2.4.1. Open an Object's Properties Dialog Box through Expression View

You can quickly find a selected object's expression and open its Properties - Object dialog box through Expression View. Once opened any of the object's properties, including its expression can be modified.

  1. Select an object in the Expression View window.


The object that is at the bottom of an expanded tree contains the selected expression. However, an object above the bottom may also include that expression. You can check for duplications and other possible inconsistencies by copying the expression list to the clipboard and reviewing it in an application such as Excel.

You can open the Properties dialog box for any object in the tree.


A TANK2 fill object has an expression TANK2 + 50

Note: The expression in CimView would be \\<project name>\TANK2+50


<project name> is the project that has the expression.

  1. Do one of the following.


Click the Properties button on the Expression View menu bar.


  1. Right-click the object.

  2. Select Properties on the Popup menu.

Result: The Properties dialog box opens for the selected object.


Any object properties, including the expressions, can be configured.


The expressions can be reviewed, but are read-only.

More information

2.4. Modify expressions.