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Object Tree (physical)

The physical view of the object tree only shows unconnected and I/O instances at the top level. In the I/O area, the devices are shown in the structure of the actual physical connection. The structure is illustrated under Parent Instances. (I/O -> Gateway -> Device). Only instances are displayed.
Unconnected instances include those that are not physically present.


The explanation of the context menu of the various instances can be looked up in the Basics.


The object tree can be opened via the plus in the tab bar.

Add physical object tree

Color codes

In the object tree the status of the objects is shown with color codes

Black font:
Everything is normal and the object is displayed in the WebFront.

Light grey font:
Everything is normal and the object is not displayed in the WebFront.

Grey exclamation mark:
The object is inactive.

Light grey exclamation mark:
A higher-level instance of the object is inactive.

Red exclamation mark:
The object has an error state.

Light red exclamation mark:
A higher-level instance has an error state.

Further functionalities

If a time or an exclamation mark is hovered over in the object tree, a tooltip appears which shows, for example, the entire date or the type of fault.


An ObjectID can be searched for using the search dialog. If it is found, the object tree automatically jumps to the ID one is looking for and selects it.


With entry to the search field the filter is automatically activated. This can be activated/ deactivated by clicking on "Filter". The search is only carried out in the “Name” column.


Here the visibility of certain objects in the object tree can be switched on and off in order to set the overview or focus on certain types. If something is hidden, this button is highlighted in grey.


Overview functionality to activate and deactivate the displayed columns.

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