Virtual dimmer in 2021?

I’ve tried searching but when results from 2013 come up I know any solutions found there will no longer work :persevere: I have ST, a Bond bridge for controlling 3 ceiling fans with lights and Action Tiles on an Android tablet. I have the ceiling fans in ST via Bond and have separate light and fan control “devices” for each ceiling fan. The fan control in ST lets me pick a speed, not just on/off. When I try to bring that into AT it just gives me a switch for the fan, no speed selection. Is there any kind of way to do a virtual dimmer in ST to control fan speed then use that in AT to control the fan? I can no longer run the Classic ST app so all the old topics I see that talk about using that are unfortunately not an option :disappointed:

You can still add a virtual dimmer via IDE. The trick will be getting the virtual dimmer to mirror the fan control. It might be possible to use the Smart Lighting smartapp’s mirror setting. Unfortunately, I don’t have anything setup to test with.

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Thanks for the quick response! I was able to do virtual dimmers in the IDE for each fan then use WebCore to watch for changes in the virtual dimmers and turn them into commands to the fans. The virtual dimmers in ActionTiles give the option to set the level from the tile so I am all set now!


@jwflutterby Can you post some more details on how you did it? I have the same exact setup w/ ST, Bond and AT but still new to all this and haven’t figured it out yet. Thanks