Insert an ActiveX Control on a CimEdit Screen

You can easily insert an ActiveX Control anywhere on a CimEdit screen.

Selected CIMPLICITY controls.

CimEdit and other controls.

Selected CIMPLICITY controls

Click one of the following in the Drawing>Objects group on the CimEdit Ribbon bar.




Statistical Process Control (SPC)


Alarm Viewer


Historical Alarm Viewer


Proficy Portal

Result: The selected control is immediately placed on the screen.

CimEdit  and other Controls

Several ActiveX controls that CIMPLICITY and CimEdit supports are listed in an Insert Object dialog box.

The procedure to place anyone of them on the screen is straightforward.

  1. Click OLE in the Drawing>Objects group on the CimEdit Ribbon bar.

The cursor changes to into a bracket shape.

  1. Move the cursor to the location for the top left corner of the object .

An Insert Object dialog box opens.

  1. Select the ActiveX tab to see the list of ActiveX controls installed on your computer.

  2. Do one of the following.


Double-click an object in the list.


Click Add Control; find and select an ActiveX control in the Select a Control dialog box that opens.

Result: The selected ActiveX control is placed on your CimEdit screen.

More information

ActiveX controls.