This window will assist you when searching all of the KNX product entries and when selecting/inserting KNX devices into your ETS project.
It consists of the following areas:
1. Tree view
The Favorites section offers three sub functions.
Allows the use of already preconfigured devices in a project. For details, see here.
The lock icon appears if it is not available.
Easy to use list containing KNX product entries that you have been previously used in a project. These can be reused in new projects or in the project which is currently open. This speeds up repetitive project design steps.
- The entries are user specific.
- The entries all have the default parameter configuration as provided by the manufacturer.
- The maximum number of entries that can be shown are 30. If more are added, then the oldest are removed.
This list contains product entries that have been added in the catalog via the import wizard. All added products during one import process have the same timestamp. The list shows devices with up to ten different timestamps. When the number exceeds this maximum, the oldest entries are removed from the list. Re-importing products updates their timestamps.
This tree view entry helps you access all devices (more precisely, catalog entries and the associated manufacturer-specific categories) stored in the product store.
Catalog View in the Dashboard
The global Catalogs view (Dashboard), shows all devices or catalog entries...
- ... which were imported directly as KNX product entries and are consequently located in the local product store. In this case it does not matter whether the import was performed via the dashboard window Catalogs or via the project panel Catalogs.
- ...which are visible via the online KNX product catalog.
Catalog View in the Project Window
In the local Catalogs view (referenced to the project), the same thing applies as stated above for the dashboard.
In addition to this, all those imported via a project import with imported catalog entries are also shown here (and only here). (There is an option to make this possible during the project export.) In the project itself, the definitive assignment of these catalog entries (which were brought along) from the project can be seen much more clearly and they are better delineated.
- If a catalog entry is grayed out, it cannot be imported to this ETS version (e.g. in ETS5, but the product requires at least an ETS6). This is shown as well when the mouse is moved over the catalog entry.
- If the list gets too long, use the Search, Find & Filter function.
2. List view
The KNX product entries available in or below this area are displayed in dependence on the selection made in the tree. The following columns are not self explanatory.
Devices which require external software to be installed in addition to the KNX product entry, so that you are able to configure them in a project.
Not to be confused with plug-ins or external software which also access these devices outside of ETS.
In the online catalog, the status of those devices is not known and the display is not meaningful ('?').
|Re-import Required||For more details see here.|
Indicates whether this device requires a plug-in and if yes, various additional status indications are shown here.
|Bus Current||Indication (if provided by the manufacturer) about the bus current that the device draws from the bus line.|
|Icons||For more details see here.|
|Icon||The KNX product entry is available in the online catalog (if the symbol is not there, then it is in the product store).|
|Fingerprint||For more details see here.|
|Security||This device supports KNX Secure.|
Via the context menu (right mouse click), the following functions are available.
- Add to Device Templates: For details see here.
- Update from Online Catalog: For details see here.
- Delete: Deletes the product from the local product store.
Details about catalog entry/ application program of a selected KNX product.
4. Upper toolbar
Runs the KNX product Import Wizard.
|Export||Exports the selected items in ETS format (*.knxprod). The items are the same as those described above.|
|Hide online catalog||
|Download||Downloads the KNX product entries locally in the product store.|
|Catalog entry, functional subdivision||The entire path (branch levels, functional subdivision) of the catalog entry is shown here.|
|Search field||Search field|
|Product help||Some KNX product entries contain an extra product-specific help file (CHM). In this case, when such a product is selected, an extra help button will appear. However, this product help is limited to ETS3-ETS5 product database entries.|
5. Lower toolbar
The entire functionality here serves the purpose of adding devices to a project. There are three different possibilities for adding a device.
1.The Add button
Allows several settings for the target location to be made. The individual options are (from left to right):
- How many devices will be inserted at one time
- Into which project
- Into which window
- Into which element (the type is dependent on the option c) selection)
You can also quickly and easily select options b) and c) by clicking on the target element, e.g. a Room in the Building Structure window or a Line in the Topology window. ETS will make the above settings accordingly. The Add button is enabled only if a device is selected.
Double click on a device (uses the settings as described in 1. above).
3.Using Drag & Drop
Drag the device from the Catalog panel into another panel, for example, the Buildings or the Topology windows.