Xilica Designer

Universal platform, integrated Dante configuration and third-party device control are among the strengths of the Xilica Designer software.

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Troubleshooting Device Connections.

Below are some questions to answer prior to contacting Xilica support. Make sure everything has been thoroughly checked when troubleshooting
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How do I program and wire Solaro GPIO cards?

Solaro GPIO cards provide 4ch of GPIO inputs, 4ch GPIO Voltage inputs, or 4ch GPIO outputs per card. Learn how to use and wire GPIO cards.
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How do I create a Paging button?

Momentary buttons are best used for applications with paging microphones. Learn how to set up a paging button below.
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My third-party device can't be controlled by another device!

If the third-party device can only be controlled by one device only, this may be related to the device limitations.
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How do I map my third party device?

Xilica Designer lists a number of third-party brands and devices in the Component Library menu. To go online, the devices must be mapped.
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How do I change the sampling rate of my Dante card?

Solaro FR1 has selectable sampling rate of 48 or 96kHz. The hardware and software sampling rates must match for changes to take effect.
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How do I create Radio buttons?

Radio buttons are used to select one of a predefined set of mutually exclusive options. They can also trigger multiple, stacked items.
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How can I power On/Off a Power Sequencer using Logic?

Learn how to power On/Off a power sequencer using logic high/low (true/false) signals in Xilica Designer.
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How do I set up a 10k Potentiometer with a GPIO Voltage Input card?

GPIO Voltage Input card provide 12V and can sense 0-24V. If a 10k pot is at maximum level, the DSP needs to be set up to see it as 24V.
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What different processing modules does Xilica Designer offer?

Learn about the available DSP modules in Xilica Designer.
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I want my audio to Ramp-up or Ramp-down.

Learn how to create audio ramping (ramp-up or ramp-down effect) using Logic and Control blocks. This works well for sound masking.
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Can I mute my entire system with one button or switch?

Logic Controlled Mutes can mute an entire system from a button, switch or trigger point. This is useful for Life safety systems.
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Can I create an indicator to monitor the audio level?

Create indicators for when the audio signal is too high (clipping) or too low (quiet) using Control and Logic blocks in Xilica Designer.
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What are Control blocks and How can I use them?

Xilica Designer provides Control blocks that can be added to any design. Control blocks are handled in percentage. Learn how to use them.
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How do I use Device Heartbeat Monitor and Network Message Capture?

Xilica Designer has Device Heartbeat Monitor and Network Message Capture features in the Troubleshooting tab of Xilica Designer.
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Xilica Designer crashes before Network View opens!

If Xilica Designer is crashing before it opens Network View, there is a high chance that one of the system files is corrupted.
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What are the different Logic modules and how can I use them?

Logic for Xilica is Boolean (high/low, true/false). Logic is meant to be used standalone or with audio blocks and control blocks.
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What is Project Controller?

Solaro DSP have a Project Controller to allow users to link items and network items together for control.
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Recommendations when using Dante

Please read Audinate's switch and router information and use their FAQ for recommendations and answers related to Dante networked audio.
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What is the XWP control and how do I program it?

XWP is a simple wall control with an OLED screen and rotary knob. It can control up to 32 menus and hide menus.
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How do I create a Mute On and Off label?

Mute buttons can have a On label and an Off label. They can also be custom colored for each state of the mute button.
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How do I create a Stereo selector with radio buttons?

Create a stereo selector and control it using an XWP control or XTouch Control device with drop-down buttons or a radio buttons.
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How do I remove a color or choose no color?

Objects and text colors can be customized in the Object Property menu. No color can be set by selecting a transparent color.
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Can I Power On with a Preset?

Easily program your device to power on with a preset or the last power off value.
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What is Dante View?

Manage real-time Dante connections using Xilica Designer's Dante View.
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How do I know which Firmware and Software versions I'm using?

To help troubleshoot, Xilica's Technical Service team may request the current Firmware and BIOS versions and software version used.
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How do I switch between different views in Xilica Designer?

There are three views in Xilica Designer: Network view, Dante view, and Project view. Switch between the three views any time.
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How can I receive notifications about new software updates?

Receive notifications for new software releases by setting up your preferences in Xilica Designer, subscribe to our mailing list and socials
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How do I skip Dante configuration in Xilica Designer?

To use Audinate's Dante Controller to configure Dante connections, you must change your preferences in Xilica Designer to skip Dante config
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How do I perform an IP Reset?

Reset the IP address of your Solaro or Neutrino devices in a few steps.
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How do I import a pre-designed template into Solaro?

Solaro series DSP devices provides the option to load pre-designed design templates.
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How do I use the User Defined Device module?

The user defined device module enables users to replicate their own device(s) to be used for Bill of Materials and BluePrint drawings.
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Where can I add project and device details and can I hide sensitive information?

Xilica Designer provides a project information block to store project details and can also hide sensitive information, such as passwords.
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How do I export a BluePrint drawing?

Xilica Designer can export a BluePrint drawing of the design as AutoCAD or JPEG. This will export devices, wire, and project info.
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Are back-up files saved in Xilica Designer?

If Xilica Designer crashes, you can recover a previous version as Xilica Designer automatically saves back-up copies as you work.
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My device won't load the design to the physical device.

If you are unable to load the design to the physical device, please complete the following steps.
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How do I password protect my DSP?

Password protection can be enabled for hardware devices to prevent unauthorized personnel from accessing the device.
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How do I create a large scale paging system?

Learn how to create a custom, large scale paging system in Xilica Designer.
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Troubleshooting Dante primary and secondary ports.

If you are having trouble with Dante interfaces and devices, please ensure your Firmware is up-to-date, and review Audinate's FAQ.
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How do I perform a full USB Firmware Recovery?

If your Solaro O/S is corrupted by powering Off or disconnecting the device during Firmware upgrade, a Firmware recovery must be performed.
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Can I download a previous Firmware version?

Device Firmware Manager in Xilica Designer provides multiple Firmware versions for Xilica devices.
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How do I zone page with momentary and radio buttons?

Learn how to create a zone paging system that can be controlled using momentary and radio buttons in Xilica Designer.
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How can I convert a Neutrino project to a Solaro project?

Solaro Series and Neutrino Series DSP are separated into two separate project files in Xilica Designer. Learn how to convert projects below.
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Can I check device Resource Usage?

Device resource usage monitors the device memory usage, device temperature and error statistics.
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How do I change the font size in Xilica Designer?

Xilica Designer's font size can be easily changed and configured in the Preferences of the software.
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How can I quickly duplicate chains of modules?

Learn how to duplicate chains of modules and complete your design quickly. Label information and item properties can be copied over too.
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Can I create a document for Third Party Control Objects?

A Microsoft Excel document can be easily generated for Third Party Control objects. Save the file and send it to your programmer.
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How do I organize my wires?

Learn how to quickly organize wires, label wires for Bill of Materials and BluePrint drawings, and more wiring design tips.
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How do I go online with my project file?

Learn how to map and go online with device(s) in Xilica Designer.
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How do I password protect my project file?

Password protect your Xilica Designer project file in a few steps. This is important for Solaro Series DSP as the device saves a backup file
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How do I transfer and share design files?

Two different file types can be saved in Xilica Designer. Learn how to properly save and transfer the files from one user to another.
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I forgot/lost my DSP device password.

In the event a device is locked with a password and the password is forgotten or lost and cannot be retrieved, please complete the following
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What is the Generic Dante Device module in Xilica Designer?

If your Dante device is not listed in Xilica Designer, create your own by adding a Generic Dante Device module to the work area.
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How can I create presets?

Easily create presets, edit and trigger presets in Xilica Designer with a few easy steps.
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How do I perform a Firmware Upgrade in Xilica Designer?

Firmware upgrades ensure that devices are up-to-date and functioning properly. Learn how to Firmware upgrade your device
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What are your partnerships with other audio/video manufacturers?

A range of partners including Bose, Christie, Powersoft and NEC are integrated into Xilica Designer software to streamline programming.
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How can I connect my Xilica device?

Learn how to successfully connect and configure Xilica devices in a DHCP (Automatic) or non-DHCP (Manual) network with a few simple steps.
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How do I install the Xilica Designer software?

Easily install the Xilica Designer software with a few simple steps. Xilica Designer is compatible with Mac and PC.
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What is Network View?

Network View displays device information, network information and device connection status. Learn about Network View below.
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What new features does XTouch Control v4.0.0 provide?

XTouch Control v4.0.0 is available to download for iOS, Android, Mac and PC devices. Read the full list of new features and updates.
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Network View Error Messages.

If your device block displays a symbol or icon, hover over the icon to view the message. Learn the meaning of error and network messages.
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How do I find my computer's network information?

Computer network information is used when assigning manual static IP Addresses to devices. Learn how to find computer network information.
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Xilica Designer v4.0.1 Release Notes

Xilica Designer v4.0.1 provides users with a number of new features for Solaro Series DSP and Solaro compatible devices.
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How do I create and export a Bill of Materials?

Xilica Designer generates a Bill of Materials as the design is created. The Bill of Materials includes all device and wire information.
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How do I create a new Xilica Designer project?

Xilica Designer is a simple drag and drop configured platform used to create project designs for all application types.
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What is the Ducker module and how do I use it?

The Ducker module is a dynamic processor available in Xilica Designer. Learn how to use the Ducker module in your application.
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How can I save changes made from Online mode?

Changes made while in online mode can be saved back into the project design easily.
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How can I use the Auto Feedback Suppression module?

The Auto Feedback Suppression module is available in Xilica Designer. Learn how to suppress audio feedback by following a few simple steps.
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