18.4 Scheduler Configuration

The usual steps to build a set of Classroom schedules are:

1)     Define Holiday Schedules to handle exceptions to the 7 days per week schedule. The "Holiday" is any unusual event or series of events. The Holiday Schedule can be defined, redefined and assigned at any time, but usually is defined first to allow easy assignment to the Time Schedules as the "exception" to the schedule. The value of all tags will be set to the OFF value in the Classroom Scheduler during a Holiday (unlike the Scheduler which allows an on and off settings).

2)     Define the Time Group.   A single "Holiday Schedule Group" is assigned to each Time Group.  

3)  Define Class Number and Time.   This defines the Start Time and Stop Time of each classroom period.  Up to 16 classroom periods can be defined.  They apply to all days of the week.

4)     Define Equipment Groups.  One or multiple Circuit Groups and a single Time Group are assigned to each Equipment Group. Equipment Groups are groups of Circuits that frequently share the same Time Schedule. 

5)     Define Circuit Groups.  These are "Tags" that will always share the same Schedule.

6)  Class Setting is used to Set the On and Off (Yes and No) for classroom occupancy.  Yes will set the Circuit Group to its ON value.  NO will set all circuit Groups to their OFF value.

5)     Download the Schedules to the SCADA node.  You can download the SCHEDULER without stopping the SCADA node. The new schedule will take effect immediately.  If a tag is supposed to be ON, it will be set to the ON value.

Project Users can add, modify and download Schedules from the Project Manager. 

Power Users can add, modify and download Schedules from VIEW.