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#1 Dj Foxx

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Posted 03 October 2005 - 11:38 PM

I noticed that in some brochures that on the IQ system screen there is a mini  floor plan of the building on the screen for using the system. I was wondering, how is that done? Because I would love to put that to use, it would make that grey background a little less grey.... Thanks! Benji

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 04:01 PM

Place the software in Edit mode. This is done by selecting the button from the main menu bar that looks like a hand writing on a piece of paper to the left of the yellow circle with the red question mark.
(BTW the circle with the question mark is the software help button).
When in edit mode there will be two tool bars on the main IQ window one at the top and one at the bottom of the Workplace screen.
*From the tool bar at the bottom left-click once on the house with the tree and the sun.
*Then left click on the grey back ground. This will drop a place holder for a graphics object on the work place screen.
*Right-click on the place holder and select "Edit Object Appearance"
*From the "Appearance Editor window select "Get Picture"
*Select "Load" and browse out to the folder were your graphic image is.
*Depending on the file size you may need to resize the file for optimum fit.
with smaller files several graphics can be placed on a screen.
When done take the software out of edit mode.
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BTW: by right clicking on the back ground and selecting "color" you can select a different back ground color also. biggrin.gif

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 09:30 AM

Ok, I started pllaying around with it, which led me to two more questions. Does your components have to be hooked up and online while programming? Also, when you are placing the faders, VU meters, LED's, etc, how would you program those devices to be insync with the componets you want them to work with? blink.gif

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 10:55 AM

In answer to your questions………….

Does your components have to be hooked up and online while programming?

You can work with a component or components on line or off line.

Working with components on line you obviously need to have the device(s) connected and talking to the software. There are three ways to work offline one is open a  saved Dataframe file- work on the file saving changes to the file. The second is to start out with a blank screen and create a device on it. Thirdly you can be connected to the system and select off line.

In the first method connect to the system and save a Dataframe file. Later, when not connected, work on the file saving changes to the file. When again connected to the system you will have the choice to “Engage” or “Upload” the file. Selecting “Engage” will put the file settings into the device(s).

Creating a device on the screen you will need to know what device(s) you will be adding and the firmware version. (If it’s for a new system then use the latest version) The latest versions of firmware can be found in the Downloads section of this forum. From the Dataframe Menu select New Components. From the pick list select an IQ component and assign it an address or a range of addresses. As a component is added to a Dataframe, a component image appears in the Workplace Page. Make changes to settings for the device(s) and save the file. Later when connected to the system you will have the choice to “Engage” or “Upload” the file. Selecting “Engage” will put the file settings into the device(s)

In the third method working offline refers to using IQ Software to configure Dataframes (IQwic files) for an IQNetwork while the computer is not communicating with an actual system. One can work offline even if the computer is connected to an IQNetwork. It allows you to make changes to system configuration without having any effect on the connected system. To work offline, go to the Setup Menu and select Work Offline, the button will depress. This function is duplicated on the toolbar.


When you are placing the faders, VU meters, LED's, etc, how would you program those devices to be insync with the componets you want them to work with?

There are two ways to create custom control objects on is Drag and Drop. The other is to manually create them.

In the Drag and Drop method Open the control panel for a device, while in Edit mode, left-click a control or meter and drag it to the Workplace screen and release. Multiple similar objects from the same device or another can be controlled/ monitored with one screen object by dragging those controls/meters onto the screen object and basically stacking them.

To manually create a Workplace screen custom control object, in Edit mode, select the desired control/meter left-click it once and then left click on the Workplace screen to place it on the screen. Right-click on the object and select “Edit Object Control List” Select the desired device(s) then select the desired control(s) and Add it/them to the Object Control List. Close the window.

By right clicking on a Workplace screen object and selecting “Object Appearance Editor” you can change it looks i.e. color, size etc.

The new custom controls will become active when the software is taken out of Edit mode.