Using the area view, you can find and view all the entities in your system quickly.
The entities in the area view are organized in a hierarchy (or entity tree) according to their logical relationships with areas. For example, the doors leading to an area, and other devices located within the area, such as cameras, are displayed below that area in the hierarchy as child entities.
- Find entities you want to view in the canvas.
- Drag multiple entities from the area view into the canvas.
- Rename local entities.
- Jump to entity configuration pages, if you have the required privileges.
|A||Search box||Type in the Search box to find the entities containing that text in their category, name, or description.|
|B||System entity||The system entity () cannot be viewed in the canvas.|
|C||Configure entity||Right-click an entity in the area view, and then click Configure entity () to jump to that entity’s configuration page in Config Tool. You need the user privilege to modify entity properties to use this command.|
|D||Area entity||Area entities () can represent a concept or physical location. It is a logical grouping.|
|E||Yellow entity||Whenever an entity name is displayed in yellow, it means that there is a problem with the settings.|
|F||Arrow icons||Click the arrows in the entity tree to show or hide child entities.|
|G||Red entity||Indicates that the entity is offline and the server cannot connect to it, or the server is offline.|
|H||Federated entity||All entities imported from federated systems are shown with a yellow arrow superimposed on the regular entity icon (). They are called federated entities.|
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