Class Object Graphic

The Workbench enables a developer to create a class that includes a class CimEdit screen with a specified default class object graphic, and possibly other class object (sometimes referred to as OpenObject™) graphics. An object designer can create objects based on the class–class objects.

You can then:

Place a default class object graphic on a new CimEdit screen,

Use the default or other available class object graphics,

Do any other custom configuration for the screen you are configuring,

Save the screen and

Work with the class object's values in CimView.

The complexity of the class object screen depends on the configuration when the source object was created for the class.

  1. Use any of the following methods to place a class object on a CimEdit screen.

Workbench to CimEdit.

Object Browser.

Properties dialog box.

Workbench to CimEdit

  1. Select Objects in the Workbench left pane.

  2. Select the object you want to place on the CimEdit screen.

  1. Drag the object onto a new CimEdit screen.

Result: An object that is linked to the class source object displays on the screen.


Object Browser

  1. Click Object Browser on the CimEdit Tools toolbar.

  2. Place the cursor where you want the object to be placed.

  3. Click the left-mouse button.

  4. The Select an Object browser opens.

  5. Select the object.

Result: The object you select displays on the CimEdit screen.


Project dialog box

  1. Change the class object graphic, if more than one object is available, as follows:

  1. Right-click the class object graphic.

  2. The Properties dialog box opens.

  3. Select the Class Object tab.

  4. Select an object from the Graphic Name field drop-down list.

  1. Click OK or Apply.

Result: The selected object replaces the default object on the CimEdit screen.


  1. (Optional) Modify the object placement or size.

  1. Resize or move the class object so it will appear the way you want during runtime.

  2. Place, create and configure other non-class objects on the screen.

  3. Save the CimEdit screen.

Result: The screen is ready to be used during runtime.

More information

Available objects.