With a completed design in Xilica Designer, easily add an XTouch control to control devices with any Android, iOS, PC and Mac device.

Add an XTouch Control module

  1. In Xilica Designer, drag and drop an XTouch Control from the Component Library into the work area.
  2. Double click the XTouch Control module to open it.
  3. Click "Resize Panel" and select the panel size for your device. Click "Ok" to confirm the device. 
  4. Move the XTouch Control window to the side.

Create XTouch Control pages

  1. Double click a DSP module in the design. 
  2. Select the DSP parameters you would like to add to your XTouch control by dragging a selection box around the desired parameters Or hold Cmd + Click (Mac) / Ctrl + Click (PC) to select individual objects.
  3. With the DSP parameters selected, click and drag the highlighted parameters onto the XTouch control screen.
  4. Saved project presets will display in the Component Library menu. Drag & drop presets into the XTouch control work area to add them to your design. Please refer to Project Presets.

Customize XTouch Control pages

  1. Easily customize objects in the Object Property menu (on the right). Properties vary for different objects and modules.
  2. Organize your screen by adding Drawing Elements from the Component Library menu. This includes Labels, Images, Rectangles, Lines and Eclipse (Circles). Customize Elements in the Object Property menu.
  3. Add, Delete and Rename pages easily in the XTouch control window.
  4. You can also upload a background image for your control page. In the Object Property menu under the Panel background heading, select your desired background image.
  5. To re-arrange the order of control pages, drag and drop the page names into the new order (Pages are listed in the XTouch window on the left.)

Password Protect Pages

Click on the background work area of your XTouch control screen.

In the Object Property menu, under the heading Panel Password Information, type in a password to set a password.

You can also check "Auto Logout" or "Timeout Logout".

Save project

Save your project by clicking the "File" tab at the top left of the software.

"Save As..." creates a new Project file. Type in the desired Project name and save to a memorable location on your computer.

"Save" stores all current project settings to the opened project file.

At the top right of the work area, you can also click on the Floppy Disk icon to save your work to the project file.

We recommend backing up the project file to an external location.

Note: This saves the XTouch programming and DSP design to your computer but not to the physical device itself.

Online Mode

There are two ways to go online with XTouch Control.

  1. You can associate a XTouch Control with a specific physical device- meaning you can map the design to a specific XTouch panel.
  2. Associate the XTouch Control with a Solaro Series DSP. This stores the design in the DSP device so that any XTouch control panel can obtain the design without needing to map it in Xilica Designer. This allows multiple users to access the XTouch control.

Associate a XTouch Control with a specific device (Map the design to a specific physical XTouch panel)

  1. Download the XTouch App here.
  2. Go to Xilica Designer's Network View.
  3. Open the XTouch App on your device.
  4. Select the correct Network.
  5. Navigate back to Xilica Designer's Project View.
  6. Right click the XTouch Control module. Select "Map to Physical Device" > "Physical Device..." > Select the XTouch control.
    Please note that the XTouch App on your device must be active for successful mapping.
  7. Navigate to Xilica Designer's Network View. The devices must be connected and online in order to load the design to the device(s).
  8. Save your project.
  9. Select "Load Design to Device(s)" located at the top of the work area.
  10. A window will appear. Devices with a check mark will load the design to the device. Devices in red are not connected. Click "Ok" to proceed.
  11. When online, the work area will become a solid grey color.
  12. Double click the XTouch Control module. Changes made from the XTouch App on the device will mirror in the Xilica Designer software.
  13. Select "Go Back to Design Mode" to switch back into design mode any time.


Associate XTouch Control with Solaro Series DSP.

  1. In Xilica Designer's Project View, right click the device.
  2. Select "Map to Physical Device" > "Associate XTouch design with Solaro DSP device..." > Solaro Series device
  3.  Notice that on the Solaro Series DSP, a new "Associated XTouch(s)" button appears. 
  4. Click the "Associated XTouch(s)" button on the Solaro Series DSP and select the XTouch Control to view the XTouch design.
  5. At the top of the work area, select "Load Design to Device(s)". The XTouch Control will display in red as not connected. Click "Ok."
  6.  Open the XTouch App on your device.
  7. Swipe up on the device screen. To configure the device settings, select the icon. Click "Ok" to save your changes.
  8. Swipe up on the device screen. Select the link icon (next to gear icon).
  9. The XTouch App will look for a device on the network. Once found, the screen will display the Solaro Series DSP name and associated XTouch Control.
  10. Select the XTouch Control and click "Apply". 
  11. The design will be loaded onto the XTouch App device.
  12. Double click the XTouch Control module in the Xilica Designer software.
  13. Changes made on the XTouch App device will mirror in the Xilica Designer software.
  14. Select "Go Back to Design Mode" to switch back into design mode any time.


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