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Video: What shortcuts are available in Power Monitoring Expert Designer?

Issue
What shortcuts are available in the Power Monitoring Expert (PME) Designer application?

Product Line
ION Enterprise
Struxureware Power Monitoring
Power Monitoring Expert


Cause
These shortcuts are available by default in designer to improve the overall process and functionality of the application.

Resolution
1. Standard Module Shortcuts

Action Result
Left-click on input The list of inputs appears - you can select an input and link it to another module's output register.
SHIFT + left-click on input The list of inputs appears with the current input values displayed in square brackets.
Right-click on input The Delete Links dialog appears - you can break links from this dialog.
SHIFT + right-click on input The Delete Links dialog appears, showing inputs and current input values in square brackets.
Left-click on output The list of output registers appears.
SHIFT + left-click on output The list of output registers appears with the current register value displayed in square brackets.
CTRL + left-click on output The list of setup registers appears - these setup registers can be linked to inputs on other modules.
SHIFT + CTRL + left-click on output The list of setup registers appears with the current register settings displayed in square brackets.
Right-click on output The list of output register owners appears - you can break links from this dialog.
CTRL + right-click on output The list of setup register owners appears - you can break links from this dialog.
 

2. Creating a shortcut to an ION Module
To save time switching between modules in different windows, create a shortcut icon in one window that represents the original module in the other window.
A shortcut icon is identified by a 
symbol in the lower left corner of a module icon.

Creating a Shortcut Icon
Hold down SHIFT+CTRL then drag the module icon(s) to the window where you want to place the shortcut(s). After you have created a shortcut icon, you can use it in the same way you use the original module icon. Both icons support the same features. However, if you delete the shortcut icon, the original module icon is not deleted; whereas if you delete the module icon, it deletes all shortcuts to that module.
NOTE: You cannot create more than one shortcut icon per window for a single module.


*** Place Creating Shortcut Modules in PME Designer Video Here ***

3. Locating an existing ION module
Before you can edit a module, you must first locate it in the node diagram. To find a module in a node diagram, you can use the module tray feature of the toolbox.

Locating an existing module from the Module Tray
To display the module tray, right-click the toolbox icon for the type of module you want to locate. The module tray appears beside the toolbox.



The module tray displays links to all modules of that type that are currently in use on the node. For example, in the image above, there are eight Display modules in use by the node. To identify a link in the tray, point to it, the module's label is displayed on the status line at the bottom of the screen.

To locate a particular module, click its link in the module tray. Designer locates the module and displays it in the center of the workspace. If the module is located inside a grouping window, Designer opens the window to display the module.
NOTE: To close the module tray, click on any module icon in the toolbox.

*** Place Finding Designer Modules Video Here ***
 
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