Controlling device from Dashboard is sometimes limited

I am new to Hubitat after using Vera products for years. I really like what I see so far from Hubitat.

I currently have two devices that has limited control from the Dashboard and full control from the device settings page. For example, i can reverse my ceiling fan from the device settings, but not from the Dashboard. Another example is I can control all switches independently from the device settings for my Aeotec Smart Strip, but not from the Dashboard. All four outlets are switched on or off as a group when I use Dashboard.

I emailed support and received the following reply:
"Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. Unfortunately, the dashboard cannot handle the additional switches as this time, however, a popular solution is creating virtual switches and using Rule Machine to link them to the main driver.

For more details I suggest reaching out in our community to learn from other members how they were able to add the additional switches on their dashboards."

I have basic experience with Rule Machine and have managed to create a couple of basic rules. If anyone could explain how i can accomplish this, I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

@lou I got mine to work after a very frustrating few days. I will get some screen shots for you. To start when you are in RM you need to set it up with the custom action of the Aeotec power strip. I myself am very new to Hubitat from Vera as you are so I have to take a few and put together screen shot and explain how I did this.
OK here are a few screen shots hope it helps.
Step one

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Let me know if this do infact help or I need to get you more!

As I thought (could be wrong??) the guy that maintained/updated Dashboards no longer works for Hubitat, I don't know what the short term/medium term roadmap for Dashboards is...

I for one would love to see more functionality, though.

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@sky320 Thank you so much. I will try the procedure and report back.

@lou Make sure to create the virtual switch also!

@sky320 Worked like a charm!! Thank you so much for your help!!

@lou I am new to Hubitat so, I may need to reach out to you in the future. I am happy it worked for you.

@sky320 Anytime! Thanks again!!

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