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  1. #1
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    BACnet Graphics Packages

    I like the Johnson Controls NAE, but find the WEB 2.0 graphics kind of weak. It can be tricky to create a SVG file.
    Most of my customers don't know the difference between having software on a "workstation" and passing it across a network.
    Is there anyone out there that installs graphics packages on a workstation anymore? If so what BACnet graphics package do you all like?
    Thanks

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    I've not installed the BACnet software, but I really like the Iconics Genesis32 product. Robust, flexible interface...small files...good dynamics (eye candy).

    I've always wondered about Wonderware, but haven't had a chance to use it. They seem to be comparable to Iconics.

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    The Alerton EBT workstation is fairly easy to use. We took a job over once with it on there and it was simple to create graphics, display trends, and get alarms into the workstation. I'm willing to bet that you'd have a hard time getting EBT from someone though.

    For availability, I think the best you're going to find is a Tridium BACnet Supervisor to be perfectly honest. It has the flexibility and functionality to get the job done.

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    I personally like the Desigo Insight graphics package.

    Its actually Citect, a scada package from Australia, and now owned by schneider.

    It allows you to do simple if you want but if you have the time and inclination can do some pretty clever stuff. There are down sides of course like needing to compile the graphics, but it does transfer over to web easily if you have iis installed, and the libraries are not too bad.

    Orcaview has some really pretty graphics if you like black backgrounds but the idea of creating my own libraries scares the life out of me.
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    I love the Delta graphics and converting them to web pages is as simple as clicking a button.

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    Delta Controls Graphics

    Hello all,

    Where can i find a graphic for extractor fans for Orcaview?

    Regards,

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    Automated Logic's Viewbuilder creates some pretty sweet graphics and coupled with the thermographic floor plans and one custom graphic with every controller makes for a great package for little to no dealer investment. And if you want to invest the time, the sky is the limit.

    ORCAview graphics are sweet and easy to create. The new 3.4 and web have transparent backgrounds. I don't know how the new web graphics will be created, hopefully it will be as simple as now.

    But I think ProphetSuite has the slickest package right now. Looks real nice, have no idea of how long it would to take to develop something like their demo shows.

    There are a couple of specialist automation graphics companies on the web as well.

    kontrol out
    "Open is as open does." - Forrest Gump
    "Can't we all just get a Lon?" - Garry Jack
    "BACnet: integration or interrogation?" - The Janitor
    "Open protocols? You can't handle open protocols!" - Nathan R. Jessup
    “What’s that? Aaa… open protocols? Don’t talk about…. open protocols? Are you kidding me? Open protocols? I just hope we can hardwire an interface!” - Jim Mora http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7fjDS0jKiE

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    Extractor Fans graphics

    Hi,

    Is it possible to download a set of graphics for Orcaview regarding HVAC in general?

    Regards

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    ProphetSuite looks incredible, but I too wonder how much work would go into something like their demo video where you have the 3D campus layout, 'fly-in', and floor separation. Looks to be all Flash-based as well, which could cause issues.

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    We do Reliable conrols (native bac) and just had a new graphics package made available to us, most of the best animations are flash (the rest are ok too), but to do your own customs it means you have to follow the Flash BMS graphic step-by-step..
    1. Get a decent flash editing program. Not cheap..
    2. Realise that decent interactive flash controls, and achieving even the simplest bacnet interfacing with them is DAMN HARD to do yourself. Its even hard to try and modify an existing one.
    3. Create a GIF instead.

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    Knife Switch,

    You in Brisbane or Adelaide with Austec? Shoot me an email (in my profile) I have a couple of questions in regards to Reliable in Australia. I'm heading to the Gold Coast at the end of July.

    kontrol out
    "Open is as open does." - Forrest Gump
    "Can't we all just get a Lon?" - Garry Jack
    "BACnet: integration or interrogation?" - The Janitor
    "Open protocols? You can't handle open protocols!" - Nathan R. Jessup
    “What’s that? Aaa… open protocols? Don’t talk about…. open protocols? Are you kidding me? Open protocols? I just hope we can hardwire an interface!” - Jim Mora http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7fjDS0jKiE

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