I'd kindly ask for your guidance and opinions in what direction will support for blind/shutter devices go under LMCE and Orbiter floorplans...
My home automation wrapper I'm writting in Perl is communicating with automation level with 3 variables for each devices that can be set to integer state (usually 0-100%):
1. velux_shutter_set - used for setting device to new state
2. velux_shutter - shows current activity of device (1 means device is in traveling phase, 0 means inactive, this one is useless for dimmable lights, cause they go instantly to new state)
3. velux_shutter_state - shows current state of device (when device is idel this equals to _set variable)
Now I'm trying to figure out, how such device will be shown on floorplan, when it will be supported. At least two ways comes to mind :
1. to show current state in number beside icon, and yellow colour of icon expresses traveling phase, maybe different icon to visually show different state (open,close,half open...)
2. to be like lights are currently made - so any state above 0 gives yellow icon and state of 0 gives neutral icon. For lights this is usable, cause you can see right away if light is switched on...
I'm leaning toward 1. also for lights (so show current state beside icon, state above 0 gives another color) and for shutters/blinds (state beside icon, different color of icon or different icon for each opened state and certain color for device traveling phase)...
I'd kindly hear your opinions... If I may express a little dream - if device appearance on floorplans and its controls and support could be somehow easily changed via few lines of Ruby code - with some embedded engine like currently GSD is, then we will gain enormous advantage in various possibility how to present things on floorplans and other visual interfaces.....
Thanks in advance,