CIM (Common Information Model) plays more and more significant role in the area of system integration and data exchange. Mikronika conducts development works in this range for several years, treating CIM as the key factor in many new projects. Within those activities, we have designed an auxiliary tool program which enables to present the CIM model. The original aim of CimLook, this is the name of the software mentioned, has been validation of the CIM subsystem in the SYNDIS system and facilitation of programming works. However, it has appeared that it may be successfully applied for training and analysis purposes.
The crucial functionality of CimLook comprises:
- class browser with text searching
- presentation of attributes and relations including inheritance
- presentation of inheritance hierarchy
- support for several selected editions of CIM
Taking educational advantages of CimLook into consideration, we have decided to make it available for free. We hope that it will contribute to popularization of IEC standards connected with the CIM model.