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Hierarchy of locations

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2015 10:59AM CET
DEXCell Energy Manager provides a powerful tool for multi-location projects which you want to keep a logical structure and have indicators by area quickly and efficiently.

DEXCell EM allows organize locations by a hierarchical or geographical criteria. Therefore, this allows analyse your locations more detailed, adding the energy consumption of electricity, gas, water ...
 

Elements of the hierarchy

 

The schema of the hierarchy in DEXCell Energy Manager is the following. We have 4 different elements explained below. 

  • Global: root of the project
  • Zone: sublevel
  • Location: the DEXCell Energy Manager logical unit. Depending on your account, a location can be a single office, a building, a factory, an airport, etc.
  • Sublocation: one step further the location. It represents one region of the location, for example: a  floor, a room, a zone of a building, etc
For more information about how to create these elements, click here. 

Depending on the element you create, it will allow you to configure different things. The following table indicates the different possibilities can have all the elements:


 

To keep in mind

 
  • Devices can only be associated to one element (root or zone or location or sublocation). 
  • Heritage concept. If you assign a device to a zone, the locations and sublocations below it, will inherit the device assigned to that zone. Or if you assign a device in a location, it will appear also in the sublocations below. That will help to configure the projects quicker. For example, if some of your buildings are located in the same city, you can assign the "Outdoor weather station" to the "Zone" (which represents the city), so all the locations below will inherit the corresponding weather device. So you just need to assign it once instead of configuring it in each location.
  • The heritage concept will be applied in all the configuration and visualization menus. For example, if you are configuring the reference meters of a Sublocation, you will be able to select the devices which are in the location above. 

 

Configuration

 

In order to create the hierarchy tree, you should go to Settings > Locations > and click on "Hierarchy tree" button. Here you can drag and drop the zones, locations and sublocations to the desired path. Just select the element and move to the final element. 
 

 
 

View



You can visualize your account from a desired point of the tree. Thus, you can select each location quickly with the tool located on the top of the screen:
 

 

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