CBus - Control 4 integration

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    willneild

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    Hi there, I am reasonably new to the world of CBus, I am struggling with Control 4 integration of scenes. I can control individual circuits but have no clue regarding scene integration. It’s only a small project luckily with 1 dimmer pack and 2 x Edlt and 2 x pir

    the system is connected and programmed through a RS232 PCI

    any help would be much appreciated

    TIA
     
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    Hey Will,

    If you have only that much C-Bus gear I wouldn't do scenes in C-Bus and just have them in Control4, just have them controlling the channels you want. If you want to trigger a scene in Control4 from C-Bus, you can just use a dummy group and monitor it in C4 Programming to set the scene you want.
     
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    Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately the customer wants scenes. So how do you create dummy groups that are attached to scenes? I only ask as the scenes are done on the EDLT’s and they don’t create groups. Do you need to link them somehow?
    Cheers again for the reply. As I say I’m quite new to this
     
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    I am saying have scenes but move them into Control4, use the Control4 Scenes.... and then usually you would use trigger groups but I find them fiddly in C4 so just make a group address in C-Bus that is on your buttons and then when you turn them on and off have a condition in C4 that when it sees that group address tun on/off to set the scenes you want, you may need to do a couple of things to get the indication working correctly but that all depends on what you want and how its set up.
     
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    Ok, so how to you link scenes to a group? I didn’t think EDLT scenes created groups?
    Sorry getting really confused
     
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    Where are you based? I am wondering if you can get someone who knows C-Bus to give you a hand. If you really want to use C-Bus scenes, then it can be done, but its more than a simple post or two to explain it and how to make it work nicely between C-Bus and C4.
     
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