What is the point capacity of a DMS-3500? How can it be found on a live system?

Issue

What is the point capacity of a DMS-3500?  How can it be found on a "live" system?

Product Line

TAC I/A Series

Environment

DMS-3500

Cause

Adding an air-handling system to an existing DMS installation.  The point capacity of the existing DMS-3500 is required to identify how much free capacity remains for the additional programming. 

Resolution

A DMS-3500 has a 250 point capacity.

Using OPRIF 11.x, connect to the DMS-3500 and follow the steps below to determine the actual point count on an installed system:

  1. From any screen, press F8 to enter command mode.
  2. Type CANCL (then Enter) to view the first point in the database.
  3. Type PNTID (then Enter) to view the first point's point name.  To the left of the point name is a three-digit number.  It should read 001 since it is the first point in the database.
  4. Press the F5 key which will display the last point in the system.  The three-digit number to the left of the point name will indicate a value between 001 and 250.