User Defined Point Attributes

CIMPLICITY enables a project developer to create sets of point attributes that use 16 bits and that can be applied to one or more points in a project.

Attribute sets are a powerful tool for aiding in point evaluation.

You can

  1. Create several user defined fields, (attribute definitions) within a set, then

  2. Associate the attribute set with a point. (The same attribute set can be associated with more than one point.), then

  3. Associate your user-defined fields with that point in expressions in:

Event Editor,

CimEdit for CimView,

Point Control Panel opened from a CimView screen,

Custom applications making point requests, and

BCE scripts.


The processes for a machine point called MACH_TEMP are different depending on whether or not a man is online. You:

  1. Create an attribute set call PROC.

  2. Include an attribute field called MOL (man-on-line).

  3. Associate the attribute set PROC with the machine's MACH_TEMP point.

  4. Create a CimView screen object that displays the value of the MOL field.

During runtime, the CimView screen will alert users whether or not a man is online for the point MACH_TEMP provided your application has set the attribute.

More information

USER_FLAGS (Attribute).

View a project's existing point attribute sets.

Create a new point attribute set.

Open an existing Attribute Set dialog box.

About point attributes.