Creating A Time-Triggered PLEXUS Configuration

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In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a time-controlled stand-alone show for MADRIX PLEXUS. Such Timers are important when you want to trigger Scenes at a certain date and time.


Date: 12/2014
MADRIX Version: 3.3 (Created with)

Note: Before reading this tutorial, it is recommended to read the tutorials »Recording MADRIX PLEXUS Stand-Alone Files and »Copying Stand-Alone Files To MADRIX PLEXUS.



Please start MADRIX and open the PLEXUS Configuration window (go to Tools > PLEXUS Configuration...).
When you have created PLEXUS Configurations before, the lower half of this window should look like shown in the image. In this example, we use the Configuration of the tutorials mentioned above.


Please select a PLEXUS Configuration on the left side and switch to the Timers tab in the lower right of the PLEXUS Configuration window. The list will be empty.


We will add the first Timer in this step. Click on the + button on the left-hand side of the Timers list.

A new Timer with the default settings will be added.
The default settings are:

Action: Scene
Value: 1 (That means the first scene will be triggered and activated.)
Type: Daily (The trigger will be activated every day.)
Time Type: Time (This means it will be triggered on a specific time.)
Start: 20:00:00 (This is the time when the Timer will be started.)


In this example, we want to play back the recorded Scene 1 every day at 8 o'clock a.m.
You can change the settings with the help of a double-click with the left mouse button on the desired column.
We want to change Start to 08:00:00

Please change the time to 08:00:00 (or 08:00:00 AM) and confirm with OK. You can see how it has been changed in the list.


In this step, we want to add a Timer that will activate the third Scene on every Sunday.
Click the + button again. Choose a value of 3 by performing a double-click with the left mouse button on the Value column.

Change the Type to Weekly.

Double-click on the list entry for Start. A new window opens. Change the Day to Sunday and the Time to 15:30:00 (or 3:30:00 PM). Click OK.



Finally, when we have a look at the created Timer, we can see that we created a Timer which will trigger Scene 3 every Sunday at 15:30:00.


Congratulations! You have learned how to create Timers for the MADRIX PLEXUS.


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