Developing a project of Smart home, office or building
1 Fast start of the project with i3 lite server - creation of control projects via the HDL IntelliCenter2 / UMC C3 / UMC C4 server using HDL, KNX, Sonos and IP-Camera equipment.
added in March 2019
2 In the following video we show how to create a project in i3 lite using the Duotecno equipment.
added in June 2017
If you registered in the app, you get at once to the authorization page. If you got registered on the web-site, launch the i3 lite app. On the Welcome page enter your e-mail and password that you used at registration. Press “Sign in”.
The next window shows created projects.
Change user settings by pressing the user name in the top left corner.
Press "New project" and enter project name.
Select "Project without server".
The window where an installer gets first of all is called Config.
The “General” tab contains information about the project, the app version and allows to change language, style and project display.
To begin create a floor and add two rooms to it. It is done with the help of “Add floors and rooms” or with the help of the plus button in the top right corner.
Select “First floor”.
To add a room, select it from the list or enter its name in the line.
Now there is one floor with one room. You can create more floors and rooms later on.
Add another room.
Go back and start the project.
This window is called “Template”, an end-user uses this window. It shows a list of rooms, macros and modes.
Device widgets, macros, modes, photos, headings are displayed in a room.
Edit them by pressing in the top right corner. Control buttons are located there.
Save the project in the cloud not to lose it.
Come back to the “Config” and go to “Devices” tab.
Add a device with the help of “Add device” or in the top of the screen.
Select “Use scanner” or “Manually from store”.
In both cases you get to “iRidium store”.
It’s easier and faster to use a scanner. It allows to add all devices simultaneously. No need to enter network settings (host, port, id, etc.).
Select “Use scanner”, “Add scanner” and you get to “iRidium store”.
You need “HDL Scanner”.
Press on “HDL Scanner” and get information about it. Add the scanner to the project.
Now “HDL Scanner” is in the list of devices.
All available devices will be displayed in the window.
Select a dimmer and add it to a project.
The window shows a device and all subdevices that make it up.
Subdevice is a functional object of i3 lite.
For example, one subdevice is a lamp or one channel of KNX relay or one channel of HDL dimmer.
Sensors are not subdevices and they are controlled for free.
For more convenient calculation when choosing a license, subdevices are united into packs by 20 pieces.
In “Module preferences” you can delete a module and go to “Support” page.
By pressing on go to “Setup”.
Parameters of access to a device are set here.
By pressing on subdevice, go to it's settings.
Location turns out to be the real location of a device in a room. If you want to place only a widget to control a device do it in the “Template” window.
All devices are located in rooms.
When you select location of a device, its widgets are automatically placed in a room.
Later on you can delete or add device widgets from another room, but the location of a device won’t change.
Place a device in the created room.
Add location to dimmer 2 and dimmer 3.
Start the project.
Go to the room.
Macro is a sequence of control commands that is activated by pressing a button. It contains Action and Condition.
Make a macro to turn on several dimmers at the same time. Go to “Config”.
Go to “Macros”.
Create a macro with the help of or “Create macro”.
Enter macro name.
Create two macros. Select location for the macros in the room, where dimmers are located.
In “Add action” select “Device”.
Select Light 1.
Add Light 2.
Set “Value” at 50.
When the macro is pressed it turns on dimmers.
Create Second macro.
In “Add action” select Light 3.
Set a condition for this macro by pressing “Add condition”.
Select “Device” and Light 1 with “On” value.
Dimmer 3 turns on only if dimmer 1 is turned on.
To check macros work, turn off dimmers.
When “First macro” is pressed, dimmer 1 and dimmer 2 are turned on. And dimmer 2 has a value that was set.
When “Second macro” is pressed, dimmer 3 is turned on, as dimmer 1 is turned on too. If you turn off dimmer 1 and dimmer 3, and press “Second macro” again, dimmer 3 won’t be turned on.
If you want lamps to turn on and off at a definite time, create a schedule and a routine.
Schedule are created with the help of or “Add schedule”.
Enter schedule name.
A window with a created schedule appears.
Create an event.
Press “Add event”.
Enter a name, the beginning and the end of the event.
The end of the event is not used. Leave as it is.
Here is the created event:
Routines are a logical component of project that keeps track of changes in equipment states and reacts to the change as set in the logics. A routine can be server and panel. A panel routine works on panels as long as i3 lite app is launched. A server routine works on the server, even if the app is off.
Create two panel routines.
Go to “Routines” and create a new routine.
Select “Local” (panel routine), as the server is not used in the project yet.
Enter a name.
Here is a window with a created routine:
Set the created routine.
In “Add event” add “Schedule” event.
Select the required one in the list.
Select dimmer 1.
When an event starts, lamp 1 is turned on.
In “Add event” add a condition that dimmer 1 is turned on.
Press “Add action”, select “System”.
Select “Delay” with 1 minute value.
Add dimmer 2 to “On”.
Now add a condition in “Add condition”.
Select “Schedule”. Press “Active”.
The routine is ready.
If lamp 1 is turned on and the event is active, dimmer 2 is turned on with a delay of 1 minute.
Go to “Template” and enter the room to check the routine work.
Routines can be launched with the help of modes - a sort of triggers.
Go to the Modes tab.
Create a mode with the help of or “Add mode”.
Modes can be single and group.
Create both types of modes.
Here is a window of a single mode.
Locate the mode in the required room.
Group of modes
Here is a window of a group of modes:
Place the mode in the room with dimmers.
Add two more modes to the group.
Press “Add mode”.
By pressing in each mode you can
The changed mode:
The type of a group of modes can be changed.
Select “Type 2”.
Start a project.
Go to a room.
Try to move items.
Select “Room editor”.
Press “Add column break”.
Column break is added to the room.
Press “Edit mode”.
Create two columns.
One column will have widgets. The other column will have macros and modes.
Holding , move macros and items below .
Change places of “First macro” and “Second macro”.
Here is what a room looks like:
Go to “Config”.
Create three new routines with modes.
Go to “Routines”.
Routine 3 to check deactivation
Create a routine “Third routine”.
In “Add event” select “Modes”.
Select single mode.
In “Add action” turn on dimmer 1 and deactivate routine.
The routine becomes the last one in the left column.
When a mode is pressed the lamp is not turned on.
Routine 4 will turn on dimmer 1.
Press “Group of modes”. Press one of the created modes.
In “add action” set simple dimmer turning on.
"Device" - dimmer 1.
Here is what the routine looks like:
Сreate routine 5 to turn off a dimmer.
Select “Group of modes”.
Press any mode rather than mode 1 (“Mode 2”).
In “Add action” set dimmer turning off.
Go to a room.
Turn off all dimmers via widgets.
Press all modes.
Check routine work.