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FINtastic Tip: Scheduling Events

FINtastic Tip Schedules

Did you know you can create, edit, or check out what points are linked to a schedule in FIN's Schedules App? In this FINtastic Tip, we'll show you some additional tools that help make it easier to add scheduled events.  

For example, a boolean schedule, which has two states could be used to control lights on and off. To set this up, a user simply clicks the + sign to add a new schedule and clicks the day of the week to define the timeframe.

What's cool is a power tool is available to duplicate Monday's scheduled time event to the remaining days of the week, such as Tuesday - Friday. Simply click on the tools menu and select the "Duplicate Schedule Day" tool, answer a few prompts in the wizard and you're done!

In the latest release (5.1.5), we enhanced the user experience by also showing the schedule's value overlayed on the schedule graphic. This applies to boolean, numeric, and enumerated values, which makes it easier to tell what the new state or value is for the current/upcoming period. Check out our docs here for a step-by-step guide.

Schedules screenshot


B. Scott Muench

Scott joined J2 Innovations as a partner in 2011, and is now Vice President of Customer Experience. He has a wide range of responsibilities including evangelism, business development, training, and operational excellence. Scott is well known as an industry expert in smarthomes and smart buildings. He is a past president of ASHRAE, and is currently a board member for Project Haystack. Scott attended Clarkson University for Mechanical Engineering and graduated with a BS/Business in Organizational Innovation.

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