PME Elective Series - Getting Started with PME Designer

Length: 1 Day


As with all our elective series classes, this remote session will cover a specific task, tool or use case as it pertains to the PME platform. Topics will not only be covered with presentation and discussion, but also with practice through a hands-on lab session for the attendees.

This advanced programming course focuses on an introduction the Designer interface in PME software. Students will learn the architecture of the ION meter along with using the Designer interface to examine the default frameworks. Students will also be introduced to the Virtual ION Processor (VIP) navigation and features.  Students will learn the differences between the default meter templates and firmware versions that can be uploaded to devices and be able to describe each. At the end of the course, students will have learned how to open and navigate the nodes available to the Designer tool as well as best practices for programs creation and backup of .dcf and .cfg files to preserve the node environment.

Delivery Type

  • VILT

Who should attend

This course is designed for anyone who works with a PME system and has reasonable knowledge of the default functions of ION meters and PME software. This course may be appropriate for meter/instrumentation technicians, system engineers and system integrators who need to learn how to get the most out of their PME software and associated meters.


  • Working knowledge of PME software, especially experience using Vista

  • Working knowledge of the default capabilities of ION meters
  • General computer skills and basic working experience with Microsoft Windows
  • Completion of a PME Fundamentals or Overview course is recommended.

Students will be able to

  • Describe ION architecture and ION module properties
  • Examine configuration of meters installed in a PME system
  • Understand the VIP node and capabilities
  • Understand the procedure to backup and restore a meter template
  • Understand relevant documentation