Step 8.3. Configure the Top-level Group Object

A CimEdit class group object requires a name. The class group object becomes the source for graphics that are created for CIMPLICITY class objects.

In addition, a variable must be assigned to the class (group) object that CIMPLICITY will substitute with the appropriate (class) object name.

  1. Open the Object - Group Properties dialog box as follows:

  1. Right-click the group object.

  2. Select Properties from the Popup menu.

The Properties - Group  dialog box opens.

  1. Select the General tab.

  2. Name the top-level group object as follows.


Enter a name in the Object name field.


Click Apply.


The Object name (e.g. Object) displays in the Properties - Group dialog box title bar.

  1. Select the Variables tab in the Properties - Group dialog box.

  2. Assign the CIMPLICITY $OBJECT variable to the top level group object as follows:


Enter $OBJECT in the Variable field.


Check Public.

  1. Click OK.

Result: When an object that is created from the class is dragged into CimEdit, a class object graphic is created. The name of the object is substituted for {$OBJECT} in expressions during runtime.

Note: The $OBJECT variable on the Variables tab is read-only when a CimEdit screen designer opens the Properties - Class Object dialog box.

More information

Example: Source and class object names used.

Step 8. Configure a class CimEdit screen.