Import Mimics

Mimics are the process diagrams that were created as pictures in the HMI/SCADA system. You import these pictures to use as mimics in the Web HMI layouts.

Before you begin

Verify the related iFIX pictures or CimEdit screens were exported for importing in to Web HMI.


  1. In the Administration environment, navigate to Visualizations > Mimic Management.
  2. Select Import.
  3. In the Import Mimics dialog box, do the following:
    1. Browse to the JSON ZIP file containing the mimics.
    2. To automatically create an asset object, object type, and group for the mimic based on its name and fields, select Auto-Create Model Elements.
      To use Auto-Create Model Elements, a model must not exist in Web HMI, and your exported pictures must not contain symbolic addresses, such as @[email protected]
    3. Select Import.
    4. Select the mimic in the left panel to view its mimic fields and associated data variables
  4. To view the mimic as it would appear in real time (when connected to the related data source), navigate to the Runtime environment.