Option 10.2. Import a Class

You can import a class that has been exported to a .soc file into another CIMPLICITY project using the class popup menu options.

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

  2. Select Import from the popup menu.

The Open dialog box opens.

  1. Open an import file as follows.



Look in

Folder in which the file is located

File name


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

Files of type

*.soc is the extension for a class  file.

  1. Click Open.

The Workbench displays.

  1. Press F5 to refresh the screen.

Result: CIMPLICITY distributes the .soc file components as follows:


Folder Distributed to:

Class configuration


Scripts (.bcl) files


CimEdit (.cim) files


A class developer can now modify the class to meet any different requirements for the project.

An object designer can immediately implement objects with associated CimEdit/CimView screens.

More information

Step 10. Export or import a class.