QUICK START: Project Workflow

We are going to begin a new project from scratch using EVE Manager configurator software.
In the beginning, you will learn how to configure a switch actuator and how to design a simple customized user interface.
Finally, you will learn how to upload EVE project to the server and be able to control from EVE App what previously configured.

1 Gateway creation

Gateways tab is arranged into two different areas: Gateways and Gateway’s properties.

There are already four existing gateways which exist by default and can not be removed.

We need to create a new gateway that connects EVE Server to the KNX bus.

Click on the “+” icon on top right of the Gateways area (or click the right button with your controller). A new gateway will be created.

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Set a title and choose the KNX protocol on Gateway’s properties area.

Enable the new gateway and fill in the Address field with the IP of your KNX gateway.

Change the port accordingly to your configuration.

When configuring EVE X1:

Address field must be filled with the following text: /dev/ttyS1

2 Component configuration

Components tab is arranged into three different areas: Components libraryMy components and Component’s properties.

Drag and drop a “SWITCH” component from the Components library area to My components area.

Fill in Write Address and Feedback Address fields on Component’s properties area.

Write Address and Feedback Address correspond to the switch actuator connected to the KNX bus.

3 Upload to the server

Save the project then select Project on the menu bar and Upload to server.

The upload window will pop up. Be sure to enter all the correct data.

Select Search and then the IP address of your EVE Server.

Enter “admin” as user ID and “password” as a password of the project (default credentials).

Select Ok and the current project will be uploaded to EVE Server.

4 Real time connection

Select Project on the menu bar and Connect.

The connection window will pop up. Be sure to enter all the correct data.

Select Search and then the IP address of your EVE Server.

Enter “admin” as user ID and “password” as a password of the project (default credentials).

Select Ok and EVE Manager will be connected with EVE Server.

Once connected, it will be possible to check in real time the component’s configuration.

In case of wrong configuration, the wording “N.D.” (not defined) will appear inside the button.

 

5 User interface creation

NOTE
EVE allows 2 different user interface styles (Classic and Map) with a completely different type of visualization.
Each user has its own interface style (Classic or Map). The Classic style is the default one that EVE Manager allows you to configure.
To control your building with both user interface styles, you will need to create 2 different users and design 2 different interfaces.

User interface tab. This tab is arranged into two different areas:

1. Icons / My components (right area) which contains icon sets and configured components;

2. User interface grid (left area) where you will arrange the user interface.

Select Icon tab then drag&drop an icon on the User interface grid on left (Icons or Scenarios levels).

This is the first icon of the main menu of our new user interface.

Select My components tab then drag and drop the component on the User interface grid on left (Components levels).

Doing so, we have chosen the component we want to control when selecting the first main menu icon we have previously set.

6 Upload to the server

Save the project then select Project on the menu bar and Upload to server.

The upload window will pop up. Be sure to enter all the correct data.

Select Search and then the IP address of your EVE Server.

Enter “admin” as user ID and “password” as the password of the project (default credentials).

Select Ok and the current project will be uploaded to EVE Server.

7 EVE Remote login

Run EVE Remote app (on mobile device or desktop).

Select “+” icon at the top right corner of the screen. A new account will be created.

Set a title for your new account, then enter your EVE Server IP address (also Auto search).

Enter “admin” as username and “password” as a password of the project (default credentials).

When done, go back to the welcome panel and tap on the new account box in order to load your user interface.

                           

 

8 Interface usability

Once the user interface will be loaded, this is what you will see (Classic user interface style).

Tap on the icon to turn ON and OFF the configured switch.

                    

Well done, keep learning!

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