seems counterintuitive

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Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:17 pm
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seems counterintuitive

Not sure this is the right place, but couldn't figure out where was better.

From my log:

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Virtual Devices                 sent "Exterior Lights" on
  Sent Hue Lights                 "Front Porch Lux" off at ramp rate 0.0 sec.
  Sent Hue Lights                 "Patio Spot" off at ramp rate 0.0 sec.
  Sent Hue Lights                 "Rear Corner Spot" off at ramp rate 0.0 sec.
  Sent Hue Lights                 "Front Spot" off at ramp rate 0.0 sec.


Did I set up the virtual device wrong? How would I have done that?

SmartThings refugee, so happy to be on Indigo. 10.13.6 on an i5 MBP w/Harmony Hub, Hue, DomoPad, Dynamic URL, Device Extensions, HomeKit Bridge, MatplotLib, Plex, uniFAP, Wunderground, Nanoleaf, LED Simple Effects, Airfoil Pro, Grafana.

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Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:24 pm
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Re: seems counterintuitive

Virtual devices are different than regular devices. Have a look at this documentation:
http://wiki.indigodomo.com/doku.php?id=indigo_6_documentation:virtual_devices_interface

What you might be looking to do (when I turn something on, a group of devices turn on) can be done with an Action Group. For example, some examples from my Action Groups:

"Dusk" turns on select devices when it's about 15 minutes before sunset
"Sunset" turns on several outside lights
"Bedtime" turns off all inside lights
"Sunrise" turns off all outside lights

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Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:27 am
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Re: seems counterintuitive

Different Computers wrote:
Did I set up the virtual device wrong? How would I have done that?

Is this from our varied posts on best practice?

Did you follow my post that you acknowledged as very helpful - it highlights the gotchas that everyone falls for, including you. :-)

Peter

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Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:58 am
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Re: seems counterintuitive

You're right. But at that time I was on the demo, and couldn't investigate Virtual Devices because of the device limit.

So I wasn't ready to have that stuff in my head, I guess.

I get Virtuals now. They're very different from the same thing in ST, and better, but that's what threw me.

All in all, I can't yet describe how much better and different Indigo is from SmartThings. Last night I deleted all my SmartApps and most of my devices from ST. It was really cathartic!

SmartThings refugee, so happy to be on Indigo. 10.13.6 on an i5 MBP w/Harmony Hub, Hue, DomoPad, Dynamic URL, Device Extensions, HomeKit Bridge, MatplotLib, Plex, uniFAP, Wunderground, Nanoleaf, LED Simple Effects, Airfoil Pro, Grafana.

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