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ETS PROJECT IMPORTATION

INTRODUCTION

The software EVE Manager allow to import an ETS project in order to speed up the EVE project configuration.

Project importation procedure

Step 1:

Open you ETS software and click on the project you want to export and right click on it.

Once clicked on the export button a new window will apear, make sure the the extencion .knxproj is selected from the “Save as” drop down, then hit save.

Exporting the .knxproj file from the ETS software
Saving the .kngproj on the local computer

Step 2:

Now open the EVE configuration software EVE Manager and head to the “tools” menu on top of the screen, then click on the “Import” side menu and finally click on “ETS project“.

How to enter inside the importation menu inside the Home automation configuration software EVE Manager Pro

Step 3:

Once you clicked on “ETS project” a new window will appear in the middle of the screen, in order to open the ETS project inside EVE Manager click on the “import” button on the top left corner of the importation window.

How to import the .knxproj inside the Home automation configuration software EVE Manager Pro
Step 4:

On the bottom left of the wizard’s window you can see three buttons. These buttons manage the rules created during the importation of the ETS project. Such as the coupling keywords (Command / Status, Up / Down – Stop) and the other settings done within the “Advanced mode” of the wizard.

Export rules: This button will allows you to export the rules created within the step in the ETS project wizard of EVE Manager.

Load rules: This button allows you to load a Rule file exported from other EVE Manager software.

Reset rules: This button will Reset the rules created in the Wizard during the ETS project importation.

Rule managing buttons of the ETS project importation wizard within the Ilevia's configuration software EVE Manager.
Step 5:

After loading the project hit next on the bottom right corner, here you will be able to set the keywards that the ETS wizard will use to pair the group addresses in order to create a single component in the EVE project with both group addresses already paired together. If this step is not set once the EVE project is created there will be two separate components, one with the write address and the other with the feedback. We suggest to choose keyword such as: Cmd for the comand address and Fb for the feedback one. This keywords will be checked on each of the name of the group addresses. This option can be toggled by Tick or Untick the check box “Enable feedback recognition based on text“.

Project's group creation inside the Home automation software inside the Home automation configuration software EVE Manager Pro
Step 6:

This step has the same functionality of the previous one with the difference that, in this step, you will be setting the coupling keyword specifically for the Shutters. So be careful to set the keywords in order to match the once you set in the ETS project.

Movimentation rules in order to couple the shutters group addresses within the EVE Project.
Step 7:

After setting up the keywords you can choose to 1. Create the project with the rules created in the previous steps or proceed with the importing procedure by clicking 2.Advanced mode“, the advanced mode allows you to set more rules and filters for the importation. 3. Preserve EVE names checkbox, once activated, allows you to preserve the components, that have been already created from a first ETS project importation, to not get overwritten in case importation of the same ETS project.

Selecting the single component inside the Home automation configuration software EVE Manager Pro

Step 8:

Once clicked “Advanced mode” a new step will be open, in this step you will be able to add a ETS group names that the wizard won’t import inside the EVE project. You can even decide to ignore importing the empty groups by leaving the check box “ignore empty groups” selected.

Groups importation rules on the Home automation configuration software EVE Manager
Step 9:

This step allows you to make custom rules in order to not to import only the specified components that have the name added in the list below. In the example below the components that contains the characters “” won’t be imported inside the EVE Manager project.

Component name filter rules inside the ets importation wizard Home automation configuration software EVE Manager

Step 10:

This step allows you to build custom group with custom components within the group. On the left side of the wizard you can set the “Keyword” that will be applyed as the name of the group. Then on the right side of the wizard allows you to create the actual Offsets that will be created within the group. You can choose which component will be created with its specific KNX addresses.

How to build custom offsets on the inportation of the ETS project inside the Home automation software EVE Manager Plus

Also you will be able to apply a template to each offset, In order to apply a template you will need to add the component Map Template before importing the map template. This feature allows the association of the offsets directly into the component that are inside the Template.

How to assign custom template to the ETS project importation inside the Home automation software EVE Manager

Step 11:

This is the final step of the ETS import wizard, first disable the check box called “display undefined only“, because if you don’t it will display only the group addesses which the wizard has not been able to recognise the “Dpt” (Data type). On the left side of the screen you will be able to see all the groups created inside the ETS software. On the right instead it is displayed all the group addresses already associeted with eachother with the component that has been applyed based on the Dpt you gave them in the ETS configuration.

Final configuration and address association inside the ETS importation wizard on the Home automation configuration software EVE Manage

Manage project functions

The seventh step allows to get the full project preview before importing it inside your EVE project. Below the components screen some more options are shown, heres below each one of them explaned.

ETS project importation wizard components commands insdie the Home automation configuration software EVE Manager

Filters

If enable this check box will apply the filters you created in the steps before.

Diplay undefined only

If enalbed this checkbox will display only the object the wizard wasn’t able to recognise, this mean that none dpt has been specified to the group address.

Create selected Items

This drop down allow the user to select multiple components inside the wizard and then changing its type to the one selected inside this menu.

Export rules

This button, if pressed, will open the local files allowing you to save the rules set in the previous steps.

Save custom rules

This button allows the User to save the custom rules made in the steps before called rules.json file save in the following patch of your computer.

File path: Users\Admin\AppData\Local\EVEManager/knx_wizard

Previous & Create

Previous: Allows the user to get back of one step in the wizard importing procedure

Create: Will import the KNX project and so create the components inside the EVE project applying the rules you set up in the wizard procedure.

 

Filters

If enable this check box will apply the filters you created in the steps before.

Diplay undefined only

If enalbed this checkbox will display only the object the wizard wasn’t able to recognise, this mean that none dpt has been specified to the group address.

Component selector

This drop down allow the user to select multiple components inside the wizard and then changing its type to the one selected inside this menu.

Create selected Items

This button allows to create only the selected components inside the components list on the right side of the wizard window.

Export rules

This button, if pressed, will open the local files allowing you to save the rules set in the previous steps.

Save custom rules

This button allows the User to save the custom rules made in the steps before called rules.json file save in the following patch of your computer.

File path: Users\Admin\AppData\Local\EVEManager/knx_wizard

Previous & Create

Previous: Allows the user to get back of one step in the wizard importing procedure

Create: Will import the KNX project and so create the components inside the EVE project applying the rules you set up in the wizard procedure.

 

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