There are two types of Macros in ZerOS - Fixture Macros and User Macros. User Macros are not available on FLX S consoles.
If a fixture macro or user macro is activated, the console will replay a sequence of actions for you.
Some fixture functions, such as resetting a fixture or switching a fixture's lamp on, are accessed via Macros rather than using a particular parameter within one of the attributes. This is to make controlling the fixture's function easier. Often, fixture functions require parameters to be at certain levels, for a certain amount of time, for the function to be activated. Fixture macros have all of this information stored in them. It also means you don't need to trawl through attributes and parameters to find the function you are after.
To access the macros of a fixture, first select the fixture(s) you need.
On FLX S, scroll the tabs along the top of the touchscreen, until you see a tab with your fixture's model name. Tap on the tab, to see all of your fixture's macros. Fixture Macros will be displayed in alphabetical order, to help you find the function you are after.
On FLX, tap the Macro key to access the Macro window on the internal touchscreen. Scrollable tabs will be shown along the top of the Macros window, one for each fixture that is currently selected. Tap on a tab, to see all the macros of that fixture. Fixture Macros will be displayed in alphabetical order, to help you find the function you are after.
You may find that some parameter details of your fixtures, are simply labelled "Macros". For example there are multiple details of the "Control" parameter in this image simply named "Macros".
This means that macros can be used to control that parameter, rather than using the parameter manually.
If your fixture has a "Lamp On" macro, and you use this to lamp on multiple fixtures, ZerOS will automatically strike your lamps one by one in the order of selection. This avoids striking all lamps at the same time, which could lead to overcurrent.