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Creating a Command Preset

Command presets can only be asserted. They cannot be undone. The only way to undo a Command preset is to create another Command preset that contains the opposite values. For example, if you create a Command preset that mutes the audio in a specific zone, you would likely want to create a preset that un-mutes the audio in that zone. You would then expose both presets to the end user, giving them the ability to both mute and un-mute the audio.

note: To avoid having to create pairs of presets, consider using Toggle and Selector presets.

To create a Command preset:

  1. Click the Processing tab to open the Processing Workspace.
  2. Create your Processing Map, configuring the system as you want it to behave when this preset is asserted. Set all your block values, create all your control links and make sure they are in the correct priority order, and customize all your names (blocks, links, DRs). If what you see in your Processing Map is exactly what you want returned when this Command preset is asserted, you are ready to continue.
  3. On the Processing Workspace toolbar, click Presets to open the All Presets dialog box.
  4. Click the Command tab. Notice that there is already at least one preset listed: the Baseline preset (which is always there). For details about the Baseline preset, see About Presets.
  5. In the lower right corner of the dialog box, click the Preset button to add a new Command preset to the list.
  6. Customize the preset name. This step is optional but recommended. Naming presets as you create them helps tremendously when working with multiple presets. To edit the name, click the text symbol next to your new listed preset, and then type the name you want in the edit box that appears. Press the Enter key or click the X on the text edit box to close the box and save the name. To cancel, press the Esc key.

  7. Begin adding blocks to your preset. To add a block, click the preset bar at the bottom of the block and drag it onto the drop target associated with the preset you are creating. Adding Level Block to Command Preset
    Alternatively, you can open the preset by clicking the preset name (which opens a dialog box showing more details about the preset) and then begin adding blocks. For more details, see Adding a block to a preset.
  8. tip: You can add multiple blocks to a preset all at once. To do so, select multiple blocks by clicking and dragging your cursor over all the blocks you want or by pressing the Shift key as you click on each of the blocks you want. Then click and drag the preset bar of any selected block and drop it on the preset drop target. All blocks in the selected group are added to the preset.

  9. Link the preset to a remote device (assuming you want to give end users the ability to assert the Command preset).

note: To quickly create an exact copy of a preset use the Duplicate button in the All Presets dialog box.