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Fixture Export

If the exact fixture you need to control is missing from the ZerOS Library, and cannot be found in Add Fixtures, you can use the Fixture Filtering options to find an existing fixture in the library that shares the same DMX map as the fixture you are trying control.

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Once you have found a fixture in Add Fixtures, you can then click Next. If required, you can then export a copy of this fixture, and give it a custom name. You could then load this fixture file back into the console, to patch it with your custom name.

To export a fixture, click "Export".

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In the Export Fixture window that opens, you can give the fixture file a name using the Filename field. This is a custom file name, and not the name of the fixture itself.

The “Advanced” tab allows the Manufacturer, Model and Mode names to be changed.

You can then click "Save", to save a copy of the fixture to your chosen storage Device. The fixture will be saved in the .zfix format.

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Upon exporting a fixture, you can also add RDM information to a fixture. The RDM information is in decimal (not hex), and includes the following information:

  • ESTA Manufacturer ID
  • Device Model ID
  • Personality ID

Upon detecting a connected RDM fixture, ZerOS will look at the fixtures in the ZerOS Library, plus any custom fixtures that have been loaded. If ZerOS sees a fixture in the library or a custom fixture, that has RDM information that matches the discovered fixture, ZerOS will then automatically patch it.

If ZerOS doesn't find a matching fixture, it will create a basic fixture personality based on the information it can obtain over RDM. This basic fixture personality can then be found in Add Fixtures. To find the RDM information of the discovered fixture, tap Setup -> Add Fixtures, find the RDM fixture that has been discovered, click Next > then Export. You can then view the RDM information, which could then be added to a custom fixture file if required.