COUNTER

Category: Services

 

Counter is an additional service that EVE system provides. This plugin module allows you to count how many  times a switch component has been turned on and the amount of time it has been ON (days, hours, minutes, seconds). Counter plugin turns to be extremely helpfull for projects where the preventive maintenance is necessary in order to the best safety and efficiency.

Step by step support

Differently from other EVE plugin modules, this plugin is thought to be used on EVE Manager.

EVE Manager

“Counter” component is already visible on “Components Library” tab. However you necessarily need to download EVE Logic on your PC in order to make use of this additional service/component. EVE Logic installation will allow you to successfully use this component on your new project.

1. EVE Logic download

Select Tools tab from EVE Manager menu –> Plugins

Download EVE Logic in order to enable Calculator plugin.

You can also check the plugin modules installation page.

2. Counter’s properties

Once you have dropped Counter component to “My Component” area, “Component’s properties” area will show you component’s details.

Below the Counter setting ask you to select components from drop down menus. If menus are empty it means you still  have not these components on “My components” area.

You need to drag and drop to “My Components” area all the components you need:  a “Switch” component”, two “Info components and two “Pulse” components.

3. Mandatory components

Drag and drop to “My Components” area all the components you need:  a “Switch” component”, two “Info components and two “Pulse” components.

Once you will have dropped necessary components to “My Component” area, Counter “Component’s properties” fields will automatically fill in.

Select your Counter component and check properties area. Just select a different component from the drop down menu in order to make changes.

4. Counter’s parameters

The Counter timer will be shown on the final user interface with the following format: DAY(D), HOUR(H), MINUTE(M), SECOND(S).

You can set the preferred text format on Counter “Component’s properties”. Below you find parameters area where you can edit the counter text format. The default one is the following: {0:D2}d:{1:D2}h:{2:D2}m:{3:D2}s . If you do not want to see seconds running on user interface just cut the relative part of the text format.

5. User Interface creation

Once you have set all  properties and parameters switch to Map/Interface tab of EVE Manager software and build your end user interface.

Drag and drop on the canvas area all compulsory components of the Counter: the switch,  two info and two pulse components. Note that you will not have to drop on the cavas area the Counter component. Counter will only manage the internal counting between components.

Once you will have built the user interface upload the project to EVE and check the final result on your EVE Remote application.