2. Place a Symbol Object on a CimEdit Screen

Place an Object Explorer object on a CimEdit screen.

Place a SmartObject on a CimEdit screen.

Place an Object Explorer object on a CimEdit screen

  1. Open the Object Explorer through CimEdit.

  2. Find and select an object using the mouse or the keyboard.


Click any object to select it.


Keyboard keys operated in the Symbols window as follows.


Function in Symbols window


Move to the portion (the category tree or the object grid) of the Object Explorer that you want to affect


Select the object that is next to the current object in the direction of the arrow when an object is already selected


Select the top-left most object


Select the bottom-right most object.

  1. Do one of the following to insert an object on a CimEdit screen.

Note: When the object is inserted on the CimEdit screen, it may be linked or stand-alone based on whether or not the Link named objects as default checkbox is checked or clear in the Global Configuration dialog box.

Drag a selected object to where you want it in the CimEdit workspace.

You can place a copy of or link to an Object Explorer object on the CimEdit screen.

Double-click the left mouse button on the desired object.

Select an object; press Enter.


If the object is not a SmartObject, depending on the method you used, it is placed:

Where you dragged it or

In the center of the last active CimEdit window; that window becomes the foreground window.

If the object is a SmartObject:

A SmartObject Configuration dialog box may open for pre-placement configuration.

Note: If the SmartObject Configuration dialog box does not open for pre-placement, to open it, double-click the object after it is placed on the screen

Place a SmartObject on a CimEdit screen

  1. Select an object that is in the CIMPLICITY SmartObjects folder.

The SmartObject Configuration dialog box for the selected object opens.

  1. Fill in the fields that display for the selected object.

  1. Click OK.

The SmartObject is placed on the CimEdit screen.

  1. Make sure the project is running.

  2. Click Test Screen to test the SmartObject.

Result: The SmartObject display reflects the specifications entered in the SmartObject Configuration dialog box.


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