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Catalyst Pro Version 1.80

Version 1.8 adds many enhancements to BACnet support.

BACnet Features supported in V1.80 include:

  • Displaying and changing of control point values
  • Native schedule object editing
  • Native trend object reading and storage
  • Native alarm reception and user acknowledgment
  • BACnet/IP and PTP (direct or modem connection) data links
  • All analog, binary and multi-state inputs, outputs and values are supported
BACnet Schedule Control

Quick Start Instructions

Since the documentation has not yet been updated with the new features of v1.80 here is an outline of how to get up and running with BACnet devices.

The default username is MASTER. The default password is also MASTER.

Create a Site

  • Click the "Connect" button
  • Right-click and select "New Site"
  • Select BACnet, then select the desired data link (PTP or BACnet/IP)
  • Set the appropriate properties
  • For PTP connections you generally only need to specify the COM port (direct or modem), baud rate and a phone number if using a modem
  • For BACnet/IP the default options are usually sufficient

Import the Points List

To scan the network and import the list of data points:
  • Select the File|Setup|Control Points menu option
  • Right-click and select Import Points
  • The import process can take a few minutes per panel and cannot be canceled
  • After importing, points should be accessible from the TreeView. If the TreeView is not visible, right-click the main form and select "Show TreeView"
  • Double-click or right-click points in the TreeView to view or modify the values
  • Points may also be manually entered to access points over the Internet, through BBMD devices or from multiple remote sites simultaneously. See Help for more information

Create a Graphic Screen

  • Click the "Displays" button
  • Right-click and select "Add Display"
  • Select "Blank Display" as the template
  • Enter a description for the display. This will be shown in the caption bar of the display
  • Enter a unique name for the display. The default name is usually best
  • Browse to the desired background picture or click "Cancel" if you do not want a background picture
  • Select the display and click "Select"
  • Right-click the display and select "Edit Mode"
  • Drag and drop points from the TreeView to place components and labels on the display
  • Many advanced options are available by right-clicking the display while in edit mode

Schedule Editing

  • Click the "Schedules" button
  • Right-click and select "Add Schedule"
  • Open the BACnet folder and select the template for the type of schedule you need. For example, Delta Controls devices generally use "Enumerated" data types, while Andover Controls uses "Boolean". Most other data types are also supported
  • Schedules are basically graphic displays with a schedule component on them. Right-click the bottom portion of the schedule to enter "Edit Mode", right-click and choose "Select Point(s)" and select the BACnet schedule object you want to attach to this schedule
  • Save and close the form. The schedule data should now be read from the device

Trend Logs

Catalyst Pro will read data from native trend log objects and save the data to a disk file for later viewing.

  • Click the "Trends" button
  • Right-click and select "Add Trend"
  • Enter a description for the graph
  • Highlight the trend you just added and select up to eight native trend log objects to view on this graph
  • Click the "Select" button to read the data and view the graph
  • The graphs have multiple options and settings. Click the "Edit" button on the graph to change them
  • For devices that do not have native trend log objects, see "Auto-Trending" under "View" in the main menu
  • Trend log data can be automatically read every day. See "File|Setup|Scheduled Events" for more information


  • No special setup is required to enable alarm reception other than checking the "Alarm Polling" option in the Site setup properties
  • Once alarms have been received, select "Alarms" from the "View" menu or click the "X Alarms" panel at the bottom of the screen
  • Clicking the "Ack." button on a BACnet alarm will send an acknowledgment to the device
  • Alarms can contain special codes to load graphic displays and direct the messages to a printer or file. See "Alarm Programming" in the manual for more information
  • To have alarms emailed see "Email" under the "File|Setup|Program Options" menu
  • For devices that do not have native alarms, click the "Configure" button on the Alarm Database screen
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