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Cabinet set-up from version 1.13 onwards


This step-by-step plan shows you how to set up a cabinet in the Niko Home Control software from software version 1.13.

Starting point

The starting point of this step-by-step plan is a project in which you have completed the component Creation.

Step 1: Open cabinet set-up

  • Go to Cabinet set-up in the menu bar at the top.
    You arrive in the screen Assemble the cabinet
The list of options opens automatically on the left-hand side.
If the installation consists of more than one cabinet, you can add a cabinet by clicking on add an extra cabinet in the right-hand section of the screen.

  • To open the tab Cabinet properties, click on Cabinet: kast_1 in the left-hand section of the screen.

  • If necessary, assign the cabinet a name.
  • Modify the size of the cabinet under Cabinet dimensions

Step 2: Fill the cabinet with modules

  • Click on continue to go to the Fill with modules tab.

If you have chosen to do so at Add a new project, the software automatically equips the first created cabinet with a connected controller.
  • Click on the first module, the connected controller.

  • If necessary, assign the connected controller a name.
  • Click on OK to return to the Cabinet properties tab.
  • Click on continue to go to the Fill with modules tab.
  • Select the modules needed for your project. The type and number of modules will be determined by the type and the number of circuits in the installation.

The software places the module next to the previous module or goes to the next DIN rail, if insufficient space remains.
Modules can be freely rearranged in the Cabinet set-up.
By clicking on the rail of your choice beforehand, you can indicate yourself that you want the module on another rail. If necessary, a rail coupler is automatically positioned.
  • If necessary, assign the module a name.

An installation usually needs several switching modules. Give each switching module a distinct name. 
Preferably position the dimming modules at the bottom of the electrical cabinet, yet not underneath heat-sensitive elements such as the connected controller or the power supply.

Step 3: Assign outputs and sensors

  • Click on continue to go to the Assign outputs tab.
  • Click on the module whose outputs you want to assign to the elements to be controlled in the home.

The selected module is then displayed on the right together with the contacts.
On the plan of the home, a '+' sign now appears next to all outputs that can be assigned to this type of module. 
  • Click on the outputs that you want to link to this module.

The elements are assigned to the module in the order in which they were clicked, until all of the contacts are occupied. 
You can modify the sequence of the outputs on the module by dragging the elements from one line to another using the black button at the end of the line.
When you wire the cabinet, it is important to do this in the sequence that you specified in the software. 
  • Click on save to return to the overview of the various modules.
  • Repeat the steps in Assigning outputs and sensors for each module in the cabinet. 
  • Click on save to return to the Assemble cabinet screen.


Continue with the Realisation step.

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