Step 8. Configure a Class CimEdit Screen

CimEdit screens configuration overview.

CimEdit screens configuration steps.

CimEdit screens configuration overview

In addition to creating the components that will enable an object designer to quickly create an object from a class (e.g. points, events, actions and scripts) you can create a class CimEdit screen which, when used for an object, will provide an operator with the necessary visual interface.

When you configure a class CimEdit screen an object designer can drag an existing object from the Workbench to a new CimEdit screen.

The source object from the class CimEdit screen appears on the new screen. Object values are substituted for variables, e.g. $OBJECT, that were configured on the source screen.

 Tip: It is recommended that you configure the following in the order they are listed:

  1. Other class components.

  2. One object that you can use to test the screen you are creating.

  3. The class CimEdit screen.

Important: This step provides an overview of how to configure a CimEdit screen for a class. It assumes that you are familiar with CimEdit configuration, which is essential for creating an effective class CimEdit screen.

CimEdit screens configuration steps

Step 8.1

Place the required objects on the screen.

Step 8.2

Group the objects into a top-level group.

Step 8.3

Enter class specifications for the top-level group.

Step 8.4

Apply class attributes (variables) to CimEdit objects within the top-level group.

Step 8.5

Associate the CimEdit screen with its class.

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Class configuration steps.