The project 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.
There are three steps in the Project Wizard which can be started by pressing the 'Start Project Wizard' button:
Step 1: Project Properties
This is the same for all three template types.
Enter the project name and, optionally, a comment.
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 to add the items you need for your project.
B. Standard Templates
You may choose from three pre-configured templates, which contain different elements and predefined functions and function types:
- One-family house: 3 floors, each with 8, 5, 3 rooms
- Office: 2 floors, each with 10 or 1 room(s)
- Apartment: 1 floor with 7 rooms
C. User-defined Templates
Project templates created and saved previously by the user can be reused here.
Step 2: Functions
The building structure of your KNX installation will be configured in this step. Depending on the template chosen in step 1, different functions are available. If you have chosen template A, you shall 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).
Step 3: Summary
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 Group Addresses Between 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 group address in a completely different range.
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 will now appear (with the chosen name) in the local project list.