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George Hingle

George’s CBAS Tips, April 2019

One of the great features about Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS) is there are a number of built-in reports that you can easily generate and export. If you go to the Reports menu, the third section down is all reports about how your database is programmed.

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CBAS Tips
George Hingle

George’s CBAS Tips, March 2019

Last month, I wrote about how to make your history graphs on analog points more detailed by changing the History Save Settings. I also mentioned that the History Report can give you all of the history saves in text (as opposed to a graph) which can be easily be shared

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CBAS Tips
George Hingle

George’s CBAS Tips, February 2019

History Save Settings I think everyone who is familiar with Computrols Building Automation Software (CBAS) is aware that CBAS automatically saves History data, also known as “Trend” data, on all points in the database.  When dealing with Analog points, the frequency and resolution of these graphs is automatically set for

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CBAS Tips
George Hingle

George’s CBAS Tips, January 2019

Did you know that Schedules on both Analog and Binary Output points can have up to 24 “cycles”?
A Cycle is any time that the Schedule commands the point. A Binary point is just 2 possibilities, meaning On\Off, Start\Stop, Normal\Alarm. With 24 cycles, that means you can turn a piece of equipment On 12 times and Off 12 times. Of course, you would have to think of a good reason to do that but you might want to cycle something a few times. To find the Schedule, click any output point then click Program, and you will see the Program Schedule button.

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CBAS Tips
George Hingle

George’s CBAS Tips, December 2018

Are you familiar with the term “hot keys”? The term refers to using combinations of keys on the keyboard as a shortcut to a certain function or action in a program. For instance, let’s say you wanted to copy a file to another folder or attach to an email. First

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CBAS Tips
George Hingle

George’s CBAS Tips, November 2018

Programming Schedules with the Graphical Schedule Editor There are a few different ways to program a Schedule on a point in CBAS. Go to any output point in CBAS, click the point and go to Program. Then click the Program Schedule button. The most apparent way is to click on

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CBAS Tips
George Hingle

George’s CBAS Tips, October 2018

Show Point Relations Did you know that you can easily discover how points are related to each other through Logic or PID? This can come in handy when you have an Output point that has been commanded but you don’t know exactly where the command is coming from. Find a

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CBAS Tips
George Hingle

George’s CBAS Tips, September 2018

  Alarm Point Colors Did you know that it is possible in CBAS for certain points to show different background colors? This works on any Binary software point that is programmed into the DPU. Under the Program Alarm screen, you will see an option to “Change Point Color ONLY”.

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BAS Education
George Hingle

George’s CBAS Tips, August 2018

How to Set Up Tenants to Schedule Overtime Air and Lights The CBAS Web product was originally introduced so that tenants could schedule their own overtime air and lights while making it easy for building management to bill them these services. This is still true and it’s really easy to

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