The wizard guides you through the project creation process step by step as you use either pre-configured project templates or those you created yourself. A template is similar to a 'configuration' and includes elements for the entire building structure such as the number and names of floors and rooms as well as their descriptions. Additionally, predefined group addresses are created which are used later to link to Group Objects.
The next section describes the different Project Wizard steps.
This is the same for all three template types (A-C).
Here, enter the project name and, optionally, a comment.
Here, specify the topology and the medium type (TP medium is selected by default).
A. New Project (without template)
Create a new project from scratch. You can save it and reuse it later under Point C. Only the building name is predefined. Each Wizard step allows you add the items you need for your project.
B. Standard Templates
You may choose from three pre-configured ETS templates which contain different elements and predefined functions and function types:
- Single-family home: 3 floors, each with 8, 5, 3 rooms
- Office: 2 floors, each with 10,1 rooms
- Apartment: 1 floor with 7 rooms
C. My Templates
Project templates created and saved previously by the user can be reused here.
The building structure of your KNX installation will be configured in this tab. Depending on the template chosen in Tab 1, different functions are available. If you have chosen template A, you must enter all definitions here yourself. If you have selected option B or C, then:
- The building name will be predefined, but can be edited later,
- and predefined building parts and functions are created which can be renamed, expanded or deleted by the user later on. The corresponding group addresses are created as well (not visible at this point).
Building Structure Summary
View of the settings made in the previous steps.
Two options can be set:
- Always create central group addresses: Creates central group addresses (regardless of whether they will be used) if
- the option is selected
- at least two functions exist in one room.
- Number of free group addresses between the rooms: You can leave gaps between the group addresses to allow for the future insertion of currently unknown functions. This ensures that new functions do not have to use a GA in a completely different range (reminder: GAs are logical links between functions).
Here it is possible to save the project as a template with a user-defined name for later reuse.
When the Finish button is clicked, the Wizard attempts to create the project and informs you whether the operation was successful or not. The project itself will now appear (with the chosen name) in the Projects tab of the ETS Dashboard.