I am in the same position. I have one on-off in a three way configuration, and a few more dimmers in 3 and 4 way configurations. I would like to understand how to do the association, and what is the proper configuration for the remote switches. They default configure as “device”
A direct association should be possible with use of an aeon remote, but would prefer a configuration based from the hub. Has anyone achieved 3 way configuration?
I did get this working - it's not super obvious, but, basically, add your aeon minimote as a secondary controller to Hubitat (put the hub in inclusion mode, and click 'Learn' on the minimote).
After I did that, I followed the standard instructions in the Aeon support article for how to pair switches. Even then, you sometimes have to do it a couple of times before it takes. They work well now, but it wasn't for the faint of heart to make it work.
Update: I have achieved an incomplete level of dimmer functionality using the following information in rule machine:
From the User Guide:
Set these dimmers
This action sets the selected dimmers to the selected level with an optional fade time, or tracks another dimmer’s level.
Track event dimmer works along with a Condition or Trigger Event of “Dimmer level”. When this dimmer level event causes the rule to run this action, the selected dimmers are set to the same level as the dimmer that triggered the rule. This can be used in automations where a group of dimmers follow another dimmer as it changes level. The typical usage for a Trigger is to have a Trigger Event of “Dimmer level >= 0”, and then Track Dim as the action.
I defined a trigger
The Accessory dimmer is the trigger where the trigger event of dimmer level greater than or equal to 0.
The master dimmer then tracks dim as the action.
With this, the Accessory dimmer can dim up and down, but cannot turn on and off the lights. Further, the Accessory dimmer has its own on and off, which means it wont control the master unless it is turned on itself.
Because association changed with Z wave plus, I don't think we are going to see anymore secondary controllers like the minimote which can form associations between two other devices.
With SmartThings, the preferred method now is to use the Z wave tweaker DTH. You just assign the device temporarily to that DTH, create your associations, then shift back to your every day driver.
I don't know if it's possible to port that to hubitat, but it would be the easiest way to deal with associations.
Failing that, you need to look into adding some secondary Z wave controller to hubitat, and I don't know if that's supported either. But the tweaker would be a much better option because it doesn't require buying a second device and it's much easier to use.
Thank you for your time in replying. That ST tool would seem to solve the problem. Sadly, I have no idea how to attempt porting it to Hubitat.
With respect to the Cooper handheld controller, I agree with your rationale.
I have a house full of Cooper and evolve/linear 3 and 4 way dimmers, so I’m in a bit of pickle. I either solve the problem or.....buy a bunch of HS switches and accessory switches I guess? Or I stay with Vera and deal with their issues
Cooper is now a division of Eaton. So as of 2016, Eaton is the company, Cooper is the division, and Aspire is the model line. You can find the devices listed under any of these three names, or under "Eaton Cooper" or "Eaton's Aspire," it just varies by retailer. The model number is always the same, fortunately.