Part 3 of the CIMPLICITY tour provides links to documentation that describes how to create powerful applications that graphically deal with system data for whoever has access privileges.

Part 3 of CIMPLICITY Tour
Step 9.
  • Configure a CimEdit screen.
  • CimEdit combines the features commonly found in high-powered graphics applications, with an abundant number of state of the art configuration tools. They all help you take advantage of CIMPLICITY's extensive runtime capabilities. Consequently, you can create CimView screens that are clear, easy, and robust.
  • CimEdit Screens provide you with several diverse features and capabilities that you can use at any time during your screen design session. Some, but not all of the capabilities include:
    • Preliminary Layout CimEdit offers you a wide assortment of objects and object types to place on your CimEdit screen. Consequently, you can place objects that deal with data from any source you specify and display the data or evaluation results in a manner that is most effective for your project's runtime requirements.
    • Inanimate Visual Features enable you to modify the appearance of an object. They range from modifying its size so it will fit where you want it go, to displaying a several similar objects that represent similar but independent functions.
    • Runtime movement and Animation provides several choices to create activity on your screens that makes it easy for a CimView user to quickly determine the status of a point or expression.
    • Points report specific conditions in the system. Points are the result of detailed configuration, which is done in the Point Properties dialog box. As with other CIMPLICITY applications, when you are in CimEdit, you can find and use any point that is already in any broadcasting project on your network. In addition, you can create new points by opening the Point Properties dialog box through CimEdit.
    • Variables can be used in an expression to represent different types of values
    • Events trigger a procedure or call a script. CimEdit provides a long list of events from which you can choose the best one for your requirements.
    • Procedures contain one or more actions that are triggered in the specified order when an event occurs and while the screen is displayed in CimView. CimEdit provides several actions from which a screen designer can easily compile a meaningful list.
Step 10. Test your configuration through CimView.
  • CimView is a runtime, interactive graphical user interface through which you can monitor and control your facility. CimView displays screens that were created in CimEdit for specific applications.