CatNet Systems CH-1 Help
Schedules allow for control of several points based on the time of day. Schedules are either active or inactive. Active means the current time of day falls within one of the specified time periods.
Up to 32 points can be controlled by each schedule. An active and inactive value may be defined for each point. For example, the schedule is active from 8am to 6pm and a setpoint is modified to 72 during active periods and to 78 during inactive periods.
Clicking the "Apply" button will save all changes on all tabs of the schedule.
Normal Hours Tab
Normal hours are the default times for each day of the week. Special exception dates may be defined on the "Exceptions" tab (see below).
Each day of the week has a horizontal bar where time periods are displayed and can be changed if the current users access permits it.
Above the bars is a header that displays the time of day the mouse is pointing to as it is moved over the bars, or if the mouse is pointing at an existing time period, the header shows the starting and ending time for that period.
Normally, the time the mouse points to is rounded to the nearest 15 minutes (0,15,30 and 45 after each hour). Holding down the Ctrl key will force it to round at 5 minute intervals. Depending on the resolution of the mouse, some time values may be difficult to pinpoint at 5 minute intervals. In these cases, select a time close to the desired time and then right-click the marker and select "Edit Marker". This allows typing an exact time.
Adding Time PeriodsTo add a new time period, move the mouse until the desired start time appears in the header, then hold the left mouse button down while dragging the mouse to the desired ending time.
Multiple days can be set at the same time by dragging the mouse over all the days that should be included. For example, click and hold the left mouse button on Monday at 8am, then drag it to 5pm on Friday.
Editing Time PeriodsTo edit an existing time period, click the left mouse button on a starting or ending time marker and drag the mouse to the new time while holding the left button down.
Adding a new time period that overlaps an existing time period will merge the two. For example, with an existing time period of 8am to 5pm, clicking anywhere within the time period and dragging the mouse to 8pm will extend the existing time period to 8pm.
Any starting or ending time marker may be right-clicked to display a menu. The menu option "Edit Marker" may be used to edit that time by typing a new value.
Right-clicking on the schedule will display a pop-up menu. Depending on where it is clicked, the menu will contain some of the following options:
An exception is a single date or a range of dates where the desired active periods differ from the normal schedule. Examples of exceptions would be holidays or special events. Up to 32 exceptions may be defined on each schedule.
Clicking anywhere on an empty exception entry will create a new exception and allow selecting the date(s) for the exception.
Exception time periods are created and edited the same way as normal time periods. See above for more information.
An exception with no times defined is considered a "closed" period. The schedule will remain inactive all day.
The points list displays all points affected by this schedule, and the active/inactive values of each point.
Drag a point from the device tree and drop it anywhere on the points list to add it to the bottom of the list.
Right-clicking on a point in the list will display a pop-up menu with the following options:
Resend Point Values
The resend point value option will resend the point values of all points at the specified interval. This can be useful to automatically refresh setpoints that users may have changed and other similar circumstances. Setting the interval to 0 will disable refreshes.
Refreshing many points at small intervals can bog the network down. Be careful how this option is used.
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