HMI graphical objects

Each of the graphical HMI objects has its specific properties described below. The visual properties are common for all objects: 

template

you can use the “template” object for creation of specific part of your hmi definition. this object is always assigned to some function block or a program. source for this type of an element can be created while switched in full mode by choosing appropriate template type.

see chapter:Creating a graphic template for Terminal.

Text

Displays a fixed text. It is used mostly in the main screen (site name), naming of menu branches (Setpoints, Heating, AHUs, Lights, etc.), or to create a submenu with supplier/service contact data (such as web pages and phone number).

The “Static Text” object properties are:

Text - Text to be displayed

Text Setter

This element can be used for reading/writing of string variables.

In default settings this object shows value of the mapped variable. By clicking on the object you can edit the value and save it back to the variable in the dialog window. The header of the dialog shows the name of an element. Above the editable field with the current value you can see the name of the assigned variable.

The “Text setter” object properties are:

Variable - field for variable assignement (sring variable only)

Text - Text to be displayed before the variable value

Format - regarding this object the field needs no editing of the default value (#)

Unit - the text to be displayed after the variable value

Value Visible - show/hide entire object content (Text, Unit, Variable value)

TPG Bool

The “TPG Bool” object displays and edits a “Lib.Hvac.V1_0.T17_Boolean_Scheduler” or “Lib.Hvac.V1_0.T17_Boolean_Scheduler_Base” block. 

The “TPG Bool” object properties are:

Variable - Path to the variable attached to the object - select the complete time program block here

Value visible - enable if the actual time scheduler output value shall be displayed at the TPG (time program) object. If disabled, the TPG object is just a link to the TPG scheduler editor.

States mapping 

In States mapping the states corresponding to variable values are mapped. The values are Integer or “True(1)/False(0)”. Edit the status text, its visual properties, font, font size, bold type and italics, and optional image.

TPG Int

The “TPG Int” object displays and edits a “Lib.Hvac.V1_0.T19_Integer_Scheduler” or  “Lib.Hvac.V1_1.T19_Integer_Scheduler_Base” block. 

The “TPG Int” object properties are:

Variable - Path to the variable attached to the object - select the complete time program block here

Value visible - enable if the actual time scheduler output value shall be displayed at the TPG (time program) object. If disabled, the TPG object is just a link to the TPG scheduler editor.

States mapping 

In States mapping the states corresponding to variable values are mapped. The values are Integer or “True(1)/False(0)”. Edit the status text, its visual properties, font, font size, bold type and italics, and optional image.

TPG Real

The “TPG Real” object displays and edits a “Lib.Hvac.V1_0.T18_Real_Scheduler” or “Lib.Hvac.V1_0.T18_Real_Scheduler_Base” block. 

The “TPG Real” object properties are:

Variable - Path to the variable attached to the object - select the complete time program block here

Text - Fixed text to be displayed, followed by value and units

Format - Definition of the format of displayed value, the “#” characters represent positions related to the decimal point

Unit - Physical unit of the displayed value, will be displayed after the value

Value visible - enable if the actual time scheduler output value shall be displayed at the TPG (time program) object. If disabled, the TPG object is just a link to the TPG scheduler editor.

Min Value - Minimum value which can be set using Analog Setter

Max Value - Maximum value which can be set using Analog Setter

Step Value - Decrement or increment on clicking of the - or + button

It is also possible to define a path to images for a component which increases and decreases the value. This is in the Visualisation section. 

Value Indicator

Display of analogue value.

The “Value Indicator” object properties are:

Variable - Attached variable

Text - Fixed text to be displayed, followed by value and units

Format - Definition of the format of displayed value, the “#” characters represent positions related to the decimal point

Unit - Physical unit of the displayed value, will be displayed after the value