The configuration software is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Whilst Loxone Config will run on XP please note this is no longer actively maintained and supported.
You can run Loxone Config on a Macbook by using software that allows you to have Windows running on your Macbook.
This guide also explains how to use multiple versions of Loxone Config at the same time.
The configuration software is designed for use with the operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8. Program settings like window positions and the like can be saved when you exit the application in the registry of your computer. The software can also be run on a Mac by having multiple operating systems using programs such as Parallels or Bootcamp.
The latest version of the configuration software can always be found on our download page.
INSTALLATION: WINDOWS PC
Please follow the steps below to set Loxone Config up on your Windows computer or laptop.
STEP 1: DOWNLOAD LOXONE CONFIG
The first thing you need to do is to download the Loxone Config program. You can find our latest public version on our downloads page. Beta users will also be able to download the latest Beta version from the Beta section of their accounts.
STEP 2: RUN THE EXECUTABLE FILE
Once you have downloaded Loxone Config the next step is to go into your downloads and double click on the executable file (ends with .exe). Click Yes when Windows asks if you would like to run the file to start the install wizard.
STEP 3: CHOOSE LANGUAGE AND START WIZARD
The next step is to choose the lanugage for the Config software. If you choose English then the default is ENG UK English. Click OK and then choose Next in the window after that.
STEP 4: LOCATION FOR FILES
Choose a location for the program files to be saved. You can also rename the folder which is how you install multiple versions, see further down the page for information on how to do this.
STEP 5: LOCATION FOR SHORTCUTS
Next choose where the program’s shortcuts are saved. Again you can rename the folder for when installing multiple versions.
STEP 6: DESKTOP ICON
This step allows you to say whether you want the wizard to place a shortcut on your desktop or not.
STEP 7: INSTALL
Finally you can now see an overview of the folder locations and any additional tasks. Click the Install button to finish the wizard.
INSTALLATION: APPLE MACBOOK
You can run Loxone Config on a Macbook by using 3rd party software to run Windows on the computer. Examples are Parallels, Bootcamp and VMware Fusion, you can get advice on this software when buying your Macbook. Wine is not compatible as you are only running applications and you are not able to install them.
Once you have Windows installed on your Macbook you can install Loxone Config in exactly the same way as the steps listed for a Windows PC.
USING LOXONE CONFIG
Our software is designed to map control tasks for the Miniserver in the form of PLC logic. The configuration software can do the following essential functions:
- Create programs for the Loxone Miniserver
- Store programs in a file (ending .LoxPLAN)
- Simulate programs offline
- Create a user interface which is generated automatically
- Set up logging, statistics and notification features
- Test the program in online mode with the Miniserver in a real time view
- Options to print out hard copies
The size of a Loxone Config file must not exceed 5 MB.
Our configuration software provides you with a detailed help manual which you can access this by clicking the ‘i’ in the top right-hand corner of any function block. The help file describes all of the functions, inputs, outputs and parameters for each function block.
The Object Help window can be moved around the screen or pinned to the side as desired.
You may also find our example configurations useful.
In Windows Explorer folder options select “Hidden files, folders and drives show”. This will make the folder ProgramData visible so you can save templates to Loxone Config so they show in the pre-defined devices menu. Select C:/ProgramData/Loxone/Loxone Config current version/ENG. The templates for RS485, RS232 and Modbus are saved in the Comm folder and virtual outputs are saved in the folder VirtualOut. Remote control templates are saved in the RC folder.
You should backup this folder ENG as installing new versions of Loxone Config in the future will overwrite this folder.