Posted - 25 Jan 2011 : 17:14:23
| The layout wizard is a very handy tool to quickly align and address panels in a rectangular layout (for more "creative" layouts the Quick Addressing Tool is still your friend).
I made a walkthrough (with some screenshots) for a layout of 3x2 LC2140+ Panels.
Your starting point will typically look like this. No panels on the canvas, multiple panels detected (Discovered Devices).
You select the Layout Wizard behind the Wizards icon.
The Wizard will first ask you which panel type you want to layout. He will only let you choose between the detected panel types (only LC2140+ in this example).
He will also ask you if you want to group the panels into a panel group, once completed.
Enter the width and height of the screen (in number of panels). Don't enter a width and height that exceed the amount of connected panels.
In the next step you will be asked for the cabling layout of your screen (he needs this information to detect panels in the right order).
Daisy-chain direction: "Horizontal", as I daisy-chained the bottom row horizontally, then jumped to the next row, and then that row horizontally again
Starting corner: "Bottom Right", as the cable from my P3 System Controller was connected to the bottom right panel (and daisy-chained from there on)
Multiple daisy-chains: "No", all panels are on one single daisy-chain
Number of colums per daisy-chain: Not needed
Start number: Can be anything, normally set to 1, but can be another address if you already placed some other panels onto the canvas
Press create layout to finalize the wizard.
The panels are all placed onto the canvas, in the requested layout. All panels are now automatically addressed.