CimEdit/CimView File Types and Search Paths

CimEdit enables you to save screens in three formats.




Binary, editable.


Binary, protected.


Text, editable.

CimEdit can also read files that are in .asc text format.

The format you choose determines:

Whether the screen is protected or editable.

When the screen is looked for in a CimEdit/CimView screen search sequence. CimEdit searches for the file when you instruct CimEdit/CimView to open a screen, e.g., through an Open Screen action or Overlay Screen action.

More information

Decide the format for a CimEdit screen.

Understand the CimView search sequence.

CimEdit workspace tools and object identifiers