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Concept Concept 5/18/2017
Products: Automation Server, AS-B, Enterprise Server, Function Block Editor, Graphics Editor, AS-P, Project Configuration Tool, WebReports, Script Editor, SmartXKiosk
Functionalities: Programming, Engineering, Graphics, Import/Export, Reports
Product version: 1.9

Engineering Tools Overview

You engineer your system using the engineering tools.

Spreadsheet Overview

You use the Spreadsheet view to create and edit multiple objects and to save time.

For more information, see Spreadsheet Overview .

Bindings Overview

A binding is a connection between two or more variables for data exchange. In its simplest form, a binding consists of a source and a destination. The source supplies the value to the destination.

For more information, see Bindings Overview .

Text Reports Overview

A text report provides a simple and quick method of obtaining a customized view of object property attributes.

For more information, see Text Reports Overview .

Import and Export Overview

A solution or application is a user-created object or group of objects that perform a control process. Examples of creatable objects in Building Operation include networks, devices, programs, binding templates, graphics, trends, and alarms.

For more information, see Import and Export Overview .

Script Overview

Script programs are text-based instructions that tell the SmartStruxure server to take some kind of action to control a building.

For more information, see Script Overview .

Function Block Editor Overview

Function Block Editor is a graphical programming tool for SmartStruxure server devices, which you use to create function block programs that control and monitor building automation systems. For example, you create a basic program, called OfficeLight, to control lighting in a room based on occupancy.

For more information, see Function Block Editor Overview .

Graphics Editor Overview

​You can use Graphics Editor to create and edit graphics representing a site and the devices that make up the site.

For more information, see Graphics Editor .

WebReports Overview

​WebReports is a Web application that you use to create, view, and administer reports. The reports provide information about alarms, trends, and user and system activity. You use the reports to help manage your building automation system.

For more information, see WebReports Overview .

Project Configuration Tool Overview

Project Configuration Tool, with Project Configuration Tool client and WorkStation, is an offline engineering platform that is used for project configuration, virtual SmartStruxure server configuration, and deployment. Project Configuration Tool supports the major communication protocols in the same way as other Building Operation products.

For more information, see Project Configuration Tool Overview .

Vista Conversion Overview

To assess whether or not to convert a Vista system to Building Operation, you run an analysis of the Vista database export file to get information on the potential outcome of a conversion. The analysis is performed in TAC Vista to SBO Conversion Tool. If the analysis confirms that the Vista database is suitable for conversion, you can convert the database in TAC Vista to SBO Conversion Tool.

For more information, see Vista Conversion Overview .

Continuum Conversion Overview

Conversion is the process by which a customer's site is moved from Andover Continuum's legacy Building Management System to StruxureWare Building Operation. The Andover Continuum to StruxureWare Building Operation (SBO) Conversion Tool takes an ASCII dump from the Continuum system and creates SBO objects that correspond to the objects in the ASCII dump file.

For more information, see Continuum Conversion Overview .

SmartXKiosk Overview

The SmartXKiosk app allows you to configure AD as a dedicated HMI for local access to SmartStruxure servers.

For more information, see SmartXKiosk Overview .

SmartX AD-Link Overview

The SmartX AD-Link app allows you to use a USB connection for TCP/IP network communication between AD and a SmartStruxure server.

For more information, see SmartX AD-Link Overview .

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