Option 10.1. Export a Class

You can export a point class using the class popup menu options.

Exported point class files:

Have a .soc extension

Can be imported into other CIMPLICITY projects.

Important: Any changes you make to a class within a project will not be reflected in an exported class until it is re-exported.

  1. Right-click the Classes icon  in the Workbench left pane.

  2. Select Export from the popup menu.

The Save As dialog box opens.

  1. Save an export file as follows.



Save in

Folder in which the file will be saved.

File name


Name of the class which is the name for the class file

Save as type

*.soc is the extension for a class file.

  1. Click Save.

Result: CIMPLICITY includes the class components in the .soc file as follows:


Folder Retrieved from:

Class configuration


Scripts (.bcl) files


CimEdit (.cim) files


A class developer can import the class into a different project and work with the class configuration.

More information

Step 10. Export or import a class.