Points, Variables and Expressions

You can create screens using points, variables, and expressions to monitor the status of your processes.

Points report specific conditions in the system and are configured in the Point Properties dialog.  In CimEdit, you can:

  • Find and use any point that is already in any broadcasting project on your network.
  • Create new points by opening the Point Properties dialog box through CimEdit.

Variables are a container for a piece of data, such as a full or partial Point ID or a text string in an expression. Variables are completely contained in CimEdit, where the application can evaluate them and act on the result in the manner you specify.

Expressions are similar to formulas, and can include points, variables, and constants.