How to use the RouterBus Arm and Take feature


Routerbus controls now have a setting that allows you to preset a source to be taken on command from a button (or any other control). Here’s a quick tour. You can download the example panel from here: Router Arm Take

Let’s see this in action first

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Here’s our panel:

1 – RouterBus control
2 – Take button
3 – text label to show us the source on output 0

Select another source

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We just clicked on Input 3, and now you can see it’s highlighted in a faded version of the active source showing that it is armed and ready to take.

Click the Take button

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and the router switches to Input 3.

Now let’s see how this works behind the scenes…

RouterBus ArmAndTake property is set to True

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The RouterBus is set up in the normal way and linked to the Router ( DUMMYRTR_1 in this case). To enable the Arm and Take feature you set the ArmAndTake property to True.

Take button script

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The script for the Take button is a simple one-line command.

ROUTERBUS_1:Take()

 

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