About Resources

Resources are the physical or conceptual units that comprise your facility. They can be devices, machines, or stations where work is performed, or areas where several tasks are carried out. Resource configuration plays an important role in your CIMPLICITY project by routing alarms to specific users and filtering the data users receive.

CIMPLICITY software uses resources in the following ways:

  • Each CIMPLICITY device and point is associated with a resource.
  • Each user has a view of the facility. The view is defined by the resources configured for that user. CIMPLICITY software alarms are generated against resources and routed (displayed) to users who have those resources in their view.
  • Many base system functions (such as Alarm Viewer) and product option functions filter data by resource. For example, a user can create an Alarm Viewer display that only contains alarm data for a specific resource.