Option 2.1. Create a new Device

CIMPLICITY provides several methods to create a new device.

  1. Select Project>Equipment>Devices in the Workbench left pane.

  2. Do one of the following.

A

Click File>New>Object  on the Workbench menu bar.

B

Click the New Object button on the Workbench toolbar.

C

In the Workbench left pane:

 

Either

Or

 

Double click Devices.

  1. Right-click Devices.

  2. Select New on the Popup menu.

D

  1. In the Workbench right pane.

  1. Right-click any device.

  2. Select New on the Popup menu.

E

Press Ctrl+N on the keyboard.

The New Device dialog box opens when you use any method.

  1. Enter the following information to define the new device:

Field

Description

Device

Name of the new device.

Warning: Do not  name the device EGD. EGD is reserved for and will be assimilated by the Proficy Process Systems device, EGD.

Port

Port that will be associated with the device.

Buttons to the right of the Port field do the following.

 

Button

Description

 

Brower

Opens a Select a Port browser.

 

Popup Menu

Opens a Popup menu to:

Create a new port.

Edit a current port.

Browse to find a port.

  1. Click OK to continue configuring the new device.

Result: The Device Properties dialog box for the new device opens. You will need to enter information for the General and device-specific properties.

More information

Step 2. Open a Device dialog box.