The Plant view and List view provide the same options for commanding objects. You can place objects Out-of-service or return them to In service, release objects from Manual control, and command objects to a new value.

Commanding objects

  1. Display the graphic to use for commanding objects.
  1. Select the object label to open the Commander dialog box.
  1. Refer to the following figures and legend to complete the desired command.
Commander dialog box for an Analog Object.
Commander dialog box for a Binary Object.
Commander dialog box for a Multistate Object.

 

① Commanding to Out-of-service / In service

The Out-of-service / In service toggle button displays for objects that can be placed out-of-service.

 

② Commanding to Auto / Manual

The Auto / Manual toggle button displays for objects with a BACnet priority array.

  • If commanded to Auto, the slot in the object’s priority array is cleared.
  • If commanded to Manual, the object is commanded to the priority that has been assigned to the user role.
  • If the toggle button is unavailable, check the integration status of the device and perform an integration, if needed.

 

③ Changing the value

Some objects must be placed out-of-service before the value is changed. In this case, select Out of Service (① in the figure) and then change the value.

  • If minimum and maximum values have been defined for Analog objects, this range displays above the value field.
  • If the object has an Auto / Manual toggle button, it is placed into Manual control.
  • If the object has a priority array, it is commanded to the priority that has been assigned to the user role.

 

④ Command action buttons

  • Apply saves your changes and keeps the dialog box open for further commands.
  • OK saves your changes and closes the dialog box.
  • Cancel closes the dialog box without applying any changes.