Part 2 of the CIMPLICITY tour provides links to documentation that describes how to set up points and alarms.

Note: CIMPLICITY collects or calculates point data that it distributes to:

CimView screens

Alarm Viewer screens

Alarm printers

Logging tables

Other CIMPLICITY software options

The collection and distribution of point data is handled by the Point Management subsystem.

Step 6.


Create points including:


A device point communicates back and forth with a device that is attached to the server for monitoring and control purposes.


A virtual point provides you with the ability to calculate and report data that is independent of any one device.

Step 7.


Configure alarms.


Point alarms alert users when points are in a defined alarm states.

You create and modify point alarms in the Point Properties dialog box or the Alarm Definition dialog box through the Alarms folder.


System event alarms alert users for alarm states such as device failures, program terminations, system startups, and system shutdowns.

You create and modify system event alarms in the Alarm Definition dialog box through the Alarms folder.

Step 8.


Test your configuration in the Point Control Panel.


The Point Control Panel provides you with a forum in which you can easily review and change point values and status during runtime.

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