Course 301 - Using the LonMaker Integration Tool (KB914)

Using the LonMaker™ Integration Tool

Course Description

Course Duration: 2 Days  (16 hours)

In this course students will learn how to simplify and shorten the network design process by taking advantage of the advanced features of the LonMaker Integration Tool.  The course provides extensive hands-on experience customizing the LonMaker environment, managing large projects, managing netwrok variables and more.  This class will provide plenty of tips, tricks, and job aids to use back on the job.  
Who Should Attend
This class is intended for network integration specialists involved in the design, installation, and maintenance of LonWorks® networks for building and industrial control applications.

Course Prerequisites

  • Working knowledge of Windows 98 or Windows NT / 2000 / XP
  • (recommended) Attendance in the LONWORKS Network Design Course or equivalent experience with LONWORKS Network design
  • Complete the pre-course reading and LONWORKS Basics Quiz 

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:

  • Customize the LonMaker design environment
  • Enhance design productivity and organization
  • Design and manage LONWORKS network projects of all sizes
  • Optimize network resources 
  • Create a LonMaker HMI (Human Machine Interface)
  •  Install and maintain a LONWORKS network


What You Will Learn


Designing LONWORKSNetworks

  • Creating custom drawing templates
  • Creating and using Master Shapes
  • Using subsystems and creating supernodes
  • Using Plug-ins
  • Controlling and defining access and user privileges 
  • Design productivity features

Managing Network Configuration Properties

  • Installing, registering, and using LNS plug-ins
  • Replicating configuration properties

Monitoring & Control of network data

  • Creating a LonMaker HMI using ActiveX controls

Installing and commissioning devices

  • Batch commissioning methods including device discovery
  • Locating network and device properties
  • Creating and modifying network variable connection properties

 Maintaining the Network

  • Backing up and restoring the network design
  • Connecting client tools
  • Replacing and relocating network devices
  • Testing and verifying device health
  • Executing major network changes
  • Migrating networks
  • Recovering legacy networks
  • Merging network databases
  • Network resource documentation




Laboratory Work
This is a laboratory intensive class. Most of your class time will be spent using the LonMaker tool in realistic case studies.

What You Will Receive
Echelon® will provide each student with a course manual, handouts, a course CD, and
a set of job aids to support your network design back on the job.  Echelon will provide lunches and refreshments during the training days.  At the conclusion of the class, you will receive a certificate of completion and a list that includes companies, student names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of all class participants.


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