Crestron Tutorial: Set Up Your Crestron SIMPL Windows Interface

When you start a Crestron SIMPL Windows program, SIMPL Windows will put you into the Configure System mode. (see image below) Please note that there is a menu route or a tool bar method to selecting this mode.

Crestron SIMPL Windows configuring the system


Now that we are through configuring the Crestron CP2E control system, we will need to change SIMPL Windows to the Program System mode. Please note that there is a menu route or a tool bar method to selecting this mode.

Crestron SIMPL Windows configuring the system


Your screen should now look like this:

Crestron SIMPL Windows configuring the system


Remember, you can get back to the Configure System mode by using the methods described in the first image. You can now see that in the Program System mode, SIMPL Windows starts up with three panes. You will see the Symbols Library, Program View and the Detail View.

Symbol Library

The Symbol Library contains all of the symbols for your project. These can come from the Crestron Symbol Database, other projects on your computer or even symbols that you create.

Program View

The program view is where you will arrange the Symbols for this project. Already, this folder contains your Crestron CP2E processor and CT-1550 touch panel.

Detail View

The Detail View is a dynamic window where you will open your symbols to add or edit signals and device parameters.

Opening you first SIMPL Windows Symbol