Version 12

Home Control Assistant documentation is provided in PDF format. If you purchased a physical disk then the manuals are included on the CD. If you downloaded, they are included in the installation

The HCA User Guide is your major resource on how to use HCA and contains chapters on each major feature of HCA. You can download a single PDF file or each chapter in its own PDF file.

All in one PDF files

Chapter PDF files

  1. What is the Home Control Assistant?
  2. HCA Properties
  3. Your Home
  4. Devices
  5. Home Modes
  6. Rooms
  7. Schedules
  8. Visual Scheduler
  9. Groups
  10. Programs and the Visual Programmer
  11. Program Debugger
  12. Expressions
  13. Scripts
  14. Displays
  15. Visual Scene Editor
  16. Power Track
  17. Troubleshooter
  18. Restart
  19. Date Book
  20. Icon Themes
  21. Control User Interface
  22. Design Tools
  23. Status Export
  24. Design Import and Export
  25. Client Server
  26. HCA Clients
  27. Web Component
  28. Getting Help

In addition to the User Guide, a number of appendixes are available. Each appendix covers a major HCA hardware topic in depth. These are collected into a number of appendixes:

  1. HCA Limited, Standard, and Plus features
  2. CM11 and CM15
  3. Thermostats
  4. Weather
  5. IR Interfaces
  6. Wireless Interfaces
  7. Object Model
  8. UPB
  9. Insteon
  10. Protocol Bridges
  11. ZWave
  12. Generic Interfaces

HCA 12 Legacy Appendixes

There are a numbber of appendixes for legacy supported hardware and features.

  1. Elk Products Magic Module
  2. Lightolier Compose System
  3. x10 PowerLinc
  4. Marrick X10 Interfaces
  5. Downloading schedules and programs
  6. Programmable devices

HCA V12 Technical Notes