is executed example: if (a==1) a=2; else {a=3;b=4;}

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Note: If the “else” statement is omitted, the programme continues with the next statement. Jump Instruction goto goto L.JumpingLabel; Jump to the defined jumping label. Jumps to the location for which the jumping label has been defined. Subroutine Call gosub L.JumpingLabel; Jump to a subroutine. Jumps to the defined jumping label and returns due to a return statement. example: gosub L.label; . . L.label: . . return

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Visualisation Set/Read User Flags setflag($"ProcessItem",FlagNumber,Status); Sets the addressed user flag of a process item to the desired status. Status=getflag($"ProcessItem",FlagNumber); Reads the status of the according user flag of the process item. Initialise Process Item / Process Item Status Check initstate($"ProcessItem") When a picture is started the process items used in it are automatically initialised. However, in a start programme this is not the case. Process items needed may not be available. By using “initstate” the required process items can be initialised as privileged. Whether the process item has successfully been initialised can be checked via “getstate” (cf. below). This command is only useful in start programmes. status=getstate($"ProcessItem", StatusNumber) Reads the status information of a process item. Only the “0” (zero) parameter of the status number is supported at the moment (i.e. online status). Values fed back to the “status” variable for the online status: 0 offline <0 process item does not exist >0 online, process item has been initialised Load Picture picture (x); Loads the picture with the number x

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Play Wave File play (“ding.wav”); Plays a wave file (.WAV), only possible with a sound card!

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Visualisation Audible Signal beep; Starts the PC beeper. It beeps until it is acknowledged by the operator. Printing Texts/Variables print (Variable, HintTextNumber); or print (“Text”, hintTextNumber); Prints the contents of a variable and/or a hint text If the hintTextNumber is 0, no text will be output. If any text is to be printed out, this text – enclosed in quotation marks in the print statement – may also contain the following: \n (line feed) \f (form feed) \\ (print “\” character) End of Programme end; Terminates the programme (the statement is not required at the end of the programme; it can e.g. be used to terminate the programme in an if statement, if the condition is not fulfilled). Bracket Terms Bracket terms can be used to clearly define and indicate the sequence of processing of complex operations and calculations. example: "RELEASE"=($"LAMP1" AND $"LAMP2") OR (NOT $"LAMP3");

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description When event programmes are started it is distinguished – depending on how they are started – between ?? Event programme calls via the scheduler and ?? Event programme calls by events. If an event programme is called although the previous event programme of the same calling type is still running, the new call is not performed immediately, but is entered into a queue, sorted according to its priority. After the previous event programme has been terminated, the next call is taken from the queue and is performed. queue Consequently, there are two queues: ?? A queue for event programmes called via the scheduler. ?? A queue for event programmes called by an event. This means two event programmes can be performed at the same time, one called by the scheduler and one called by an event on the bus. In order to have a monitoring possibility in projects calling a lot of event programmes in order to see which programmes are currently being performed and which event programmes are still in the queue, the “Programme Manager” function may be used and evaluated. call The function is called via the “Add-Ons”? “Programme Manager” menu item:

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Display of the Active Event Programmes – Called by Events event programme via an event In the upper part of the dialogue box all event programmes called by an event are listed in a bar display: line A : Here the event programme currently running is represented. lines 1 - 7 : Here all event programmes which are currently in the queue are displayed, sorted according to the defined priority. By clicking on the corresponding bar the name of the event programme concerned is displayed in the “Programme name” field, and the hint text which has been assigned to the programme is displayed in the “Programme hint” field. The event programme marked (the corresponding bar) can be removed from the queue by pressing the “Remove” button.

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Display of the Workload by Event Programmes display of the workload In the lower part of the dialogue box there is a graphic display for the workload of ?? event programmes called by an event.7 : Here all event programmes which are currently in the queue. By clicking on the corresponding bar the name of the according event programme is displayed in the “Programme name” field. The event programme marked (the corresponding bar) can be removed from the queue by pressing the “Remove” button.Visualisation Display of the Active Event Programmes – Called by the Scheduler event programmes via scheduler In the middle part of the dialogue box all event programmes called by the scheduler are listed in a bar display: line A : Here the event programme currently running is represented. and ?? event programmes called by the scheduler. Siemens instabus EIB 13-10 . sorted according to the defined priority. A third bar represents the capacity still available for the call of event programmes. lines 1 . and the hint text which has been assigned to the programme is displayed in the “Programme hint” field. are displayed.

Services of the maintenance staff due to such errors are fully charged. It is also to be noted that the “Calculations/Logic Operations” Option is primarily used to extend the display capabilities and not to replace a PLC for process control. the use of these statements should be avoided. As such errors cannot be detected by the compiler. 13-11 Siemens instabus EIB .3 Incorrect Programming notes Due to incorrect use of the statements while goto gosub programme loops can be generated which lead to a locking of event programmes or scheduler programmes.Visualisation 13.

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Up to 99 jobs can be assigned to one time setting.Visualisation 14 The “Time Manager” Option 14. The PC internal system clock is the basis for date and time. The time jobs for all week variables are defined and managed in the “Time Manager” add-on. in order to edit these old day-related programmes they must then be imported into the new time manager (the appropriate function is included). With the help of an annual calendar. A job may be: ?? starting pictures ?? displaying hint texts ?? enabling/disabling printer ?? starting event programmes ?? executing process-item commands With the week variable. If the previous version of the time manager was used to define time jobs in an existing project.1 Features description system clock day / time settings The Time Manager of the “Visualisation instabus” is a multifunctional time switch on PC base. Note: The “Time Manager” option requires the “event programme” option. However. kinds of jobs week variable Siemens instabus EIB 14-1 . These day programmes then can be distributed over the year. up to 99 time settings per day can be entered. they are still carried out until the new time manager is started. process-item commands can be parameterised which are time-dependent on the day of the week.

There are four modes: mode 1: mode 2: mode 3: mode 4: edit day programmes set day programmes display parameterise week variables The appropriate mode is called by pressing the buttons at the top line of the screen.Visualisation 14. principle of function After starting the time manager you are in the “Display” mode. In this mode all jobs of the current day are displayed.2 Structure calling the time manager The time manager is called from the project menu (no picture opened) via the “Add-Ons”? “Time Manager” menu item. 14-2 Siemens instabus EIB .

Each field of the table corresponds to a day programme. If the field is displayed with a yellow background. A maximum number of 32 time/ jobs lists can be defined and each day programme has its own number (1 to 32) and a freely definable name. the corresponding day programme contains one or more time jobs.Visualisation 14. it will be displayed with a border and in the lower left part of the screen its name and its related time/job list will be displayed. Up to 99 jobs can be assigned to each time. Siemens instabus EIB 14-3 . In the upper half of the screen the 32 possible day programmes are displayed as a list. If a field is selected by the mouse.3 Editing Day Programmes description A day programme is a list of times of day.

14. If more than one job is assigned to a time. However. This assignment is displayed in the lower left part of the screen as a table containing two columns.Visualisation 14.3.2 Definition of Time Jobs description In the time/job list on a day programme jobs are assigned to times of day. Name and time/jobs list will automatically be stored when the edit mode is quit or another day programme is selected from the list. The first column contains the time. and now the list with the jobs is displayed.3. 14-4 Siemens instabus EIB .1 Changing the Name of a Day Programme First the day programme to be changed must be selected from the table of day programmes Now the name of the day programme can be entered into the entry field. the corresponding job field can be selected with the mouse. normally only the first item is displayed. the second column contains the related jobs.

The following types of jobs are available: Start Prg. The time can also be adjusted with the two arrow symbols which appear after selection. If an existing time is to be modified. Here all the pictures of the Visualisation are listed which can be called via the time manager.Visualisation adding/changing times If a new time is to be defined. Now one of the elements of this list can be selected with the mouse and can be dragged into the desired job field while keeping the left mouse button pressed. the marked job is dropped and appears in the job field next to the time. the appropriate field is to be selected. Then the desired time can be entered. an empty field in the time list is to be selected. a list with the available elements is displayed to its right. If one of these types is selected with the mouse. Start Pic Here all event programmes available are listed which can be called via the time manager. the jobs can be defined in the corresponding line of the job column. Siemens instabus EIB 14-5 . When the mouse button is released. adding jobs If a time has been entered into the time column. Beside the time/job list of the day programme a list of job types is displayed.

If a printer job is assigned. a dialogue box appears where you define to which PCs the text is to be sent to. Currently only process items of the “single state messages/commands” data type can be controlled by the time manager. 14-6 Siemens instabus EIB . a dialogue box appears where the desired value is to be entered (0 or 1). process items Here all available process items are listed which can be changed via a command. When a process-item related job is assigned. change printer There are two possible jobs: “Printer on” and “Printer off”.Visualisation Send Text Here all hint texts defined in the current project are listed. a dialogue box appears where the corresponding printer is to be selected. When a job for sending a text is defined.

if required. move the mouse pointer to the time to be duplicated and press the left mouse button. and the selected area is displayed with coloured background: Siemens instabus EIB 14-7 . select the job to be deleted with the mouse pointer and press the left mouse button and. Keep the mouse button pressed.3 Copying/Deleting Time or Jobs description duplicate time / jobs Times and jobs within one day can be copied or deleted using the following functions: You have the possibility to automatically define the jobs which remain unchanged within one day and which are to be performed repeatedly within a certain time interval. delete time / jobs If all jobs of a time entry or all time entries with related jobs are to be deleted. and the selected area is displayed with coloured background: If the “Dupl. Now the mouse button can be released. default: 60 minutes). Now the mouse button can be released.3. To do this. you can use the “Delete Time/Jobs” button. move the mouse to the related time field by keeping the mouse button pressed. Now extend the selected area by moving the mouse pointer (keep the button pressed) for as many time fields as you want to define new times. additional time/job fields can be selected. The entered times are computed from the first time entry plus the time increment (adjustable in the options section. and the related times will automatically be entered into the corresponding time fields. To do this. while the mouse pointer is moved to the related job field. the first job entry will be copied to all selected fields.Visualisation 14. By keeping the mouse button pressed. Time/Jobs” button is pressed.

If the job to be deleted is not displayed.g. If multiple day programmes are to be copied. 14. To do this.3. it must first be selected from the job list. 14-8 Siemens instabus EIB . This job will then be deleted by pressing the “Remove Job” button.4 Copying/Deleting Day Programmes description As programmes for individual days often have similar settings in most time manager applications – e. delete individual jobs You can also delete individual jobs of a defined time. select the according job field. First the day programme to be copied is selected with the mouse. there are only small differences between programmes for Mondays and Tuesdays – you have the possibility to copy or duplicate already defined day programmes. copy/insert day programmes The jobs are copied into the desired day programmes by using the clipboard.Visualisation If the “Delete Time/Jobs” button is pressed. they are also to be selected by keeping the mouse button pressed. all selected fields will be deleted. The selected area is now displayed with coloured background.

the day programme first selected is copied into all selected fields.Visualisation All selected day programmes are copied into the clipboard by pressing the “Copy” button. Siemens instabus EIB 14-9 . If the “Delete” button is pressed now. this can easily be performed by the “Duplicate” function. If the “Duplicate” button is pressed now. Now the field for the day programme where the copied programmes are to be inserted is to be selected by the mouse. The action is carried out by pressing the “Paste” button. Select the day programme to be duplicated by the mouse and select the area where the programme is to be copied by keeping the mouse button pressed. duplicate day programme If you want to copy a day programme repeatedly. Select the day programme to be deleted or mark an area to be deleted by keeping the mouse button pressed. all selected day programmes will be deleted. delete day programme This function is used to delete all times and jobs of one or more day programmes.

press the “Take step” button to activate the new setting. day programmes can be stored in a data base and can be loaded again.Visualisation 14. Time/Jobs” function in edit mode can be adjusted here.5 Editing Day Programmes – Options In the “Options” section (press “Options” button with the mouse) edit settings can be changed. time step The time increment which is used for the “Dupl. After entering the new value (in minutes). save day programmes 14-10 Siemens instabus EIB .3. event programmes used in day programmes can be searched for texts and day programmes can be printed out. For archiving purposes day programmes selected before by the mouse can be stored under a name in a data base by pressing the “Save” button.

Siemens instabus EIB 14-11 . The name of this process item can be entered into the entry field.Visualisation load day programmes Day programmes archived before can be loaded again by pressing the “Load” button.” jobs were used in the day programmes it may be required to know whether a certain process item is used in these programmes. The programmes will be inserted at the position selected before by the mouse. import day programmes Day programmes generated by the former calendar time manager can be loaded by using the “Import” button. make list of event programmes If the “Start Prg. The programme will be inserted at the position which has been selected by the mouse before. The old programmes are located in the project directory as individual files named “DayMonthYear.CAL”. The file to be imported can be selected from the combo box. and a name is to be defined for the loaded programme. Archived day configurations can be deleted from the data base using the load or the delete dialogue box. To save hard disk storage we recommend deleting all old day programmes no longer used with the “Delete” button.

print The jobs of the selected day programmes or the result of the search for event programmes can be printed out.” button: For generating and editing event programmes see Chapter 12: “The Event Programme Option”. The printout is started with the “Print” button 14. all day programmes selected before are searched for event programmes.3.Visualisation By pressing the “Start search” button. calling the editor 14-12 Siemens instabus EIB .6 Editing Event Programme description In order to generate new event programmes or to edit existing programmes. If the search text is contained at least once in an event programme. the editor for event programmes can directly be called from the time manager: The editor for event programmes is called by pressing the “Event prog. the name of the programme is included into the list below. In the event programmes found the search text will be searched.

week day Siemens instabus EIB 14-13 .4. There are seven days of the week (Monday to Sunday) which can be related to a day programme. This assignment is made in mode 2: “Set Day Programme”. For instance the day programme assigned to “Wednesday” will be carried out every Wednesday.1 Sorts of Days There are three sorts of days: every day The day programme assigned to the “every day” sort of day will be carried out on every day of the year. it is required to define the days on which the day programmes have to be carried out. 14.4 Setting Day Programme description After day programmes have been defined.Visualisation 14.

If a day programme is to be assigned to a day. December 24th of each year) or longer periods (e. By releasing the mouse button the assignment is made. holidays) some jobs are not to be valid.2 Assign Day Programmes description In the second mode a list with the available days and the related day programmes is displayed on the left of the screen. from June 1st.g.g. 1996. 1996). However.4. Therefore it is possible to define up to 128 periods of special days to which day programmes can be assigned. These special days may be individual single days (e.Visualisation special day The first two sorts of days allow to handle most of the jobs to be done repeatedly. for special time periods of the year (e. 14-14 Siemens instabus EIB . until July 1st. The day programme can now be dragged on the desired day by keeping the mouse button pressed. If a day programme is to be deleted from a day. On the right all day programmes defined in mode 1 are listed. 14. the day programme “00:Delete” is to be dragged on the day programme to be deleted. the day programme is to be selected by the mouse.g. Also general definitions of a day such as the first day of the 30th week of the year are possible.

With a normal date only day and month and. the year is to be entered.Visualisation 14.g. Here the special day can be changed. “Week”. If a time period is to be defined. the dialogue box “Define Date” is displayed. the checkmark in the “Year” checkbox is to be removed.3 Defining / Changing Special Days description If an entry is deleted from the list of special days by double clicking with the mouse. deleted or checked. if necessary. If only the day is selected. With a general description at a date the period can be defined corresponding to the checkmarks set at “Day”. If the date is not to be assigned to a certain year. define special day First a descriptive name for the special day should be entered. Siemens instabus EIB 14-15 . the number entered defines the absolute number of the day in a year (e. Now there is a choice between a normal date or a general description of a date. the checkbox “until date” is to be checked and the second date is also to be entered. The date will then be valid for every year. “Month” and “Year”.4. the 214th day of a year).

week and month are selected. 14-16 Siemens instabus EIB .Visualisation If day and week are selected. Independent of the kind of date (normal or general) a number of days can be added to the date (setting “Add days to definition”) to be able to realise a definition such as: “40 days after February 1. If day. the number of day represents the day of the week (1 up to 7) and the number of week represents the week of the year (1 up to 52). It can also be defined – as with the normal date – whether the general date is to be assigned to a certain year or not and whether a time period is to be defined or not. the week represents the week of month (1 up to 5) and the month represents the month of year (1 up to 12). the day represents the day of week. 1996.

the setting should be verified by pressing the “Check” button. A dialogue box will be displayed where a complete year is graphically displayed. Blue boxes represent days not included in the definition and red boxes represent days included in the definition. Siemens instabus EIB 14-17 .Visualisation check definition After completing the definition of the date. Each box in the display represents a day. delete special day If a definition for a special day is to be deleted completely. The year can be changed by pressing the +/– buttons. the special day is to be selected by double clicking and the “Delete” button of the dialogue box is to be pressed.

settings Here the number of special days available (1 up to 128) can be entered. as a shortcut. you can select the corresponding day to which the day programme is assigned and press the “Edit Day Prg. 14. The corresponding dialogue box is displayed by the “Set Options” button. you can switch to mode 1 by pressing the graphic button. It will automatically be switched to mode 1 and the according day programme will automatically be selected.4 Editing Assigned Day Programmes description If you want to edit an assigned day programme.” button.4. However. After the “Print” button has been pressed. print 14-18 Siemens instabus EIB .Visualisation 14. Take over the new setting by the “Take” button. select the appropriate day programme and edit it.5 Assign Day Programme – Options description The number of special days available can be defined and the list of assignments can be printed out via the assignment options.4. the current list of assignments is being printed via the standard printer.

if there is a day programme “A” which is assigned to Wednesday and a day programme “B” which is assigned to every day. Therefore “B” will not be executed on Wednesdays. Here the basic evaluation logic of the time manager can be defined. the programme of a week day – if there is one – will be executed. the “A” programme has higher priority. priorities In general jobs of special days have a higher priority than jobs of week days. it will be executed. The time manager is preset in a way that always only the jobs of one sort of day are executed: If there is a day programme of a special day. the programme from the every day section will be executed. Siemens instabus EIB 14-19 . if in “A” there are only a few jobs to be executed in addition to the normal daily programme “B”. if not. Now the jobs of both day programmes will be executed. However.6 Order description The corresponding dialogue box is displayed by pressing the “Order” button.Visualisation 14. and if there is none. For instance.4. and these have a higher priority than jobs of the “every day” section. the setting “Week day + handle daily jobs additionally” is to be selected.

this can be defined in the “Order” dialogue box. If day programmes were defined before using the old time manager. All new definitions and settings will be ignored for this time. if you want to continue using the old definitions for some time until the change to the new time manager is completed. It may. Jobs of the old time manager 14-20 Siemens instabus EIB . Jobs of week variables If time jobs of week variables are to be suppressed (see chapter 14. the new definitions and settings will take place after the old jobs have been switched off again. These programmes can then be imported in mode 1 and integrated into the new time manager. Otherwise these jobs are mixed with the jobs of the day programmes.Visualisation In this way you can mix day programmes. these old day programmes will be switched off.6). In every case you should use mode 3 (“Display”) to check a certain number of days. After the new time manager is started for the first time. they are still valid and will be executed as long as the new time manager described here is not be started. it is possible to select “Handle only jobs from old calendar time manager”. become confusing if inadequately programmed. however. if this should be required. if you enable mixing. However.

the status line at the bottom of the screen displays the day programme and the assignment the job is coming from. It can also be seen from which day programmes and assignments these jobs are coming from. Siemens instabus EIB 14-21 . In the lower half of the screen there is a detailed list containing the jobs to be executed on the selected day.5 Display description With mode 3 “Display” it is possible to check in detail for every day of the year. operation The display consists of three sections: in the upper half of the screen there is a calendar which is used to select the desired day.Visualisation 14. at which time jobs are to be executed. If a time job is selected by the mouse.

14-22 Siemens instabus EIB .5. it will automatically be switched to mode 4 “Parameterise week variable”.” button. The corresponding dialogue box is displayed by pressing the “Display Options” button. It will automatically be switched to mode 1 and the according day programme will automatically be selected. you can switch to mode 1 by pressing the graphic button.5. For the description of the dialogue box see chapter 14. 14.Visualisation 14. However. Here the general evaluation logic of the time programmes can be set.6. 14. as a shortcut you can select the corresponding day to which the day programme is assigned and press the “Edit Day Prg. If the job is coming from a week variable. select the appropriate day programme and edit it.3 Display–Options description Via the display options.1 Editing Corresponding Day Programmes description If an assigned day programme is to be edited.5. the setting for the help for using the graphic buttons can be changed and the assignment of jobs to a date or time period can be printed.4.2 Order description Via the “Order” button the according dialogue box will be displayed.

Here the range of date can be entered which is to be printed out. print Siemens instabus EIB 14-23 . the according lists containing the time jobs will be printed out via the standard printer. This help can also be disabled. According to your requirements It can be displayed if the mouse cursor touches the button or by pressing the right mouse button.Visualisation settings for toolbar As a programme feature you may display a short help text (tool tip) for each of the graphic buttons. The new settings are taken over by the “Take” button. If only a certain date is to be printed. the same date is to be entered as start date and end date When the “Print” button is pressed.

In addition. “Delete” and “Delete all” buttons. 14-24 Siemens instabus EIB . operation The dialogue box for the parameterisation of the week variable consists of two sections: in the upper half of the screen there is a list containing all process items available for week variables.6 Parameterisation of Week Variable description In mode 4 (“Week variable”) it is possible to enable process items for the use in week variables.Visualisation 14. Currently only process items of the “Single state messages/commands” can be used for the week variable. The list can be modified via the “Add”. here the settings for all week variables can be managed and checked without the need to open the according pictures containing the week variables.

ATTENTION: all week variables containing this process item will automatically be switched off! By pressing the “Delete all” button. If a process item shall no longer be evaluated by the time manager.Visualisation When the “Add” button is pressed. a dialogue box containing all process items of the “Single state messages/commands” data type will appears. The desired process item can now be selected from the dialogue box and dragged into the list by keeping the mouse button pressed. Siemens instabus EIB 14-25 . it is to be selected from the list and the “Delete” button is to be pressed. the process item will be taken over into the list of process items for the week variable and will be evaluated by the time manager. all process items for the week variable will be removed from the list. When the mouse button is released.

the programme asks whether the changes are to be stored or not when the process item is changed or the dialogue box is closed. the “Save” button in the variable is to be pressed. There are three time grids: 1 hour. a process item of a week variable generates a command at the beginning of a day (at 0:01). “Job every time” generates a command for each of the time grids set (e. After all settings have been made. The value settings of the variable can be changed as described in chapter 7. If this is omitted. 30 minutes and 15 minutes. The desired grid can be selected from the combo box.Visualisation In the lower half of the screen the setting of the week variable for a certain process item is displayed. in order to start each day with the value set. Generally. if the corresponding item in the “Order” dialogue box is activated. 14-26 Siemens instabus EIB .g. for every hour). The jobs of the week variables are only evaluated. You can select one of two evaluation modes: “Job on changing values” generates jobs only if the value changes in the corresponding day. In mode 3 (“Display”) also the jobs of the week variables are displayed.

8 Deactivating the Time Manager deactivation It may be useful for diagnostic reasons to deactivate the time manager for a certain period of time: Call the “Systemconfig. Siemens instabus EIB 14-27 . All the data entered will be saved and the time manager will be exited by pressing the “Close” button.Visualisation 14.7 Exiting the Time Manager description After all settings in the time manager have been made and the documentation has been printed out. if this option has been released via the according option disk. You have returned to the project menu of the Visualisation.” programme: the time manager can be disabled with the setting “No” of the “time manager” subtopic from the “Extensions” topic for a certain project. Note: The activation of the time manager is only possible. the project planning with the time manager is terminated. The setting “Yes” will enable the time manager again. The jobs you have defined are now being performed in the background at the configured times. close 14.

the “Run time jobs” window will be displayed. calling the jobs to be followed-up Now these jobs can be called via the “Clock” symbol button in the lower right corner of the screen: When this button is operated. For this purpose all the jobs of the current day starting at midnight are checked whether they have already been performed or not. Here all jobs are listed which have not been performed on this day. because they should have been performed before the computer was switched on.9 How to Follow up Jobs description If the PC is started for the first time or restarted after a power failure. these jobs are stored in a buffer. and therefore have an according marking. 14-28 Siemens instabus EIB . If jobs are found which have not yet been performed.Visualisation 14. the time manager will synchronise itself automatically to the current time.

until all jobs are removed from the list.e. If the job is not to be followed up. 3. if necessary! The time manager requires a PC with an INTEL 486 or later processor type.). In a hardware configuration with a 386 processor the Visualisation may be run.) Repeat items 1. press the “Remove” button ? the job will be cancelled.) up to 3. is to be cancelled. Adjust it. Please check whether date and time of the PC are set correctly. i. press the “Start” button ? the job will be performed.) Mark the relevant job.) If the job is to be followed up. In order not to forget this procedure it is useful to display a text containing the according request for the operator the day before or the day of the time shift.Visualisation cancel / follow-up jobs You can now decide whether these jobs are to be cancelled or followed up: 1. notes set system clock The time manager uses the internal PC system clock as a basis for the processing of the time jobs! This means that the summer or winter time has to be adjusted manually. The dialogue box is closed via the “Close” button. but not the time manager! attention type of processor Siemens instabus EIB 14-29 . 2.

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250. It provides the possibility to cyclically record states (e. the cycle time can be selected as 15s. Depending on the group. 10000 entries per track for all tracks of the according group. installation on or off. threedimensional). 1000. window open or closed) and values (e. brightness. 15min. 150. bars. 30 min. 24h. evaluation cycle time record length Siemens instabus EIB 15-1 . temperature. In the value recorder up to 32 groups can be defined: groups / tracks Group 1 can have up to 8 tracks (i. 30s.g. consumption) and to store recorded data on hard disk. 1h. The record length can be selected from 50. The preselected time is valid for all tracks of the according group. ?? Group 2 can have up to 16 tracks with a minimum cycle time of 30 seconds. 500. 100. and the current picture can be printed out as a hardcopy. 3h.g. ?? Groups 3 up to 32 can have up to 64 tracks with a minimum cycle time of 1 minute. 5min. two-dimensional. 5000. 1min. 12h. The data stored on the hard disk can be displayed on the screen as diagrams (lines. cyclically recorded process items) with a minimum cycle time of 15 seconds. 6h.e. 2000.Visualisation 15 The “Value Recorder” Option description The “value recorder” option is a replacement for a dottedline recording instrument.

Each group can be parameterised before and then be set to active mode or can remain inactive. Thus each of the groups 3 up to 32 may occupy 6. group Each group can be stored and addressed under a certain name (identifier).g. track interrupts EXCEL V 15-2 Siemens instabus EIB . the cyclic recording for this group will immediately be stopped. If cyclic recording of data has been interrupted for one or for all groups (e. etc. If there is insufficient hard disk storage. If an active group is selected for parameterisation. 10.) there will be gaps in the recording which are also displayed as gaps in the diagrams. If a new group is defined (“New”). As the record length per group can be preset in the range from 50 up to 10. by a dialogue for parameterisation.000 entries per track. Before the dialogue is exited. the oldest data will be overwritten by the new data.5 MB on the hard disk. the amount of storage required by the value recorder may be reduced.Visualisation storage The storage per group is organised as a ring buffer for max. an error message will be generated. If the buffer is full. PC switched off. and each track can be set to active or passive mode. A stored group can also be completely exported to EXCEL V and can be processed and displayed there.000 entries per track. this group must first be switched to the active mode again by pressing the “OK” button. power failure. Each track of a group can be assigned to a name (identifier). the required amount of storage will immediately be reserved on the hard disk.

To print the recorded data or to convert data to the EXCEL format.Visualisation 15. To select the group to be displayed.1 Structure call The main window of the value recorder is called from the project menu (no picture open) by the “Add-Ons”? “value recorder” menu item. To close the value recorder window. Siemens instabus EIB 15-3 . menu bar settings display options close The different functions are called via the menu bar in the lower part of the screen. To parameterise the desired groups.

5000 or 10000 items) 15-4 Siemens instabus EIB . the following information is also displayed: ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? procedure group name record length cycle time tracks total/used active/inactive 1. 250.) Enter a name for the group describing the information to be displayed (max. 12 characters). 100.Visualisation 15.) Mark the number of the group you want to use 2. 2000. 3. In a table all group numbers are displayed (1 up to 32) and if there are groups already parameterised. 1000. 500.) Select the record length for the group (50. 150.2 Creating New Groups description Via the “Settings” button the “Recording Settings” dialogue box is displayed in which a group is assigned to a name the record length and cycle time may be selected and groups can be set to active or inactive.

12h or 24h 5. 15min.g.) The new group is drawn up under the marked number by pressing the “new” button. 1h. 15. 12h or 24h in group 2 : 30s.) The new settings are assigned to the marked group by pressing the “change” button. 1min.) If the new group is to be active. 12h or 24h in groups 3 up to 32: 1min. 3. perform the following steps: procedure 1.) Select the desired cycle time for the recording of the new group: in group 1 : 15s. 6h. “Active” is to be marked.) Correct the settings of the group. 30min.Visualisation 4. 6.e.3 Editing Existing Groups description If e. 15min. 3h. 3h. 30min. 15min. 3h. Siemens instabus EIB 15-5 . 30min. 5min. 1h. data is to be recorded after the setting has been terminated. 5min. 5min. 6h. i. 1h. 1min. the record length or the cycle time of an existing group is to be changed. 6h. 2.) In the “Recording Settings” dialogue box mark the group to be corrected by double-clicking ? the data configured is displayed. 30s.

4 Deleting Existing Groups description To delete a complete group of the current project. If recorded data are available for this group.Visualisation 15. the “export” button is offered (see figure above).) The marked group including its assigned tracks is deleted and removed from the group overview window by pressing the “delete” button. Thus recorded files from other projects can be imported.) In the “Recording Settings” dialogue box mark the group to be corrected by double-clicking 2. Note: The “delete” function cannot be undone. the according file can be exported.5 Exporting Existing Group/Importing Groups If a group is marked in the “Recording Settings” dialogue box. the “import” button is offered. 15. 15-6 Siemens instabus EIB . If an empty group entry is marked. perform the following steps: procedure 1.

3.) Mark the desired track number. 2. 12 characters). number in group 2 : max.) Enter a name for the track describing the information to be recorded (max. All tracks of the current group are displayed in a table. the “Track parameters” Siemens instabus EIB 15-7 . number in groups 3 to 32: 8 tracks 16 tracks 64 tracks Each track is assigned to a process item whose status is to be recorded. 5. procedure 1. number in group 1 : max. 4.) Press the “edit” button ? window will be called.) In the list of process items mark the one whose status you want to record with this track.Visualisation 15.) Mark the group in which you want to define tracks.6 Defining Tracks description Now for all groups the tracks to be recorded are to be defined: max.

) The settings are taken over into the marked track by pressing the “set” button.Visualisation 6.) The tracks changed are assigned to the current group by pressing the “OK” button. cyclically recorded in the current group.) The new settings are assigned to the marked track by pressing the “set” button.7 Correcting Existing Tracks description If another process item is to be assigned to an existing group. 15-8 Siemens instabus EIB . 4. 9.) Repeat steps 3.) Mark the track to be changed by double-clicking on it ? the current settings of the marked track are displayed.) The defined tracks are assigned to the current group by pressing the “OK” button. mark “Active”. 2. i. 3.) Make the new settings for this track. 7. 8.) until all tracks of this group have been defined. 15.e. perform the following steps: procedure 1.) If the track is to be active.) to 7. and the menu is exited.

the “Track parameters” 3. the deletion of one or all tracks cannot be undone. With the “delete all” button.” button ? menu will be displayed.) Now mark the track which is to be deleted. all the existing tracks of the current group are deleted. 2. irrespective of the track marked. Siemens instabus EIB 15-9 . Note: The “delete” and “delete all” functions are irrevocable.) The marked track will be deleted and be removed from the list by pressing the “delete” button.Visualisation 15. i.e. 4...) Press the “edit.8 Deleting Existing Tracks description procedure If individual tracks or all tracks of a group are to be deleted. perform the following steps: 1.) Mark the group tracks which are to be deleted by doubleclicking on them in the “Recording Settings” menu.

settings The following settings can be defined: ?? colour the axes and the background shall have.Visualisation 15. ?? how the recorded data is to be represented on the screen.9 Parameterise Display description The “Display Group” dialogue box for the parameterisation of the display is opened via “Display”. ?? into how many sections the y axis is to be subdivided. ?? the range of values which is to be represented for the individual tracks. ?? which group and which tracks of this group are to be displayed. 15-10 Siemens instabus EIB .

Select the colour in which the selected track is to be displayed.Visualisation select group In the upper part of the dialogue box all defined groups are listed (see “Create New Group”). If a track is not to be displayed. Now the number of measuring points to be displayed simultaneously can be changed via “Display max. Mark the desired group.”. Siemens instabus EIB 15-11 . parameterise display of tracks Select the desired track of the current group under “Track”. deactivate it via “Display track”. Now the range of values which is to be represented must be defined for the selected track: entry of the minimum value of the track (= 0% in the diagram) entry of the maximum value of the track (=100% in the diagram) This procedure is to be repeated for all tracks of the current group.

Display as a line diagram: line diagram line diagram (filled) Display as a line diagram (filled) : 15-12 Siemens instabus EIB .10 Type of Display description For the graphic representation of the recorded measuring points you can choose from eight different types of display.Visualisation 15. Displaying the data as a table is also possible.

Visualisation area diagram Display as an area diagram: area diagram (filled) Display as an area diagram (filled): Siemens instabus EIB 15-13 .

Visualisation bar diagram Display as a bar diagram: bar diagram (overlapping) Display as a bar diagram (overlapping): 15-14 Siemens instabus EIB .

Visualisation stack diagram Display as a stack diagram: stack diagram (overlapping) Display as a stackdiagram (overlapping): Siemens instabus EIB 15-15 .

Visualisation table Display as a table: selection Select the desired type of display by marking the respective item. Note: Some types of display (areas. Then there will be a change to the fastest type of display. Therefore it is often useful to reduce the value in “Display max.. stacks) need some time building up if there are a lot of data.... values at a time”.. : . Moreover it is possible to the building up of a picture by using the “ESC” button. 15-16 Siemens instabus EIB .

e. colour of axes) and the background colour of the diagram can be selected. background Change display of axes In this dialogue the colour of the diagram (i.Visualisation colour of axes. scaling of axes Additionally the grid for the scaling of the Y axis can be switched off via the “Show Y axis lines” function: Without Y axis lines: Siemens instabus EIB 15-17 .

For this purpose there are the “Save” and “Load” buttons in the “Group Display” dialogue box: 15-18 Siemens instabus EIB .Visualisation With Y axis lines: 15. Thus they can be recalled at any moment.11 Saving/Loading Display Parameters description You have the possibility to save or load display parameters under a name. and the individual parameters must not be entered anew.

) Select an existing configuration via double-clicking (this configuration will then be overwritten) or enter a new name (max.) Set the display parameters according to your needs in the “Group Display” dialogue box (see “Parameterise Display” section).) Press the “Save” button ? the current display parameters will be saved under the name entered.) Press the “Save” button” ? dialogue box will be displayed: the “Save Settings” In this dialogue box all display parameters already saved are listed. 2. 3.) Press the “Load” button” in the “Display Group” dialogue box ? the “Load Settings” dialogue box will be displayed”: Siemens instabus EIB 15-19 . 16 characters).Visualisation save display parameters 1. load display parameters With this function display settings already saved can be recalled: 1. 4.

3. 2. 3. the following dialogue box will be displayed: Selecting a setting from the combo box and confirming it with “OK” will turn the setting selected into the default setting. default This function turns an already stored setting into the default setting.) The “Delete” button deletes the marked display parameters.) Press the “Load” button to transfer the settings saved before into the “Display Group” dialogue box. 15-20 Siemens instabus EIB .) Mark the display parameter item to be deleted. This default setting will be loaded automatically when the programme is started. delete display parameters Display settings which have been saved but are no longer needed can be selected via this function: 1.) Display the “Save Settings” or “Load Settings” dialogue box via the “Save” or “Load” buttons.Visualisation 2.) Select the desired setting by double-clicking on it. When the “Default” button in the “Display Group” dialogue is pressed.

Pressing the “OK” button will display the diagram or the table on the screen: When graphic representation has been selected.Visualisation 15. Siemens instabus EIB 15-21 . The table below the diagram displays the values of the tracks where they are intersected by the ruler line. a table containing the represented tracks is additionally displayed in the lower part of the screen.12 Displaying of Data display of data If in the “Display Group” dialogue box the display settings have been entered or the desired display settings have been loaded via “Load”. The values displayed in this table correspond to the current position of the ruler line in the diagram. description Ruler line In the diagram displayed a ruler line can be moved to areas of special interest.

Visualisation move measuring cursor The measuring cursor can be moved via the mouse (click on the desired position). these two buttons serve for paging up or down. via the keyboard (arrow left or arrow right) or via buttons (see above. in the upper right corner of the screen): The representation of the values in the table can be switched from brief information to detailed representation: detailed representation brief information If more tracks exist than can be displayed in the table. 15-22 Siemens instabus EIB .

i.Visualisation shift diagram along time axis If more data exist than can be displayed (the value in “Display max. .. or it has been zoomed manually).e. values at a time”: description In the “Display Group” dialogue box the defined “Record length” of this group is displayed.” is smaller than “Record length” in the “Group Display” dialogue. If the button is pressed for a longer time. only the defined number of values is displayed starting with the first value available. the number of values shifted by is doubled after each shifting.. Enlarging Graphics Display (Zooming) In order to enlarge interesting details of the recording.: . With each pressing it is shifted to the according direction by one value. it is useful to stretch the time axis.. display only a special period of time on the whole screen. Siemens instabus EIB 15-23 . via manual zooming b.) Via the setting “Display max.) Via manual zooming: Here a range of the time axis can be marked which is to be displayed across the total size of the diagram. For this purpose there are the following possibilities: via parameters a.. If this value is smaller than the record length. the display can be shifted to the left or to the right with the help of these two buttons. Next to it there is an entry field where the number of values which are to be displayed in the diagram simultaneously can be put in.

The marked range will be displayed enlarged across the total display range of the diagram. 2. The representation above will be displayed as shown below after the “Zooming” button has been pressed: 15-24 Siemens instabus EIB .Visualisation 1.) Now press the button. The range displayed can be shifted to the left or to the right with the help of the and buttons.) Mark the desired range on the time axis with the mouse by pressing the mouse button and dragging while keeping the mouse button pressed.

Visualisation The manual zooming procedure can now be repeated as often as you want to find out the perfect representation for the desired data step by step. display all data By pressing the (no zooming). button, all data will be displayed again

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Updating Display If the display is to be updated, e.g. because new values have been recorded, you can build up the display anew by pressing the button.

Representation as Text If the “Text” representation has been selected you can choose from two formats: detailed representation a) Detailed representation:

The individual tracks are displayed below each other with their values at the according times of recording. Additionally the minimum and maximum values which have been set before are displayed.

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By using the original display. brief information b)

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The tracks are displayed in columns next to each other for the according times of recording. Only the current values of the tracks are displayed. If not all group tracks can be displayed on the screen simultaneously, the display of the tracks can be shifted to the left or to the right by using the buttons. and

As the number of measuring points which can be displayed on the screen simultaneously is limited, you may have to page up or page down with the help of the buttons. and

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If you want to switch between different types of display (lines, bars, text etc.), this can be done without the “Display Group” dialogue via the number keys on the keyboard. During display of the data the keys have the following functions: „1” lines „5” bars „2” lines (filled) „6” bars (overlapping) „3” areas „7” stack „4” areas (filled) „8” stack (overlapping) „9” text

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15.13 Exporting Data in EXCEL V Format
description There are a lot of possibilities for the graphic evaluation of data recorded by “value recorder”. Additionally the programme has the feature of converting recorded data into EXCEL V format. Thus the converted data can be further processed by EXCEL. 1.) The options dialogue box is called via the “Options” menu item:

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2.) Enter the desired file name under which the current display is to be saved. 3.) Start the exporting procedure with the “Export” button.

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15.14 Printing Recorded Data
description The programme offers two possibilities to print out recorded data: ?? as a hardcopy of the screen ?? as a textual listing Open the options dialogue with the “Options” menu item. Mark the desired type of printout under “Print data”: for a hardcopy of the screen for a textual listing

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The printout procedure is started via the “Print” button.

15.15 Settings for Tool Bar
description As a programme feature you may display a short help text (tool tip) for each of the graphic buttons. According to your requirements, it can be displayed if the mouse cursor touches the button or by pressing the right mouse button. This help can also be disabled. Open the “Options” dialogue box by pressing the “Options” button. Check the desired mode under “Settings for tool bar”. The “Take” button saves the new setting.

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15.16 Closing Value Recorder
close value recorder The “value recorder” programme window is closed via the “Close” button in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen.

You will be in the project menu of the Visualisation again. Note: The parameterised tracks are still recorded after the “value recorder” window has been closed.

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16 The “Event Monitoring” Option
16.1 Features
description evaluation With event monitoring you can log all the events configured in the Visualisation. The data monitored can be displayed as a textual list on the screen of the PC. Events which have been acknowledged and those which have not been acknowledged yet are displayed separately. For statistical evaluation individual data (up to 16 groups) can be represented by a bar chart corresponding to the frequency of their occurrence. Events which have not been acknowledged can be acknowledged. The moment of acknowledgement is also logged. Selected events can be archived in their own data base on disk, e.g. a data base for the events of the year 1993, a data base for 1994, etc. EXCEL V Recorded data can also be exported completely to EXCEL V where they can be evaluated and displayed.

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16.2 Displaying and Processing Events
call In the project menu (no picture open) the main window is displayed by the “Add-Ons”? “Event monitoring” menu item.

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In the upper part of the screen all events logged are displayed including date and time, a message text and a note as to when a message to be acknowledged was actually acknowledged. The flags of an event provide the following additional pieces of information: B=beeper-flag; Q=quit-flag; C=come-flag; G=go-flag

display of all messages still not acknowledged In the lower part of the screen all events are displayed which have the entry “Acknowledge: yes” in their related data type and have not been acknowledged yet.

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All data of the marked event are displayed. acknowledging one event If only the selected event is to be acknowledged, mark the “Ack. chosen event” option, check the acknowledging text and acknowledge the selected event with the “OK” button. This event will now be removed from the lower table and will be added to the upper table with the remark “Acknowledged”. If all available events which have not been acknowledged yet are to be acknowledged together, mark the “Ack. all events” option, check the acknowledging text and acknowledge all events together with the “OK” button. The events will now be removed from the lower table and will be added to the upper table with the remark “Acknowledged”.

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16.3 Storing Events in a Data Base
store events If you want to store a part of the current display in a data base, e.g. all events of the year 1994, proceed as follows: Mark the most recent event to be archived in the display of all current events.

Now the following icon is displayed in the upper right part of the screen:

Using this icon, the marked events can be stored under any name. If clicked on, the following window will be displayed:

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Enter the desired data base name under which the selected data is to be saved in the “File name” entry field. You can enter a commentary text for this data base into the “Comment” entry field. In the “Info” field date and time of the first and the last event selected is displayed. By pressing the “OK” button the selected events are stored under the name entered (the extension “.EVT” will be added to the file name and it will be stored in the project subdirectory of c:\visualis). Note: Storing the selected events in a new data base takes some time. Events which have been stored are automatically removed from the current data base. Storing of events is urgently required if the icon is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. In this case the display buffer is flowing over, i.e. the current data base contains more than 8192 events. Thus only the “oldest” 8192 events are displayed. Storing a part of the events results in new space in the display buffer.

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16.4 Deleting Events from the Current Data Base
delete events If events are to be deleted from the current display proceed as follows: In the display of all events mark the one which is to be deleted. In the upper right part of the screen the following icon is displayed:

Using this icon, the marked events can be deleted from the current display. If clicked on, the following window will be displayed:

Date and time of the first and the last event marked are displayed in the “Info” field. By pressing the “OK” button all marked events are deleted from the current display.

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5 Selecting of the Desired Data Base select data base Whenever “Event monitoring” is called the <current> data base will be loaded. however. If. Saved Event Messages: A data base already stored can be displayed. If the “Saved event messages” option is marked. the “Choose Event File” button will be released. The following window will be displayed: Here you can select which data base is to be loaded. In this data base the current events are displayed. proceed as follows: Select the “Settings” button from the menu bar at the bottom of the screen.Visualisation 16. Current Event Messages: The current event messages are displayed. Siemens instabus EIB 16-7 . events of the year 1994).g. an older data base which has already been stored is to be displayed (e.

load current events If you want to reload the current event data base. the following window will appear: Here the data base to be loaded can be selected. Pressing “OK” in the “settings” dialogue box loads and displays the data base. By pressing “OK” the selection is taken over and displayed in the “Settings” dialogue box. select the “Current event messages” item of the “Settings” dialogue box and load it by pressing “OK”. 16-8 Siemens instabus EIB .Visualisation select data base If the “Choose Event File” button is pressed.

Visualisation 16. The following “Event messages display” window will be displayed: The “Choose filter” window is called by pressing the “Global filter” button: Siemens instabus EIB 16-9 .6 Defining Display Filters description If only certain events are to be displayed you have the possibility to define priority filters. select the “Display” button from the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. time filters and/or process item filters To do this.

. and pressing “OK” in the “Event messages display” updates the display. mark the “No filter” selection. The settings are taken over by “OK”. The individual filters are activated by marking the box next to the appropriate filter.” are displayed. activate filters deactivate filters If filters are not to be used any longer. The asterisk (*) is a wildcard. Now you can select from the following filter types: Priority filter: priority filter Definition of the priority level from which on or up to which the events are to be displayed.Visualisation Define filters Mark the “Use filter” selection.... “L1*”: all the events of the process items starting with “L1. e. Time filter: time filter Definition of date and time from which on or up to which events are to be displayed. Process item filter: process item filter In selection mask entry field the name of a process item or the first character(s) of a process item whose events are to be displayed can be entered.g. 16-10 Siemens instabus EIB .

The events assigned to each range can be selected by detail filters. These detail filters include the priority filter and the process item filter.7 Graphical Analysis of the Event Data Base description For the statistical evaluation of certain events of the event data base you can display the rate of occurrence of these events as a bar chart. Up to 16 ranges can be defined.Visualisation 16. Definition of the individual ranges: define ranges By clicking on the “Display” button of the menu bar at the bottom of the screen the “Event messages display” window will be displayed: Siemens instabus EIB 16-11 .

.. e. The data entered is taken over via the “OK” button.”. possibly defined and active “Global filters” are also valid for the graphical display (see “Define Display Filters”). Here the asterisk (*) is used as wildcard. Note: Of course. to priority: Enter the maximum priority level up to which events are to be displayed in the selected range.Visualisation In the “Graphical display” section of the window the desired number of ranges (1 up to 16) can be defined under “No. of ranges”. Now it has to be defined which information is to be displayed in the individual ranges. “L2*”: All events of process items whose names start with “L2. detail filters Select the desired range under “Detail filter for range:” and enter the desired detail filters: Start priority: Enter the minimum priority level from which on events are to be displayed in the selected range. Switch over to the “Graphical Display”: graphical display In the upper right corner of the screen the following icon can be found: By clicking on this icon the data base currently loaded is displayed as a bar chart using the detail filters entered: 16-12 Siemens instabus EIB . and the configuration of the graphical display is finished. Helpful: the button “process items” which provides the dialogue for the selection of process items.g. Process item mask: Enter the process item name or the first character(s) of the process item name from which events are to be displayed in the selected range.

Now the following icon is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen: table switch over to text display If you click on this icon. it will switch back to the normal textual display of the events. The height of the bar indicates the rate of occurrence of the events of this range. Siemens instabus EIB 16-13 . Below the bar chart a table is displayed containing all the settings of the detail filters of the defined ranges and the rate of occurrence of the events.Visualisation bar chart Each bar represents a range. The diagram is automatically scaled according to the maximum rate.

Mark the according selection for the area of the picture and select the colour via the colour selection menu.8 Parameterise Display description The individual colours of the screen display can be selected according to your wishes.Visualisation 16. This is valid for both the textual display and the graphical display of the events. The “Event messages display” window is called by pressing the “Display” button: select colours In the “Colours” section of the window all picture elements and areas are listed whose colours can be changed. You can also select the order of listing of the events. 16-14 Siemens instabus EIB .

save settings on exit If this box is activated. global filters will be reset.9 Exporting Data into EXCEL V Format description If the contents of the event data base is to be further processed with the EXCEL programme. generate EXCEL file By clicking on the “Options” button of the menu bar at the bottom of the screen the “Options” window will be displayed: Siemens instabus EIB 16-15 . Come . 16. you can export the current data base as an EXCEL file.Go assignment: If events have been parameterised as “Come / Go” messages in data type definition. the “Come” message and the “Go” message are always displayed immediately following each other. However.Visualisation set display order In the “Events” section of the window you may select: Chronologically: The events are displayed in the order of their occurrence. “OK” takes over the settings and the display will be updated. the selected colour and detail filter settings are used immediately after the event monitoring has been started the next time. even if other events occur between the two messages.

By clicking on the “Options” button of the menu bar at the bottom of the screen the “Options” window will be displayed: 16-16 Siemens instabus EIB .10 Printing the Event Data Base description If the contents of the event data base is to be documented. the “Options” window will be closed. the complete path is to be entered. e. The “Export” button starts the exporting procedure. The file with the file name entered is stored in the current path. If the file is to be exported into a certain subdirectory. the complete contents of the currently loaded data base will be taken. Note: Whenever an EXCEL file is generated. c:\excel5\excel. 16. you have the possibility to print out the complete data base or a part of it.g.txt Close By pressing the “Close” button.Visualisation The file name of the EXCEL file to be generated is to be entered into the “File name” entry field at the lower part of the window.

Visualisation select type of data In the upper part of the window you can select which data of the currently loaded data base is to be printed: Current display: the current content of the screen is printed as a hardcopy. already stored data bases (see “Store Events in a Data Base”) on a disk or to evaluate the data on another PC you have the possibility to export existing data bases to disk or import data bases from disk. 16. Not acknowledged event messages: all events which have been defined as “to be acknowledged” are printed out as a text list (= lower table on the screen). print Close Pressing the “Print” button starts the printing process. By pressing the “Close” button. Acknowledged event messages: all events which are not to be acknowledged and all events which have already been acknowledged are printed out in form of a text list (= upper table on the screen). The following window will be displayed: Siemens instabus EIB 16-17 .11 Exporting/Importing/Deleting Event Files description In order to backup e.g. Select the “Settings” button of the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. the “Options” window will be closed.

Visualisation The “Data import/export” functions can be found in the lower part of the window. export data If the “Export event file” button is pressed. Note: Importing/exporting event data takes some time. the “Export event file” window is displayed in which the following steps can be performed: 16-18 Siemens instabus EIB .

The window is closed by clicking on the “Close” button. If “Compress” is selected. a window will be displayed in which the data base to be imported can be selected: execute delete close import data Siemens instabus EIB 16-19 . This setting is recommended when you export to disk. “Execute” starts the exporting procedure.Visualisation event files export directory compress Under “Event files” all existing event files are listed. Under “Export directory” it is selected to which drive and path the data is to be exported. The data to be exported is defined by marking the desired file. If the “Import event file” button is pressed. the data are exported in a compressed form. Pressing “Delete” deletes the marked event file.

Open the “Options” dialogue box by pressing the “Options” button.Visualisation Import directory event files execute close Under “Import directory” you can select the drive and path where the event file is located. 16-20 Siemens instabus EIB . The “Import event files” window is closed by clicking on the “Close” button. 16. Under “Event files” all event files of the selected directory and path are listed. This help can also be disabled.12 Settings for Tool Bar description As a programme feature you may display a short help text (tool tip) for each of the graphic buttons.13 Closing Event Monitoring close event monitoring The “Event monitoring” window is closed by pressing “Close” in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. According to your requirements It can be displayed if the mouse cursor touches the button or by pressing the right mouse button. Note: The recording of events in the event data base is continued after the “Event monitoring” window has been closed. procedure 16. “Execute” starts the importing procedure. You are back in the project menu of the Visualisation. Check the desired mode under “Settings for tool bar”. The “Take” button saves the new setting.

if necessary. Siemens instabus EIB 17-1 .Visualisation The “Network” Option 17 The “Network” Option 17. This widely used network protocol is available on the operating systems of Microsoft Windows 3.1 Introduction description The network interface of the Siemens Visualisation instabus EIB is based on the network protocol TCP/IP. you should check whether the TCP/IP network protocol is installed on your computer.11. Furthermore. Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows NT. If necessary. ask your network administrator for help. you should have the following data at hand: The IP-address of the PC which you want to configure (symbolic name or network address) IP-addresses of further visualisation servers (if available) Ask your network administrator about these values. Before starting the visualisation system. Based on this network protocol the NU–Interface (NUI = Network Unlimited Interface ) has been integrated.

could read 193. So 127 networks. This configuration is only used by network organisations.3.62.255. can be installed with a type B-network...254 type A-network type B-network type C-network addressing The IP-address consists of two parts. the so-called network address and the host address. Your address..bbb. one is free to choose basically any address one wants to.2.2 TCP/IP TCP/IP Each computer is identified by an identifiable IP-address in a TCP/IP network. In a type A-network the IP-address of the host 117. with aaa to ddd ranging from the value 0. if the network has access to the internet.1. for instance. This configuration is mostly used by large enterprises with widely scattered PCs.191 192. In addition..1. the number aaa has a special function: 1. In a type B-network the IP-address of the host 130.2.3 is divided into the network address 117 and the host address 1. each connected with 16.The “Network” Option Visualisation 17. This address has to be unique in the world.1.ccc. An IP-address is the combination of aaa.67. 17-2 Siemens instabus EIB . can be installed with a type A-network.1.ddd. Such addresses are distributed and registered by the Network Information Centre (or NIC) or by various other providers.127 128.7 million computers.2.. each connected with 65535 computers. If the network is not connected with the public internet.1 is divided into the network address 130.67 and the host address 62. So 65535 networks.

2. So 16. each connected with 253 computers. If your network has a DNS. If a programme uses this symbolic name.1 Since IP-addresses are difficult to memorise. Computers with which you intend to communicate either have to have the same network address or you need a socalled router (Default gateway). e. has to be mentioned while the network is being configured. This configuration is mostly used by providers of small and medium-sized firms. which serves as a link between the separate networks. Syntax: PING address.1 is divided into the network address 193. you are able to check whether you can communicate from your computer to another one.2. it will first inquire the DNS and then receive an IP–address. symbolic names are generally distributed for each computer in the network. can be installed with a type C-network. the IP-address of the host 193.2.1 and the host address 1.g.7 million networks. the symbolic name and the IP-address which belong to it are deposited in a kind of table there. By using the PING help programme. Siemens instabus EIB 17-3 .Visualisation The “Network” Option In a type C-network.: PING 193. if available. The DNS. About particularities with net masks ask your network administrator.1.1.

In this case. such as FTP programmes or WWW browsers. Using the HOST-file will no longer be possible then. If one address is changed in the network. the computer will ask a network server for its IP-address by using one of the above-mentioned protocols.. ports Since it is possible for more than one network application to run on a computer. a file with the name HOST will be installed in each computer. This IP-address will be taken either from a fixed (static) list or will be dynamically distributed from a pool with free and available addresses. The encoding of the name can be achieved with any of the above-mentioned methods. too.The “Network” Option Visualisation With very small networks where a DNS is not profitable another method is often used. 17-4 Siemens instabus EIB . The port numbers 1024 . Each application “receives” or "sends" on one or several ports. In this file the symbolic name will be recorded along with each IPaddress. The BOOTP and / or the DHCP can be used as a third method. The Siemens Visualisation instabus EIB uses the port 1121. Here.. for example. which have been agreed on permanently for these kinds of programmes. The network driver supports both the addressing via IP addresses as well as via symbolic names. Special programmes. all HOST-files have to be changed on all computers. the incoming packages have to be sorted and allocated to the corresponding applications. 2048 are freely available. use standardised ports.

.11: If you are using the network of a plain "Windows for work groups" (WfW).11b.Visualisation The “Network” Option 17. If necessary. which you can obtain from Microsoft only. Note for Windows 95: About the control panel . you have to install the client/32 interface and the Novell TCP/IP.choose Microsoft. test with the PING programme whether or not a connection exists between the computers concerned.choose "add" in it. Please. ask your network administrator for advice on questions regarding the parameterisation. you have to install the TCP Stack Microsoft TCP/IP-32 3. do it now.3 Requirements general You require a dongle with network release. Siemens instabus EIB 17-5 . If you are using a Novell network.select the protocol record card. If you have not yet installed the TCP/IP-protocol on the relevant computers. . . Note for Windows 3.and in it TCP/IP.Click the network icon .

The “Network” Option Visualisation 17.. Open the project in question.4 Installation of the Server preparation Install the Siemens Visualisation instabus EIB with the accompanying floppy disks on your computer. an available project. Import. Connect the computer with the instabus EIB.. Plug the enclosed dongle into the parallel interface of your computer. if necessary. configuration Select the network functions in the following dialogue: 17-6 Siemens instabus EIB . Select the menu option process items – process items.

List of the entered visualisation servers. secondary IP-addresses. 3. the visualisation servers will be configured. unique server Id. Editing box with display name. Local parameters. if need be. primary and. add and remove. The dialogue is subdivided into three sections: 1.Visualisation The “Network” Option The following configuration dialogue appears: In this dialogue window. Siemens instabus EIB 17-7 . 2.

17-8 Siemens instabus EIB . Deletes the selected registration in the list of the registered visualisation servers. Only possible with the option redundancy. clearly identifies the IP address or symbolic name of the server.5 Editing Box display name unique server Id primary IP-address secondary IP-address Name which can be selected as a computer name for a process item in the process item dialogue. add remove 17. IP address or symbolic name of an emergency server in case the primary one fails. which parameterised server. Next to it you will see the display name.The “Network” Option Visualisation 17. Number from 1..1024.6 List of the Registered Visualisation Servers available visualisation servers Lists the currently projected visualisation servers. The unique server Id is listed in square brackets. Adds this parameterisation or changes an existing entry.

Unique server Id or .e.8 Conclusion of the Parameterisation After entering all servers. This number is listed in the list of the visualisation servers. 17.. Siemens instabus EIB 17-9 . leave the dialogue by clicking "OK" and set the driver back by using the option interface "Initialise Serial Interface".7 Local Parameter This computer is.. Unique server number of this computer.. This computer is a server. i.Visualisation The “Network” Option 17.. it is connected with the instabus EIB and provides process items.

the process items of this server will be loaded. all local process items should be on "Local".The “Network” Option Visualisation 17. The process items of this computer are on "Local" because it functions as a server. All entered servers will be listed in the list below the process item names (see 17.9 Process Items In the dialogue process item definition. 17-10 Siemens instabus EIB . If you export the project to another computer which has a different server number or none at all.4).

Siemens instabus EIB 17-11 .Visualisation The “Network” Option 17. In the dialogue process item definition.10 Installation of a Client Export the project of the server to this client. Start the dialogue network services and remove the cross in the option "This Computer is a Visualisation Server". all process item names should refer to the server which provides the process items. After that. leave the dialogue by entering the key "OK" and set the printer driver back by clicking "Initialise Serial Interface" in the option field interface.

The “Network” Option Visualisation 17. you can convert existing projects into the new format by using "NU Tool". NU Tool converts the process items into the new format and adapts scripts and image files. To make the approach to NU technology as easy as possible. starting NU Tool note: The Siemens visualisation instabus EIB "must not be running" at that time.11 NU Tool introduction The visualisation instabus EIB with an NU interface uses in part an altered data format compared with previous versions. if necessary. 17-12 Siemens instabus EIB . Select the programme NU Tool from the start menu or the programme group "Visualisation instabus" and start it with a double click. all these steps happen automatically. To a large extent.

configure network convert project merge projects about close See also chapter 17. Siemens instabus EIB 17-13 . On the right side there are the command buttons which you can carry out commands with. The “Network” Option On the left side there is a output data box which will draw your attention to errors or necessary conversions with plain type. which will show you the progress of your action. Below you will find a progress display. Merges projects from different "partial worlds". Information on the system. Converting an old project.Visualisation The opening screen appears next.12 ff. Closes the programme.

The “Network” Option Visualisation 17.12 Network Configuration First. The dialogue is subdivided into three sections. the following configuration dialogue appears. you have to select the project you want to configure. 17-14 Siemens instabus EIB . After clicking the button "OK". In this dialogue box the visualisation servers will be configured.

primary and. Adds this parameterisation or changes an existing entry. clearly identifies the IP address or symbolic name of the server.1024. unique server Id. b) List of the entered visualisation servers. IP address or symbolic name of an emergency server in case the primary one fails. if necessary. secondary IP address.Visualisation The “Network” Option a) Editing box with display name. Deletes the selected registration in the list of the registered visualisation servers. which parameterised server. primary IP-address Secondary IP-address Name which can be selected as a computer name for a process item in the process item dialogue. add and remove. Only possible with the option redundancy. add remove Siemens instabus EIB 17-15 . Number from 1. c) Local parameter... Editing Box display name unique server Id.

The "unique server number" is listed in square brackets. Unique server Id or this computer. unique server Id... Next to it you will see the "Displayname". This computer is a server. i. it is connected with the instabus EIB and provides process items. This number is listed in the list of the visualisation servers..e. 17-16 Siemens instabus EIB . Local Parameter This server is..The “Network” Option Visualisation available visualisation server List of the Registered Visualisation Servers Lists the currently projected visualisation servers.

you have to choose the project that you want to convert. Siemens instabus EIB 17-17 . On the right side you choose the server you are on right now.1.4.13 Converting a Project The following dialogue appears: On the left side. If you enter a server "other". If you have already registered servers at an entered point of time. they will appear in the list.4.1.Visualisation The “Network” Option 17. as described in 17. You can also register a server "manually" by enter marking the option "Other" and entering the server number into the editing box.. you have to declare it later in 17.

In the lower part. If you have already entered servers at an earlier point. the following readout appears once for each of the found worlds: In this dialogue you relate a visualisation server to the present "world names". they will appear in the list. you do not have the option to interrupt the process.1. You can also register a server "manually" by putting a cross into the option "other" and entering the server number into the editing box. 17-18 Siemens instabus EIB .4.The “Network” Option Visualisation If your project contains process items of several levels . If you entered a server "manually". you decide on the server which provides the “world” shown above. as described in 17. you have to declare it later in 17.1.4. At this point..

the new values will be shown.Visualisation Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" 18 Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" 18. By clicking "OK". in which the new values can be entered).1 Counter Variable description The counter variable is available in the EIB2 library. With a sufficient high privilege level the user will be able to reset designated values of the process items for that purpose (on clicking the variable. you mark the option for the value to be changed and enter the new value. Siemens instabus EIB 18-1 . It is able to visualise process items of the data type "User defined counters". "Cancel" will undo all possible changes. In order to do that. a window will appear.

Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" Visualisation 18. For each field of the process item you can parameterise the differing text colours (according to their state). 18-2 Siemens instabus EIB .2 Features In the properties for the variables you can set what they are to indicate: For each field of the process item you can parameterise whether the relevant value should be shown. For each field of the process item you can parameterise whether the relevant value should be changed. A general background colour can be defined.

Along with the warning indicating crossing the limit. the variable will flash up. Siemens instabus EIB 18-3 . Changes in a data item subtype will be reflected in the variables that are connected with it. The Privilege level determines whether the user can get into the window for setting the values. as it is possible with most variables. adjust the panel and the frame as well as the font. the variable will flash up. A black outline will frame the variable.Visualisation Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" In the option Extras the following functions can be activated: blinking (alarm) blinking (warning) border privilege Along with the alarm indication crossing the limit. Units as well as conversions are taken over from the data item subtype. In the menu you can.

it represents in a list (survey protocol) the current values of all process points of the data type "User defined counters" as well as 8. On the one hand. PI-Values (survey protocol) The survey protocol After starting the consumption statistic.Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" Visualisation 18. the limiting values and the alarm are displayed.3 Consumption Statistic Via the project menu add-ons (or the logic (switching) variable) you can access the additional function "Consumption statistic". 18-4 Siemens instabus EIB . On the other hand. their current values.16 and 32 bit counters without signs. which you can call as well. Here. all defined process item counters. you can define in it which of the process items should go into the statistics. you get into the survey protocol <ACTUAL VALUES>.

privilege The programme "system config. attention Siemens instabus EIB 18-5 .g.Visualisation Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" With the scroll bar on the right side of the list you can move about in the list in case the screen cannot display all of it.1 “Status Recording with the Visualisation” of this handbook. counter values from the counter device N 343. respectively. a dialogue will appear in which you can change the values (see also changing values in the counter variable). Every user who possesses a lesser privilege will not be able to change values in the IP-Values. please refer to chapter 19. If you have problems with updating of e." allows you to set the privilege level for changing counter values by the help of the consumption statistic. On making a single "click" with the left button of the mouse on a process item in the list.1 “EIBTOOL” and chapter 2.

Display.4 Control Buttons general On the bottom of the screen there are four buttons (Settings. 18-6 Siemens instabus EIB . With the button "Add" the selected process items will be taken over to the list in the middle. all of which serve for attaining the following functions: A window opens up in which you determine which of the process items you generally want to select for the statistics. Options. Those that you want to capture for the statistics should be marked with the mouse (multiple choice possible!). Close). management In the upper part of the management window all known counting process items are listed ("available process items").Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" Visualisation 18.

in a background process. or a list "counter" with hours of operation counters. This way you can define a list "switch" which contains only switching cycle counters. Siemens instabus EIB 18-7 . all pieces of information on all the process items that remain in the list will be saved. With the button "Remove". By clicking the button "Delete" you can delete a chosen list. However. In the lower part of the window you can now define further lists of process items ("Processitemlist") according to the procedure described above.). all other values. as of now. no statistical evaluation for these process items will be possible any more. save delete By clicking the button "Save" on the right side you can save such a filtering list. you can remove process items from the list. These lists have to be given names (up to 8 digits. Consequently. which is located above the list. or various lists which equal the topology of the building (e. With the button "save" to the right of the list you can save this list. "second floor". these process items will be recorded cyclically. will be removed from the protocol files as well." first floor".g. attention: If you remove process items from the list.. equals a DOS file name without a triple digit file extension) and serve as filters for the general statistical process items. which have been recorded for these process items. etc.Visualisation Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" This means that all process items which you want to capture for statistical purposes are on this middle list.

If you want the optional totals to be indicated. You can also set an additional unit. week statistic 18-8 Siemens instabus EIB . the control resolution. In the upper part you can define various colours. You define the week with any date of day which must occur in this week. Below. you have to set whether a minute or hour control should be used. and a unit. Furthermore. Week statistic display: You can also select a process items filter list.Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" display Visualisation A window will appear in which the outline of the statistics can be registered. you can select a range of time: for the day statistic a range from 0 to 24 hours is possible. there are four sections which define the display of the statistics: day statistic Day statistic display: You have to select a process item filter list indicating which process items are to be captured for the day statistic.

also the consumption of a floor. for example. only makes sense if all process items have the same base unit (calculating the switching cycles with consumption hours wrongly will not necessarily make sense).Visualisation month statistic year statistic Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" Month statistic display: Here you enter the numbers for the month and the year respectively. could be read off. without total view. minutes) will be taken over from the process item definitions. Siemens instabus EIB 18-9 . as a matter of fact. This sum. Year statistic display: Here you can enter the year and also whether you want to make a statistic of the days of the year (day control) or of the month.. etc. For each of the statistics you can set whether you wish to view the total of the process items which are in the list ("display sums"). all units and conversions (hours. This causes all process item values to be added up for the relevant statistic period so that. Otherwise.

“statistic overview protocol" and "statistic sums" will refer to the week dates which are displayed for the relevant time. 18-10 Siemens instabus EIB . Furthermore. Moreover. all print-outs and exports can be carried out as default text files. you can choose only one total sum statistic if it has been made for the current display. configure the tool tip help. If you have the week statistic running. The currently chosen statistic will mainly determine which files will be printed. the items "statistic detail protocol". close Closes the consumption statistic.Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" options Visualisation Here you can. like with all add-ons.

If there are no protocol entries for a period of time. a summary of the old day will be saved in a file for the year. the level of all controlled counters will be saved. in the background the chosen process items will be logged. Buttons 2 to 5 equal the relevant statistics: from left to right. By clicking one of these buttons the pieces of information are loaded and displayed. of course.Visualisation Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" 18. In the upper right part of the additional function "consumption statistic" you will find five symbol buttons. nothing will be displayed. If a new day or change of date is realised. Button 1 equals the IP-Values.5 Activating the Statistics After configuring the management. week statistic. Every fifths minute. day statistic. but the values remain set on "0". month statistic. and year statistic. Siemens instabus EIB 18-11 . which will also be displayed when the add-ons is started.

soto-speak. If you choose a process item in this list (by clicking the left mouse key). too. Here you will find the time period of the statistic broken down according to the single process items. 18-12 Siemens instabus EIB . The type of statistic. all their individual values at the separate points of time will be indicated in the upper half of the image. The consumption sums (“PI Values-Sum”) of the process items will be shown next to each process item. the time period for the statistic and (if thought useful) the total sum will be displayed.Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" Visualisation 18. In the lower part of the screen the survey protocol of the relevant statistic is shown. there are up to two value columns: in the first the detail values of the chosen process items are displayed.6 Operating the Statistics The statistic display is subdivided in three sections: on the very top is the head of the statistic. With the "options" button the currently displayed statistic can be printed or exported to a file now. Among them there is a list with all moments of time of the . in case you want to read the total sum. the total of all process items for this point of time is to the right of it. Next to it.

For type 0 (survey protocol) the list name can also be void (""). "STATISTIC" (type.10) require a valid list name. This list has to be defined in the additional function "consumption statistic" at an earlier point of time. This way. All types of statistic (1 . which can be activated via the add-ons "time programme" or also on an image via a switching variable.(current day) Day statistic – IP-Values Week statistic .(current week) Week statistic .(current day) Month statistic . an additional command has been integrated in the script-language of the add-ons "event programmes". "unit".IP-Values (in months) Year statistic .7 Printing or Saving Statistics automatically (time-controlled) description In order to produce automatic or time-controlled print-outs or export files.Visualisation Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" 18.(current year in months) Year statistic . number between 0 and 10 0: 1: 2: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 process item list IP-Values (all process items with current values and limiting values) Day statistic . "process item list".IP-Values Year statistic .IP-Values Month statistic . simple event programmes can be produced. Siemens instabus EIB 18-13 . "resolution".(current years in days) Year statistic .IP-Values (in days) command type The name of the process item list for the statistics is given in quotation marks. "path").

).TXT.Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" resolution Number between 0 and 2 0: 1: 2: unit path Printing values without conversion Resolution by minutes (value/60) Resolution by hours (value/3600) Visualisation Additional unit text in quotation marks (e. type 1 (day statistic) 18-14 Siemens instabus EIB .g. EXCEL.ABC.TXT" will be produced in the project table. If you enter an index. 12:30... Example: C:\VISU\EXCEL (see line 2 in the picture) The file name is made up of the following items: jjMTHmt for year / month / day / minute / type of statistic (lower-case letter: decimal.g. a text file "STAT.) e. This text file will be transferred to a printer then. capital letter: encodes 012. "HELLO"). Via this parameter you can set whether the statistic is only to be printed or whether it is to be saved. the statistic will be saved under an unique file name (the path has to be entered at an earlier point of time). This file will be saved until the next "statistic"-command (at the same time it will be rewritten) and can be used for further processing (WinWord..: 982IC301. "" mean no unit. etc. In case no path is entered. for 98/02/18.

"TEST". 1. Prints the survey protocol of the week statistic (for list "TEST" in minutes) Statistic (9. 1 "minutes". "TEST". "minutes". Yearly statistic for "SWITCH" in days (as a 32 bit value without unit) A call could look like the following then: Statistic (1. "". "SWITCH". Statistic (1.TXT and print it.Visualisation Examples (See picture. 0. ""). 1. "TEST". line 1) Option „Counter/Consumption Statistics" Statistic (4. "minutes". ""). Siemens instabus EIB 18-15 . "C:\VISU\EXCEL) => save in a given path. 22) => read it out in file STAT.

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Visualisation Auxiliary Programmes 19 Auxiliary Programmes In the “Visualisation instabus” programme group there are further auxiliary programmes: Individual functions of these auxiliary programmes have been explained in detail in the according chapters. Additionally. Then the EIBTOOL programme window is displayed: Siemens instabus EIB 19-1 .1 EIBTOOL description The “EIBTOOL” auxiliary programme serves for reading in bus device data from a bus connected or from an existing data base which has been generated by the EIBTool Software (ETS). After the programme has been started first the project is to be selected for which the bus device data are to be used. 19. on the following pages you will find short descriptions of all the functions of the auxiliary programmes.

Establishes connection between PC and bus. To set the interface parameters (see also Chapter 4 “Take Over Bus Device Data”). Read additional device list: Starts the reading of device data according to the device list. Data read in before will not be deleted.g. Displays name and version number of the programme. Scan direct: All possible addresses on the EIB are scanned for devices. Cancels bus connection. 19-2 Siemens instabus EIB . Edit list: To edit the devices found.Auxiliary Programmes The “File” Menu Select project Exit programme About The “Interface” Menu Parameters Open Close The “Services” Menu Device- Visualisation Displays the window for project selection (as with programme start). Read single device: To read out single devices e. Device must be declared as known before via “Edit list”. Scan using line couplers: First the bus is scanned for existing couplers and then only devices are scanned connected to these couplers. Read device list: Starts the reading of device data according to the device list. when the installation has been extended. Exits the programme. Setup scan range: Here the zones and lines can be defined which are to be scanned for bus devices. Data read in before will be deleted.

TXT-files. Here you enter the group address (e. 1/1/7). the group addresses have to be set onto “C” in the ADDGRP. Object Start group address In the menu you can select “Counter”. “Counter limit”. “Counter Parameters” can be ignored! Instead. and Counter alarm”. General: If a counter device with group addresses exist in the ETS. It serves for setting the cyclical reading of certain group address from the counter device N 343.g. Siemens instabus EIB 19-3 .Visualisation Status applications Counter parameter Auxiliary Programmes With this item the list of objects to be cyclically polled can be edited.

Via “Remove” one or several settings can be removed. After all devices have been read out (via list or single) or from the ETS this function starts the generation of the system files (raw data.Auxiliary Programmes Step size Example Visualisation Is dependent on the setting of the group address. 19-4 Siemens instabus EIB . group data and system files). Via “Add” the settings are taken over into the list. Step size 1 Channe1 9/1 9/4 9/7 Step size 3 Counter Counter limit Counter alarm Channel 1 9/1 9/2 9/3 Channel 2 9/4 9/5 9/6 Channel 3 9/7 9/8 9/9 Channel 2 9/2 9/5 9/8 Channel 3 9/3 9/6 9/9 Counter Counter limit Counter alarm Object count Add Remove Create system files The number of the objects equals the number of the counters.

Visualisation The “ETS” Menu Project selection Auxiliary Programmes Selection of the ETS project.XX projects. Takes over the complete project include all data. Note: only local ETS projects can be selected. Takes over the ETS commentary for the individual devices. Watch the setting of the path in the SYSTEMCONFIG if you are dealing with ETS 2. Takes over the device data: – device list – device data (corresponds to the “Scan direct” and “Read device list” of the “Services” menu. Takes over the ETS commentary for the individual group addresses. but here based on ETS only) Read Complete project Read group texts Read device texts Read device data Siemens instabus EIB 19-5 .

If you save the first time. SYSTEM. but also for the automatically recording of the WIN. if there are installation problems or other problems. Exits the programme.SYS. the contents of the system files as a text file under a name to be entered. AUTOEXEC. Prints out the programme versions read and. if necessary.2 Version Display description The “Version display” auxiliary programme is used for the display of the programme versions installed.INI. Save as Print Exit The “Options” Menu Options To select the system files to be added to the text file: 19-6 Siemens instabus EIB . Saves the programme versions read and. The “File” Menu Save Saves the programme versions read and. if necessary.BAT and DRWATSON.Auxiliary Programmes Visualisation 19. CONFIG. if necessary. the contents of the system files on the default printer. a name for the text file is requested at any rate.INI. the contents of the system files as a text file under the name entered under “Save as” before.LOG system files. This information can be stored as a text file or printed out and can be sent to SIEMENS for analysis.

Visualisation Auxiliary Programmes Scan versions Reads the versions of the programmes installed of the “Visualisation instabus” and displays them in the programme window: Copy Tool bar Copies the contents of the programme window into the Windows clipboard. The “Info” Menu REVTOOL Info Displays the copyright note. Optional display of a tool bar which contains buttons for most of the functions of the version display programme. Siemens instabus EIB 19-7 .

an additional box for the project selection will also be displayed (see figure above). If the parameters to be set are project related.Auxiliary Programmes Visualisation 19. The system configuration window is subdivided into three areas: Programme structure selection area help area setting area selection area In the selection area you can find the two combo boxes for the selection of the topic and the functions which are assigned to the topic (subtopics). In the help area a short description of the topic selected is displayed. Some of the most important settings have been explained in the according chapters of the manual. With global settings the box for the project selection is not displayed. The following summary gives an overview over all settings possible.3 System Configuration description With the system configuration programme global and project related system parameters can be set. help area 19-8 Siemens instabus EIB .

The “Systemparameters” Topic Message font height global. “print” command in event programmes) is defined.Visualisation setting area Auxiliary Programmes The setting area serves for the setting of the selected parameter. text entry Here the header line for the printer output is defined. global. global. default: 12 Setting of the font size for the message display. Page header format Message text format Other text format Siemens instabus EIB 19-9 . text entry Here the format for the event messages and user messages (i. For control characters and variables see Chapter 8 “Other Functions”: “Print Event Messages”. The setting tool offered changes dynamically depending on the selected function: it may be – as in the example above – a selection box from which existing settings can be selected.e. of values a scroll bar is displayed or for a textual entry an entry field will be offered. text entry Here the format for system messages is defined. etc. For the setting e. For control characters and variables see Chapter 8 “Other Functions”: “Print Event Messages”. global.g. range: 12 up to 32. For control characters and variables see Chapter 8 “Other Functions”: “Print Event Messages”.

project related. global. standard: yes Locking of the task switch possibility of Windows (e. default: 80 Definition of the maximum line length for the printout of the messages and event messages. range: yes / no. range: sort by picture name /picture number.LOG in the Windows directory. project related. range: 40 up to 128.Auxiliary Programmes Maximum message text width Visualisation global. default: sort by picture name Defines whether the working sheets are to be sorted by the name or by the number (see also “Open picture” dialogue in Chapter 6). default: yes Enable or disable display of the picture number in the picture selection dialogue. range: 20 up to 255.LOG and PP2.g. project related. Maximum messages per page global. Alt+Tab). Save messages to file Programme protection Show picture numbers Picture sorting 19-10 Siemens instabus EIB . range: yes / no. default: 66 Definition of the lines per page for the printout of the messages and event messages. range: yes / no For diagnostic reasons all messages will be stored in the files PP1.

If a project directory is defined here. Variables info window Alarm sound file Project directory global. range: yes/no. default: no With this function the Windows display and operating elements (dialogue boxes. Siemens instabus EIB 19-11 . range: define path.) can be switched into a 3-D mode. default: no sound file When using a sound card for the output of an audible signal a sound file can be assigned. default: yes The bar which indicates the progress during start-up and during changing of the pictures can be enabled or disabled by this item. project related. range: yes/no. range: no sound file . 3-D Effects global. default: no Defines whether backup files are automatically to be generated. default: no directory defined All projects are stored under the same directory in which the Visualisation is installed by default. the projects will be stored under this directory. bar variable) a window is displayed containing information on the process item. Loading progress display global.Visualisation Backup of system files Auxiliary Programmes project related.g. If you double-click on some variables (e. This function can be enabled or disabled here.selection of the Windows .WAV files. range: yes/no. default: no. global. range: yes/no. meter variable. buttons etc.

Symbolvariable invisible project related. Advantage: this results in a smoother picture display with slower graphic cards when in on-line mode and the state of the variable changes from “invisible” to “visible”. Privilege (variables) Bitmaps scaling project related.Auxiliary Programmes Picture redraw mode Visualisation global. it will be displayed as a rectangle with coloured frame in the “normal” setting when in off-line mode. range: yes / no. range: normal/fast. range: 1-99. default: normal If the symbol variable has the “invisible” display setting in one of the states. default: no Bitmaps used as background pictures normally cannot be adjusted in size. default: 1 Here the default privilege level for newly generated variables can be defined. Attention: Scaled bitmaps require more display building time. With the “fast” setting the coloured frame will not be displayed. project related. range: normal/fast. This assignment can be changed in the appropriate style dialogue of the variable. default: normal normal: delete the current picture and then draw the new one fast: new picture is built up in the background and then the display is switched (Pentium processors only). 19-12 Siemens instabus EIB . but the picture’s background will be displayed inside the variable. If this switch is set it is possible to change the size of the background pictures.

x. assignment of names to drives. Example: C:\ETS2V11 global range: enter version default: ETS 2xx Here you get which ETS-version is to be accessed. The “Start-Up Picture” Topic LOADPIC 1 LOADPIC n project related. As a standard DISK 1 is assigned to drive A: and DISK 2 to drive B:. or ETS 2.xx. Siemens instabus EIB 19-13 .Visualisation Group address Displaymode Auxiliary Programmes project-related. range: select ETS path.x ETS version The “Backup Directories” Topic DISK 1 DISK 2 global. default: no path entry Here you enter the path in which the ETS 2. global. It is also possible to assign a name to a certain path on the hard disk or to a network drive. See also chapter 4.999. the visualisation is not able to access the data of the ETS 2. default: 1 Selection of the picture which is to be displayed automatically after the Visualisation has been started. Without any entry. You can select either ETS 1.3 ETS 2. 2 columns/3 columns Default: 2 columns Here you can set the mode of the display of the group address in the visualisation: 2 or 3 columns.xx.x is located. When exporting or importing the according names will be displayed in the selection box. range: 1 .

“Add” opens an edit field in which the name of the programme is to be entered. The “Multicast List” Topic List of the multicast computers Definition of the multicast computers in the network. Note: To be changed only by the network administrator! The “EIB Parameters” Topic Simulation mode global. range: yes/no. default: no switches the simulation mode on or off. The “Network Computer List” Topic List of the network computers global. default: no computer in list To define the network computers which are to be connected automatically after the start-up of the Visualisation. Enter the multicast computer name and the list of the computer IDs assigned to this multicast computer. “Add” opens an edit field in which the name of the computer is to be entered. “Set” takes over the according programme into the list. Event programmes or scheduler programmes can be used as start-up programmes.Auxiliary Programmes The “Start-Up Programme” Topic List of the startup programmes Visualisation project related. 19-14 Siemens instabus EIB . text entry. default: no programme in list To define a start-up programme which is to be started automatically after start-up of the Visualisation. text entry. “Set” takes over the computer into the list.

range: yes/no. range: 0 up to 10. global. Siemens instabus EIB 19-15 . if “yes” is entered here. range: 2 up to 10. read back sets the driver’s write mode for groups which can be read back. range: do not mirror non-readable group addresses mirror non-readable group addresses default: mirror not readable group addresses sets the write mode of the driver for groups which cannot be read back. telegram count Driver write mode Mirror groups Write on unknown groups global. Explanation see Chapter 2 “Notes on the Visualisation”. the time period (in seconds) after which new telegrams are to be generated. default: 3 with this parameter the number of telegrams per cycle can be set. writing to these group addresses is disabled (see also Chapter 2). write. Simul. mirror. i. write. read back. default: 2 here the telegram rate can be set for the simulation mode. Explanation see Chapter 2 “Notes on the Visualisation”. If “no” is entered. do not read back default: write.e. read back. range: write. global. telegram rate Auxiliary Programmes global. do not mirror.Visualisation Simul. default: no manually defined group addresses which are not read out from an ETS project or from the bus can be used as virtual group addresses. global. mirror. mirror.

default: no If this switch is set to “yes” a repeating signal is generated via an installed <->sound card. default: off If this switch is on. The “Add-Ons” Topic List of the Installed add-ons project related. if a device fails.Auxiliary Programmes Picture update rate Visualisation project related. The signal can be acknowledged by the loudspeaker symbol of the message window or via the “Signal off” menu item of the System menu. range: yes/no. default: yes each add-on can be enabled or disabled project related. value limits can be overwritten during monitoring. range: 100 up to 2000. off/on. This value defines the time interval for updating the contents of the pictures and is used to optimise display on slower computers. The following add-ons are available at the moment: Event monitor Time manager Event programmes Value recording 19-16 Siemens instabus EIB . Note: The polling rate of the driver is independent from this reaction time and is not affected by it. range: yes/no. default: 500 defines the update period in ms. global. Device failure beep Interface address display Yes/no default: no display of the physical interface address (RS 232) Internal limit Checking project related.

default: no If this switch is set to “yes” the event monitor checks at each start whether there are more than 8192 entries (maximum number) in the current data base or not. Via “Set” the value entered will be activated. If this is the case. default: icon font The event monitor. it may happen that “come/go” events are stored in different files. range: yes/no. Siemens instabus EIB 19-17 . If you want to avoid this. project related. range: yes/no default: no setting With “yes” the counter values can be increased manually. These files (“AUTOxxxx”) can be loaded and evaluated via the event monitor as usual. At the same time a value for the minimum privilege level of the value settings will be set. Enlargement of counter value Consumption statistic privilege project related.Visualisation Event monitor save mode Auxiliary Programmes Add-ons font project related. if you selected a large font for the icons. range: icon font/standard font. 1-99 default: 1 Via the scroll bar a value between 1 and 99 can be entered. but this is normally a little bit slower. the events will automatically be splitted and stored. As a remedy you can switch over to the integrated standard fond. project related. it may happen that several texts of the add-ons are clipped. However. However. you should not use the automatic storage but store the selected events manually. time manager and value recorder add-ons use the same font for text display Windows uses for the labelling of the icons.

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2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 Unit m mm nm kg mg °F hpas mpas mbar sqm cbm ccm min ms ns month(s) KV mV A MW W MJ J Lux K/h ° Siemens instabus EIB 20-1 . 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 Unit Km cm um t gr °C °K pas bar sqkm sqmm cdm h sec us day(s) year(s)) V KA mA KW mW KJ mJ % m/s No.1 Unit Texts No.Visualisation Predefined Texts 20 Predefined Texts 20.

2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 Text break-in alarm frost alarm oil alarm water alarm failure maintenance power loss high limit low limit alarm low limit warn on on 2 manual empty closed locked stop down backwards previous summer mode day operation heating mode out of operation end position optimisation left abnormal not present active medium bottom 20-2 Siemens instabus EIB . alarm danger warning phase loss low limit high limit alarm high limit warn off on 1 on 3 automatic full open unlocked start up forward next winter mode night operation cooler mode start position initialisation right normal present passive slow fast No. 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 61 63 Text alarm fire alarm gas alarm techn.2 Status Texts No.Predefined Texts Visualisation 20.

66 68 70 72 74 76 78 80 82 84 86 88 90 92 94 96 98 100 102 104 106 108 110 112 114 116 118 120 122 401 403 Predefined Texts Text top start position end position neutral night depression heating oper. blind stop slats closed curtain closed curtain opened roller bl. controller off LV alarm low normal LV alarm high No. blind down blind up slats opened curtain stop roller bl. oper stand-by oper. stop screen down screen up stage 1 stage 3 stage 5 stage 7 stage 9 dew point alarm oper. down roller bl. frost protection comfort oper. 65 67 69 71 73 75 77 79 81 83 85 87 89 91 93 95 97 99 101 103 105 107 109 111 113 115 117 119 121 400 402 404 Text centre pause position middle position heating cooling normal operation power sav. up screen stop stage 0 stage 2 stage 4 stage 6 stage 8 inconsistent in operation open deeper darker on STANDBY FROST PROT. position close higher lighter COMFORT NIGHT DEW POINT controller on LV warning low LV warning high Siemens instabus EIB 20-3 .Visualisation No.

Value : 0 text(0049): Value : 1 text(0050): List : start/mid/end pos. end position upwards downwards List : down/stop/up Value : -1 text(0036): Value : 0 text(0034): Value : 1 text(0037): List : alarm Value : List : on Value : List : on/off Value : Value : 1 text(0001): 1 text(0115): 0 text(0021): 1 text(0115): List : start/end pos.3 Status Lists List : present/not pr Value : 0 text(0058): Value : 1 text(0057): List : down-/upwards Value : 0 text(0036): Value : 1 text(0037): List : down/up Value : Value : 0 text(0036): 1 text(0037): not present present downwards upwards downwards upwards downwards stop upwards alarm on off on start position end position start position middle pos. Value : -1 text(0068) Value : 0 text(0069): Value : 1 text(0070): List : up-/downwards Value : 0 text(0037): Value : 1 text(0036): 20-4 Siemens instabus EIB .Predefined Texts Visualisation 20.

Value : 0 text(0021): Value : 1 text(0022): List : 2 stage comm. Value : 0 text(0048): Value : 1 text(0107): List : 1 stage comm.Visualisation List : up/down Value : Value : Predefined Texts 0 text(0037): 1 text(0036): upwards downwards open closed off stage 1 stage 2 off stage 1 stage 2 stage 3 off stage 1 out of oper. Value : 0 text(0021): Value : 1 text(0023): Value : 2 text(0024): List : 3 stage comm. in operation off on off on 1 on 2 off on 1 on 2 on 3 List : open/closed Value : 0 text(0031): Value : 1 text(0030): List : off/stage 1/2 Value : 0 text(0021): Value : 1 text(0096): Value : 2 text(0097): List : off/stage 1/2/3 Value : 0 text(0021): Value : 1 text(0096): Value : 2 text(0097): Value : 3 text(0098): List : off/stage 1 Value : 0 text(0021): Value : 1 text(0096): List : out of/in oper. Value : 0 text(0021): Value : 1 text(0023): Value : 2 text(0024): Value : 3 text(0025): Siemens instabus EIB 20-5 .

night oper.Predefined Texts List : dark/stop/light Value : -1 text(0113): Value : 0 text(0034): Value : 1 text(0114): List : darker Value : 1 text(0113): Visualisation darker stop lighter darker darker lighter break-in alarm pow.-sav.oper. op.-sav. frost prot. Value : 1 text(0077): List : fire alarm Value : 1 text(0003): List : fr/nght/ps/co Value : 0 text(0078): Value : 1 text(0045): Value : 2 text(0077): Value : 3 text(0080): List : fr/nght/sp/co/dp Value : 0 text(0078): Value : 1 text(0045): Value : 2 text(0077): Value : 3 text(0080): Value : 4 text(0106): List : frost alarm Value : 1 text(0004): List : frost protect. gas alarm List : darker/lighter Value : 0 text(0113): Value : 1 text(0114): List : break-in alarm Value : 1 text(0002): List : pow. fire alarm frost prot. op. Value : 1 text(0078): List : gas alarm Value : 1 text(0005): 20-6 Siemens instabus EIB . comfort oper. oper.-sav. op. dew-point alarm frost alarm frost prot. oper. pow.-sav. comfort oper. pow. oper. night oper.

Visualisation List : danger Value : Predefined Texts 1 text(0009): danger closed open high limit alarm low limit alarm low limit alarm low limit warn normal high limit warn high limit alarm high limit warn low limit warn high limit low limit low limit normal high limit manual automatic heating mode cooling mode List : closed/open Value : 0 text(0032): Value : 1 text(0033): List : high limit alarm Value : 1 text(0017): List : low limit alarm Value : 1 text(0018): List : limit alarm/warn Value : -2 text(0018): Value : -1 text(0020): Value : 0 text(0055): Value : 1 text(0019): Value : 2 text(0017): List : high limit warn Value : 1 text(0019): List : low limit warn Value : 1 text(0020): List : high limit Value : 1 text(0016): List : low limit Value : 1 text(0015): List : limit exceed./auto Value : 0 text(0026): Value : 1 text(0027): List : heating/cooling Value : 0 text(0046): Value : 1 text(0047): Siemens instabus EIB 20-7 . Value : -1 text(0015): Value : 0 text(0055): Value : 1 text(0016): List : man.

Value : 1 text(0080): List : cooling mode Value : 1 text(0047): List : cooling Value : 1 text(0073): List : slow/fast Value : 0 text(0061): Value : 1 text(0063): List : empty/full Value : 0 text(0028): Value : 1 text(0029): List : left/right Value : Value : 0 text(0054): 1 text(0053): 20-8 Siemens instabus EIB . cooling mode cooling slow fast empty full left right List : heating/cooling Value : 0 text(0071): Value : 1 text(0073): List : lighter Value : List : higher Value : 1 text(0114): 1 text(0112): List : initialisation Value : 1 text(0051): List : comfort oper.Predefined Texts List : heat/neut/cool. Value : -1 text(0071): Value : 0 text(0072): Value : 1 text(0073): List : heating mode Value : 1 text(0046): List : heating Value : 1 text(0071): Visualisation heating neutral cooling heating mode heating heating cooling lighter higher initialisation comfort oper.

normal abnormal normal oper. heating oper. open closed open open close oil alarm optimisation passive active phase loss List : open/close Value : 0 text(0109): Value : 1 text(0110): List : oil alarm Value : 1 text(0006): List : optimisation Value : 1 text(0052): List : passive/active Value : 0 text(0059): Value : 1 text(0060): List : phase loss Value : 1 text(0013): Siemens instabus EIB 20-9 . Value : 1 text(0074): List : normal/abnormal Value : 0 text(0055): Value : 1 text(0056): List : normal/heat Value : 0 text(0075): Value : 1 text(0076): List : open/closed Value : 0 text(0033): Value : 1 text(0032): List : open Value : 1 text(0109): Predefined Texts slow medium fast night operation day operation night depress. Value : 0 text(0045): Value : 1 text(0044): List : night depress.Visualisation List : slow/med/fast Value : -1 text(0061): Value : 0 text(0062): Value : 1 text(0063): List : night/day oper.

Predefined Texts List : contr. mode Value : 0 text(0042): Value : 1 text(0043): List : standby mode Value : 1 text(0079): List : stop/start Value : 0 text(0034): Value : 1 text(0035): List : failure Value : 1 text(0010): List : power loss Value : 1 text(0014): List : stage 0/1 Value : 0 text(0095): Value : 1 text(0096): List : stage 0/1/2 Value : 0 text(0095): Value : 1 text(0096): Value : 2 text(0097): 20-10 Siemens instabus EIB . on/off Value : 0 text(0121): Value : 1 text(0122): List : back-/forward Value : 0 text(0038): Value : 1 text(0039): List : pause/oper Value : 0 text(0067): Value : 1 text(0108): List : close Value : 1 text(0110): Visualisation controller off controller on backwards forward pause position operating pos./wint. close summer mode winter mode standby mode stop start failure power loss stage 0 stage 1 stage 0 stage 1 stage 2 List : sum.

alarm Value : 1 text(0007): List : deep/stop/high Value : -1 text(0111): Value : 0 text(0034): Value : 1 text(0112): List : deeper Value : 1 text(0111): day operation night operation dew-point alarm techn./mid/top Value : -1 text(0064): Value : 0 text(0065): Value : 1 text(0066): List : warning Value : 1 text(0011): Siemens instabus EIB 20-11 . Value : 0 text(0044): Value : 1 text(0045): List : dew-point alarm Value : 1 text(0106): List : techn. alarm deeper stop higher deeper deeper higher bottom top bottom middle top warning List : deeper/higher Value : 0 text(0111): Value : 1 text(0112): List : bottom/top Value : 0 text(0064): Value : 1 text(0066): List : bot.Visualisation List : stage 0/1/2/3 Value : 0 text(0095): Value : 1 text(0096): Value : 2 text(0097): Value : 3 text(0098): Predefined Texts stage 0 stage 1 stage 2 stage 3 List : T controller default: 0 default text(0105): inconsistent Value : 1 text(0116): COMFORT Value : 2 text(0117): STANDBY Value : 4 text(0118): NIGHT Value : 8 text(0119): FROST PROT. Value : 16 text(0120): DEW POINT List : day/night oper.

Predefined Texts List : maintenance Value : 1 text(0012): List : water alarm Value : 1 text(0008): List : closed/opened Value : 0 text(0030): Value : 1 text(0031): List : cl/stop/opened Value : -1 text(0030): Value : 0 text(0034): Value : 1 text(0031): List : prev/next Value : 0 text(0040): Value : 1 text(0041): Visualisation maintenance water alarm closed opened closed stop opened previous next 20-12 Siemens instabus EIB .

.................8-9 Auxiliary programmes .......................bat..............................................14-1 Arc.........................................................17-4 Alignment..Visualisation Index 21 Index A Acknowledging an event...........16-3 ACTUAL VALUES..............................19-1 B Background colour ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................15-15 Bar diagram (overlapping) .................................................................................................................................................................................................7-39 autoexec.................9-1 Backup directories..............................................1-25 Add-Ons .............................................................................................................................................................18-4 Additional Functions...................................................................7-40 Assignment variable ....................................................................................................................................................1-19.....6-3 Backup copy.................................15-13 Arithmetic operators ....................6-8 Area diagram ........................................................process item............................17-4 Bus connection ...........................1-14 Automatic programme start......3-5 Siemens instabus EIB 21-1 .................................................................................................5-15 BOOTP ...13-4 Assign process items..........................................................................................................................................................................................................15-15 Bar variable..................................................................8-9 Autostart ...............................8-9 Automatic start of WINDOWS .........................................................................13-1 Call the visualisation software............2-11 C Calculations/logic operations...................................................................................................15-13 Area diagram (filled) ..........................................................................19-13 Bar diagram ...................................................6-16 Annual calendar..................................................................................................................................................19-16 Addressing ......................................... 7-6 Bit groups...................................................................................................................................................................................................6-4 Background picture .......................................................................................................................................................................................8-1 Bus system ..........................................................................

........................................................................ 13-4 Computer name ..................................... 17-5 Combine ..................... 14-9 Copying time jobs.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1-14 Connection to the bus system ...................................... 2-13 Creating new group (val................................... 8-8 Circle.................. 18-4............................................................................... 18-1 Coupler ............................................................... 17-8 Conditions/control commands................................................... 18-7................ 1-21............... 6-14 Command output ................................................................................................................................. 5-20 Copy ................... 6-14 Delete group (val..................................... 2-4 Conversion functions.................................................................... 2-4 Commands of the programme editor........... 6-1 Cut .......................................................................................................... 5-7..sys ..... 5-12 Data type ............................................................................................................... 2-10 Constants .................................................................... 18-9 Consumption statistic.................................................................................................. 1-16... 18-11 Counter variable ............................................... 6-7 Client ...........Index Visualisation Central function ............................... 14-28 Default gateway .......................................................................................................................... 5-29 Change size ................ 6-12 Copying day programmes ......................... 18-11 Control commands .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 15-6 Deleting day programmes ........................... monitoring) .................................................................................................................................................................... 7-23............ 12-2 Commands of the Recorder........... 5-10 Day statistic ................................................ 7-37 Comparison operators ......... 6-10 Changing user name ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 13-3 Consumption hours .................................................................... 17-3 Define process items ............................................... 17-11 Client/32 interface ..................................................................................................................................................................... 5-26 Defining tracks...................... 15-7 Delete ............................................................................................................................................ 14-8 Counter............................ monitoring) .................................................................................... 18-10............................................................................................................................... 12-5 Deactivating the Time Manager ......................................................................................... 6-14 D Data sub-type name ................... 13-5 config......... 1-9............... 18-11 Day statistic display................ 15-4 Creating pictures ......................... 14-10 21-2 Siemens instabus EIB ................. 18-8 Deactivating event programme .........................

.....................................................2-14 Duplicate ......................................................................................................................15-2...................................................................................................................................16-1 EXCEL ..............................................................................................................Visualisation Index Deleting events .... 17-4 Dongle ...........18-14 Events .....................16-1 Event programme ..................................1-19.......................................................................................................4-1................................................................................................................................................................................17-8 Editing day programmes ......17-4 Diagram variable.....................................................................................................................................................................................1-16............14-13 EIB 2.................................................................................................................................................................................................................14-4 Editing event programmes..............8-13 Event monitoring................................................ 18-1 EIB installation bus..... 19-14 EIB simulation mode ....16-6 Deleting individual jobs .................... 4-1 EIBus data type .......................................................................................4-5 Device monitoring ................................................................1-24....2-5 Dummy devices ..............................................................................................................14-9 Detail values................................. 3-5.........................................................2-9 Event messages on the screen ................................................1-19 E Editing box ............ 17-5................4-10 DHCP ............ 7-9 Disable printer .............................................................................5-10 Ellipse .............................................16-9 Displaying time manager.8-18 Displaying events ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................5-23 EIS types .................................................................16-2 Displaying filter (events).................... 19-1 EIBTool Software (ETS)............................................................................................................................................... 16-1 Siemens instabus EIB 21-3 ...............................................................................................................18-12 Device list............................................................................6-6 Enable printer ............................................7-23................ 17-6 Drawing tools ...................................................................................6-12 Dynamic image elements ...............................................................................................................................................1-11 EIB Parameters ..............................13-8 Event programmes...................................................14-22 DNS..................................................17-3....8-18 ETS data base ...11-1 Device texts ....................4-8 ETS project planning .........................................................................................................................................................................4-3 EIBTOOL .......2-5..............................................................................................................................12-1 Event programme monitoring ............................................. 4-9............................................................. 10-1...................6-6 Driver write mode ...................................

.......... 16-18 Extra parameters ....................................................................................................................................... 6-18 Group address ............................ 15-30 Exporting event data to EXCEL ................................................................................................................ 3-6 Installation ............................................................. 10-1 Interworking standard ............................................................................................... 9-2 Import files ......................................................................... 18-7 I Image variables..................................................................................................................................................................... 9-2 Export project ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1-3............................................................................... 5-30 F File formats ................................................................................................... 18-7 Follow-up time jobs ...................... 14-29 Fonts .................................................................................................................................................... 5-24 Invisible................................................................................................................ 6-3 Importing a project ........................ 7-16............................................... 1-13 Hidden switches............................................................................................................................................................ 7-12................................. 17-4 G Global value ................. 7-5...................... 17-2 Hours of operation counters.. 2-13 Filtering list ................................................................... 16-11 Grid ............................................................................................. 7-15 Graphical analysis of the event data base ........................... 9-1 Export to EXCEL........................................................................................................................................................................ 6-8 FTP programme............................................... 7-1 Import data .............................. 7-12 Hint texts .................................................................................... 16-15 Exporting/importing event files ........................ 3-1 Installation of the options ..... 5-25 Graphic symbol......................... 7-5........................Index Visualisation Export data ............. 1-16 Group texts.................................. 7-22 21-4 Siemens instabus EIB ....... 5-7 HOST .............. 17-4 Host address .......................................................................................................... 4-10 H Hardware requirements .............................................................................................. 6-3 Filter table.........................................................................................................................................

......................18-12 Month statistic ....6-10 Move measuring cursor ...............14-1 Jump instruction ..................................................15-12 Line diagram (filled) ...........................................................................2-11 Log event messages...........................................................................................................19-14 Multi-state messages/commands.......Visualisation Index Invisible switch...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................13-5 K Keyboard operation only ............................2-13 Line diagram.................................................................................1-19..2-11 Mark ...................................................................5-18 Message window......................................................................................................7-9 Line coupler..............................................................................................6-10 Marking multiple elements ........................6-6 Line (bus system).............................8-13 Meter variable ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................8-12 Logic operators .................................................2-11 Line chart ...............................................................................................7-22 IP-address ...........................17-2........................15-12 Location inside the bus system .................8-24 L Library ............................................................................................ 7-13 Mirror .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................15-24 Multicast list .....................................................................................................................................................................................8-8 M Main line......... 17-4......................................................................................................................................................................5-14 Siemens instabus EIB 21-5 ....7-1 Line ........18-11 Month statistic display ....................................................................................................................13-4 Log-on ...............6-15 Moments of time .......................................................................................................... 17-3.................18-9 Move ..............................................................................6-11 Measurement Values/Set Commands /Counters ......................... 17-8 J Jobs...

....................................................................................................... 17-3 PI-Values................... 5-18 Output variable ........................................................ 18-12 Picture menu ............................................ 7-11 Ping............................................................................................................................................................................................... 1-19.................................................................................... 17-5 Novell TCP/IP....................... 17-12 NU Tool.............................................................................. 17-1 Network organisation ................................................................... 5-14................................................................................ 17-4 Network interface........................................................................................................................................................................... 17-3 Network administrator..................................................................................................................... 18-12 PI Values-Sum .................... 8-5 Picture variable ................................................................................. 14-25 Parameterise display ................................................................... 18-4 21-6 Siemens instabus EIB ..... 1-19.................................................................... 7-29 Opening pictures manually.......... 17-6 Parameterisation of week variable ........ 6-16 Observer......................................................................... 17-2 Network protocol................................... 17-12 NUI = Network Unlimited Interface ............................................................................................ 17-2........ 8-4 Period of the statistic ... 17-5 PING .......................................................... 8-19 Partial worlds........................Index Visualisation N Naming variable ....................................................... 17-1 Network application............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17-4 Network computer list.......................... 17-1 Network server.................................................................... 7-3 P Parallel interface ............................................................................................... 17-5 NU technology.............................................................................. 17-1 NU–Interface ................................................................................. 17-4 Non-return pointer ...................... 17-1....................................................................... 7-6 Novell network ............................................................ 15-10 Parameterise printer output ......................................................................................................................................................................... 17-13 Password........................................................ 8-26 Operation designation ............................. 17-1 O Object locks..................................................................................................... 19-14 Network driver.......... 17-2 Network address ............................................................................................................................. 7-2 Network................................................................

.........................................17-2....................................................15-1 Recorder................................................................................................................................................. 8-6 Project library .................................................................................................................................................................8-4 Process item .......................1-2 Player ...................................Visualisation Index Pixel graphics ................15-20 Siemens instabus EIB 21-7 .........................................................................................................17-15 Printer...................................................................................................................7-39 Project menu.............................8-6.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4-1 Processitemlist.....................................4-1 readme..........17-3 S Saving/loading display parameters..............................................................9-3 Printing recorded data.......... 17-3 R Read in bus device data ...........................................7-31............................................................................................................................................................... 18-7 Rectangle .....................................8-17 Printing project data .............................................................................................6-15 Rounded rectangle ........................................... 8-27 Primary network address ...........................................................18-12 Polyline .............................. 1-23 Printing .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................13-7 Printing event messages in file .......6-6 Router ..................................3-1 Record length..........16-17 Priority ..................18-15 Rotate.....8-11 Project access ...............................6-16 Resolution by hours .............................................................................................................................4-2 Read out bus devices.....................................ini...................................18-7 Provider .......3-6....................................................wri .....................3-5 Protocol file ...........6-6 Reference element ................................................ 8-12 Privilege level .............................................................................................................................1-9.................................................................................1-8................................................................................................................8-5 Project name ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................15-31 Printing the event data base ......5-32............................................................................................................12-2 Programme protection .................17-4 pp..........................6-6 Pool ............................................................................................7-34 Points .................................................................................................................18-7 Programme editor ..........................18-15 Resolution by minutes ..............................................................

.................................................................................................................................................................................... 8-3 Simulated telegram rate ............. 5-6................................................................... 14-1 Screen ........................................ 18-12 Statistic display........................ 8-1 Start-up .................. 7-4 Secondary network address............................. 17-18 Server number................ 8-23 Status line.................................................... 6-16 Server ............................ 19-14 State variable................................................................................................................ 5-12 Slave pointer.... 15-16 Stack diagram (overlapping) ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 5-24 Scaling of axes.................................................................................. 18-14 Scroll bar..................................... 17-17 Set system clock ..................................... 17-15 Sequence.............. 18-9 Statistics ........................................................................................................... 15-19 Scheduler....................................................................................................... 8-23 Split.................................................. 17-8.................................................................................. 6-9 Simulated telegram count .. 2-4....................................................................................................................................................... 7-6 Software requirements ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 17-11................................................ 17-10......................................... 15-16 Standard settings ........................................ 8-2 Single-State Messages/Commands .................................. 14-30 Setting day programme.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20-4 21-8 Siemens instabus EIB ............................ 8-3 Simulation....... 18-9 Statistics (events) .......................................................................... 6-18 Status list........... 14-14 Settings ............................................................................................... 2-1 Status display ........................... 7-18 Static images.............................................. 1-21..................................................... 18-8 Statistics .......................................................... 17-12 Starting the Visualisation .............................. 17-6...................................................................................................... 1-13 Sound file............................................................. 8-5 Start menu........................ 17-15......................................................................... 6-14 Stack diagram ... 19-13 Start-up programme .................................................................................................................... 7-11 Script-language ..... 8-25 Sequence of objects........................................................... 18-12 Statistic period.................................................................................................................................................................. 16-11 Status applications ............................................................... 8-5 Standard switches.................................................... 1-19 Statistic....................................Index Visualisation Scaling ................................................... 1-4.................................................................................................................... 17-9.................................................................................................................................................... 1-18 Static Images................................................. 2-8 Start-up picture.............

..................................................................................................................................................................................................14-1 System configuration .......18-7 Switching cycles ....5-5 Storing event messages in file..............................................1-21..................6-8 Text file .....................................................................................................................................18-12 Switch variable ......................................................................................18-9 Symbol variable ..............................................................17-2 Type B-network.....................................17-3 Type of display ........7-1 survey protocol........................... 7-17 Time manager ...................5-3 Trigonometric functions .......................................... 7-20 Switching commands..........................................................................8-16 Storing events .......................................................13-4 Type A-network.....................................................................................................................................................................Visualisation Index Status object ...............................................................................19-8 System parameters..............................................................................................13-3 Syntax PING address ..................................................................................................................................................................................17-5 Telegram course .................15-12 Siemens instabus EIB 21-9 ..............................................................................................20-2 Status texts ............................................................................................................................................................................................17-3 System clock.................................................................................................................................................................................. 7-15 symbolic name ................................................................................................................14-2 Time programme.........17-5 TCP/IP...........................1-21...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................18-4 Survey protocol ...........................................................15-18 TCP Stack Microsoft ................................................................................................................................................17-2 TCP/IP-protocol ..........................16-4 Structure of an event programme..............................................................................................12-3 Style dialogue......................5-21 T Table...........................................................................2-13 Text ...........................................................................................17-8 Symbolic name........................................................................................................17-2 Type C-network.........................17-3 Syntax event programme.......................................2-1 Status text ..........................................18-15 Text variable .........................19-9 System values.............................................................................................18-10 Toolbox..........17-1 TCP/IP network ..................................................................................................................................18-14 Tool tip help.......2-4 Switching cycle counters ......................................................................................................................................................................1-21..............................

......................................................................................................................................................... 18-9 21-10 Siemens instabus EIB .....5-32............................................................................................................................................ 13-6 V Value monitoring..................... 17-4 Y Year statistic .... 5-24 Unsigned even number 32 bit wide ................................. 17-16 Visualisation servers.................................. 5-22.......................... 1-1 Version display .................................... 7-26 Workload by event programmes........................................................................................... 1-10 Variables in event programmes....................... 1-21. 13-2 Vector graphics............................................................................................. 13-10 WWW browsers................................................................ 5-35............ 7-23........... 2-7 Unsigned even number 16 bit wide ................................................................................................................................................................................... 17-18 visualisation servers ............................................................................. 15-27 User .............................................................................. 2-7............................................ 5-28........... 17-8...................... 1-7 Video variables .. 20-1 Units ....................... 5-24 Unsigned even number 8 bit wide ............................................................. 17-9.......................... 18-10.......... 5-24 Updating display ................................................................................................................................ 18-11 Week statistic display................Index Visualisation U Unique server Id .................................................................................................................. 18-11 Year statistic display............... 19-6 Versions available .................................................................. 5-30 Visualisation server.................................................................................................... 17-1................................................................................................... 18-1 User flags ........................................................................... 17-16 Unit text................... 3-6 User defined counters........................ 17-15 W Week statistic........................................................................................................................................ 5-4 Unknown group addresses ........................................................... 18-8 Week variable. 1-24 VGA ........................................ 7-28 Virtual group addresses........................... 15-1 Variable Types ................................................. 5-24. 17-15...............................

......................................15-25 Siemens instabus EIB 21-11 ......................................2-12 Zooming ........Visualisation Index Z Zone coupler .................................2-12 Zones ..........................................................2-13 Zone line.............................................................................................................................................................................................................