2.4. Create CimEdit Runtime-only Global Scripts

About this task

You can protect your CimEdit scripts (intellectual property) by creating runtime-only scripts (.cmsrt).

Important: Runtime-only scripts cannot be opened. Therefore, save a read-write version of the script (.cms) when you create a runtime-only script so you can review and revise it, if necessary.


  1. Click Runtime Global Script  in the Tools>Scripts group on the CimEdit Ribbon bar.

    The Select source file for runtime only script. dialog box opens.

    The selections are as follows.

    Field Description
    A File name A runtime-only file will be created from the selected file.
    B Files of type Filters files that display. Options are:
    • .bcl
    • .cms
    Files can be converted to runtime-only files. Both file types convert to .cmsrt. when you save them as runtime-only files in CimEdit.
    Note: Runtime-only scripts that are created in the Program Editor (.bclrt) cannot be used in CimEdit.
  2. Click Save.


The selected file is saved as a global runtime-only .cmsrt file.