1. CIMPLICITY Program Layers

A CIMPLICITY project has two layers of programs:

User Application

Resident Process

The User Application layer consists of the following programs:

Alarm Viewer,


CimEdit, and


These programs are started by user request and remain running until the user exits them.

The Resident Process layer consists of a set of programs that are started when you start your CIMPLICITY project, and that remain running until your CIMPLICITY project is shut down.

If you are on a Server, the Resident Process layer includes such programs as the:


Device drivers,

Point Management,

Point Data Logger and,

Alarm Management Resident Process.

If you are on a Viewer, the only process running in the Resident Process layer is the Router.

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