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Christopher Simonian | 13 Dec 2016

FIN Weekly #23 - 2016

FIN Weekly #23 - 2016

FIN Stack 4.0 - Logic Builder - Basic Alarms

With FIN 4.0, we have now introduced a brand new Logic Builder application that utilizes block-style programming to help users create logic in FIN Stack. In this example we going over how to create a basic alarm program that will run on multiple equipment.

How it works:

Since everything in FIN Stack is context sensitive, the first thing you'll need to do is navigate down the architecture to any equip (or site/floor/point) that you would like to create logic for. Once the logic builder is launched, a wizard will appear with a few setting options and data thats automatically filled out based on your navigation's context. This wizard allows you to name your program, choose exactly what tags it will run on, and also allow you to select which points/tags/variables should be brought into the program.

After you've completed the wizard a new program will be created. As soon as you open the program, you will have your chosen variables automatically added into a list of variables, and a library of blocks to combine and create your alarm logic with. Once your done setting up your logic, you can create and customize an alarm block with a title, description, instructions, priority, tags and cost.

As soon as you save the program your done! The logic will instantly begin running on multiple equipment based on the tags that the program was automatically/manually set to run on.

Pay off:

FIN Stack automatically does almost all of the work for you. Below are just a few benefits of creating a site graphic using the Graphics Builder:

  • One Program for Multiple Equipment: All you have to do is create 1 program, and it will run on any tags that are set it to. The 'programOn' tags are automatically filled in when creating the new program through the context-sensitive wizard. (example: One alarm program could potentially run on all your VAVs, so you never have to set up multiple programs to do the same thing!)
  • Block Programming: The popular 'block-programming' style of setting up your logic has been implemented and improved in so many ways, making alarms that much easier to set up.
  • Alarm Badges & Notifications: After you create your Alarm logic, the program starts up instantly. If anything goes into alarm, a notification pop-up will appear on the top left of the page indicating an alarm just went off. Additionally, a 'badge' will appear on nearly all levels in the navigation menu indicating how many alarms are currently active under that level.

FIN Weekly #23 - 2016

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Christopher Simonian