The ability to set the value of a step timer to a given variable is neat, but we are finding it falls short in our application. We are using a single dynamic step that loads information about each step from our database, ‘planned cycle time’ included. We can set the variable with each new step, but because the elapsed time of our ‘dynamic step’ is not reset with each new step, our step timer just continues to count down (albeit adjusted slightly by the difference between the previous and new ‘planned cycle times’).
One idea we had to fix this was a checkbox for the timer: “Reset step timer on step exit” or something similar, or just allowing us to “Data Man. → Clear → App Variable → Step Cycle Time”. We are obviously thinking within the context of our app and not the platform as a whole, so not sure how this would conflict with the intent of the timer overall.
Also, didn’t we used to be able to count up from 0? Could’ve sworn that was a feature previously.