Faceplate Translation

About this task

CIMPLICITY's Process Systems faceplate user interfaces can be translated, using the CIMPLICITY Language Mapper and an automatically created translation file Faceplates.clm.

  • Faceplate translation.
  • Faceplates.clm location.
  • Faceplate translation guidelines.

Faceplate Translation


  1. Open the CIMPLICITY Workbench.
  2. Select Computer>Managed Files in the Workbench left-pane.
  3. Double-click classes\pps\faceplates\FACEPLATES.CLM.

    Result: The faceplate keys are listed in the file.

  4. Translate the keys the same as you would do for any translation in CIMPLICITY.

    Faceplates.clm Location

    Open the CIMPLICITY installation folder that holds the faceplates files; the path is:

    ...\Program Files\Proficy\Proficy CIMPLICITY\classes\pps\faceplates

    The file, Faceplates.clm, is located in the \faceplates folder.

    guide: Faceplate Translation Guidelines
    • During a CIMPLICITY installation that is an upgrade, CIMPLICITY checks to see if faceplates.clm exists. If it does, CIMPLICITY will not overwrite it; if it does not, CIMPLICITY will create it.
    • A file Faceplates_src.clm is also located in the faceplates folder. Do not use the Faceplates_src.clm file. Faceplates_src.clm will be overwritten when CIMPLICITY is re-installed or upgraded.

    When CIMPLICITY is upgraded, Faceplates_src.clm may have some new translation keys. These keys will have to be merged into an existing Faceplates.clm in order to make them available for translation.

    • If you want to create a new Faceplates.clm, copy and paste Faceplates_src.clm into the \faceplates folder and rename the copy Faceplates.clm.