This is an item that seems to keep cropping up for blocks
i'm working with.
1) In many Bacnet systems, "Out of Service" pretty much disables the block
and it's essentially offline from further data fetches.
2) In other systems, it may be a setting that allows the user to take
the item away from automatic control, and allow a manual control or
override to take over. (Such as the "disable" in Continuum, or various
sections in EBO).
What i'm seeing for the most part is that inputs and outputs are set to
Out of Service True as soon as it's brought in. Ok, so far so good. When
I'm bringing in Value objects, the Out of Service is False. No problem
I'm seeing TemperatureInputs being brought in as Out of Service False,
AnalogConsumer as Out of Service False, Binary Consumer as Out of
Service True, and Multistate Consumer as OutofService False.
Once an input or output is assigned a channel, it should automatically go
to Out of Service False from it's original True state. In more cases than I
can count it's still staying true and I have to go back into the block to make
it false to get the block going after it's all been configured This is randomly
occurring depending on the block. It can be a pretty big nuisance. I'm looking
for the block to be Out of Service false when the block is configured.
As we're seeing in a post with Matt, he had trouble downloading a temperature
input block into his controller and it may have been because the Out of Service
for his temperature input being set to false. The download all will then fail on the
present value portion being written to the controller..
You now have a finished logic drawing and want to do a "Download All. It will
fail unless all inputs are put back to OutofService True
Being that the Out of Service seems more of a bacnet disable than anything
else, is there anything that can allow us to override input blocks? In EBO,
there's several cases where disabling the block allows us to override the input
to whatever we'd like.
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