Phase 2. Configure the Class

When you have determined the range of object requirements you can begin to configure all of the necessary class components. You do the configuration in the Point Class dialog box, which gives you an enormous amount of flexibility to fine-tune your class as it is developed. You also take advantage of CimEdit's linked object capability to create a class CimEdit screen from which object CimEdit screens can be instantly created.

The class provides you with the tools to configure:



Attributes (variables)

Categories to which values will be assigned when instantiating the object.

Provide the flexibility required to insure that the class the range of possible values among the objects.

Note: When you configure the class, you specify how the attribute can and will be dealt with by an object designer.

Data items

Definitions for points that are associated with the object.

Numeric Expressions

Data calculations that define numeric rules for an object.

String Expressions

String substitution support.


Apply to all objects in the class.


Apply to all objects in the class for triggering actions.


Apply to all objects in the class

CimEdit Graphic File

CimEdit screen associated with Point Class that will hold a source object for linked containers.

As a result, CimEdit screens can be instantly created and populated with values for any object in the class. 

Help File

Custom file designed to provide help during object creation.

More information

Example: Summary of class configuration features.

Class object evolution and construction overview.